About Me


Assistant Professor
Gregory J. Stein

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University. My research, at the intersection of robotics and machine learning, is centered around developing representations that allow robots to better understand the impact of their actions, so that they may plan quickly and intelligently in a dynamic and uncertain world. I have received awards for my work and teaching, including Best Paper Finalist and Best Oral Presentation at the 2018 Conference on Robot Learning.

My full CV can be found on my personal website.

  • DeepMind's AlphaZero and The Real World
    Using DeepMind's AlphaZero AI to solve real problems will require a change in the way computers represent and think about the world. In this post, we discuss how abstract models of the world can be used for better AI decision making and discuss recent work of ours that proposes such a model for the task of navigation.