Skanda Vaidyanath

Second Year Master’s Student of Computer Science (AI Track)

Stanford University

I am a second year master’s student of computer science (AI track) at Stanford University.

My research interests lie primarily in the area of reinforcement learning (RL) and control. Through my research, I hope to gain a better understanding of how machines learn and try to make them learn tasks in the same way humans do. My long-term goal would be to develop machines that understand and approach learning tasks in the same way that a human would and can generalize to a variety of settings.

I recently completed an internship at DeepMind where I worked with Xinghua Lou, Miguel Lazaro-Gredilla, Dileep George and others, working on planning and reinforcement learning!

During my undergraduate, I was advised by Prof. N. L. Bhanu Murthy. In the past, I’ve also had the good fortune of working with Prof. Kallirroi Georgila, Prof. David Traum, Prof. Andrew Yates, Dr. Paramita Mirza and Prof. Sriram Rajamani.

If you are interested in my work or would like to chat about technical interests we might share, feel free to get in touch!


  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Sequential Decision Making


  • MS in Computer Science, AI track, 2023

    Stanford University

  • BE (Hons) in Computer Science with a Minor in Data science, 2020

    BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus