Adam Gleave

PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley


I am an artificial intelligence (AI) PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, advised by Stuart Russell. My goal is to develop techniques necessary for advanced automated systems to verifiably act according to human preferences, even in situations unanticipated by their designer. I am particularly interested in improving methods for value learning, and robustness of deep RL.

I work closely with the Center for Human-Compatible AI, a cross-disciplinary research centre. Prior to joining Berkeley, I had the pleasure of working with Zoubin Ghahramani and Christian Steinruecken during my Master’s degree in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge. Please see my CV for a more comprehensive list of my prior experience.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep RL
  • Beneficial AI


  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, In Progress

    UC Berkeley

  • MPhil in Advanced Computer Science, 2016

    University of Cambridge

  • BA (Hons) in Computer Science, 2015

    University of Cambridge


Some of my opinions are best expressed in formats other than an academic paper. Here are a few of my more notable interviews and essays:

Writing Beautifully in LaTeX (August 2020). Design patterns for composing LaTeX documents.

Careers in Beneficial AI Research (July 2020). A guide for those interested in AI research careers that have a social impact, with a focus on graduate school.

Conversation with AI Impacts (August 2019). My reasons for being (cautiously) optimistic about the future of AI.


  • adam@gleave.me
  • 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Take elevator to Floor 8