Michael L. Littman, Ph.D. is the co-director of the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown. His research in machine learning examines algorithms for decision-making under uncertainty. He has earned multiple awards for teaching and his research has been recognized with three best-paper awards on the topics of meta-learning for computer crossword solving, complexity analysis of planning under uncertainty, and algorithms for e cient reinforcement learning. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Machine Learning Research and the Journal of Arti cial Intelligence Research.