2018 Innovator Under 35: Chelsea Finn

Chelsea Finn, University of California, Berkeley

Chelsea Finn is developing robots that can learn by observing and exploring their environment, just like toddlers.

Chelsea Finn, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Chelsea Finn is a fourth-year PhD student in computer science at UC Berkeley, where she works on machine learning and its intersection with robotic perception and control. She is a part of the Berkeley AI Research Lab (BAIR), advised by Pieter Abbeel and Sergey Levine. She recently spent time at Google Brain.

Before graduate school, Chelsea received a bachelor’s in EECS at MIT, where she worked on several research projects, including an assistive technology project in CSAIL under Seth Teller and an animal biometrics project under Sai Ravela. She has also spent time at Counsyl, Google, and Sandia National Labs.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.