Ben Evans

Ben Evans

2nd Year PhD student

GRAIL at New York University

Biography

I am a second-year PhD Student in the CILVR group advised by Lerrel Pinto. My interests include Robot and Reinforcement Learning to enable robots to sense, think, and act in unstructured environments.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington, working at first in the Robotics and State Estiation Lab with Arunkumar Byravan on video prediction, then in the Movement Control Lab with Kendall Lowrey and Aravind Rajeswaran on off-policy reinforcement learning and nonlinear model predictive control.

Interests
  • Robot Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Directed Exploration
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020-present

    New York University

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, 2015-2020

    University of Washington