Carnegie Mellon University

Andrea Zanette

Andrea Zanette

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Andrea Zanette is an incoming assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in the foundations of reinforcement learning, a sub-area of machine learning that deals with decision-making under data-uncertainty.

Before joining CMU, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley working with Martin Wainwright and Peter Bartlett.
He completed his PhD (2017-2021) in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University advised by prof Emma Brunskill and Mykel J. Kochenderfer, and has spent time collaborating with the labs of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research and Microsoft Research.

His PhD dissertation investigated modern reinforcement learning challenges such as exploration, function approximation, adaptivity, and learning from offline data; it was awarded the Gene Golub Outstanding Dissertation Award from his department. Andrea has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.