Portrait of Andi Peng

Andi Peng

AI Resident


I am researching away as an AI Resident in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group. I’m intrigued by how decisions are made, in both humans and machines. By understanding the formal principles that underlie how we learn and reason, I hope to build systems that collaborate with humans to solve computational tasks. I also work with AI for Earth.

I find myself growing ever more concerned that the world isn’t using AI safely, fairly, or ethically. To that end, I’ve worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and with the Partnership on AI through the AETHER Committee on understanding the impacts of technology. Our report on establishing standards for the deployment of criminal justice risk assessment tools can be found here.

I received a B.S. in Cognitive Science and B.A. in Global Affairs from Yale, where I spent four wonderful years with Brian Scassellati. I intend on beginning my Ph.D. at MIT CSAIL, in part funded by the Truman Scholarship, in Fall 2020.

I also really, really like cats.