Hi, I'm a PhD candidate focused on Artificial Intelligence and Reinforcement Learning. I'm supervised by Rich Sutton and Patrick Pilarski at the University of Alberta in the Reinforcement Learning & Artificial Intelligence Lab

My research addresses how artificial intelligence systems can construct knowledge by deciding both what to learn and how to learn, independent of designer instruction. I predominantly use Reinforcement Learning methods.

  • Bsc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science
    @ University of Edinburgh (2016)

  • Twitter & Cortex - ML Intern (2020)
  • Borealis AI - Research Intern (2017)

  • Borealis AI fellow (2019)
  • Google Anita Borg Scholar (2014)

Alex Kearney
PhD candidate in Reinforcement Learning
supervised by Rich Sutton and Patrick Pilarski at the University of Alberta
@ Reinforcement Learning & Artificial Intelligence Lab


  • Bsc AI & CS
    @ University of Edinburgh (2016)
  • Intern @ Twitter & Cortex (2020)
  • Intern @ Borealis AI (2017)