Hélène Plisnier

Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels, 3rd floor, room 3.16

Hélène Plisnier

Post-doctoral researcher


I am a PhD student at the Artificial Intelligence lab, under the supervision of Ann Nowé. My research domain is Reinforcement Learning, with a focus on how humans/users can help RL agents learn faster to perform a task. My end goal is to provide a learning architecture enabling users to teach new tasks to their assistive robot, and to customize its preprogrammed skills. I obtained an FWO grant for strategic basic research, starting in January 2019.

In April 2023, I defended my PhD thesis titled “Guiding the Exploration Strategy of a Reinforcement Learning Agent”. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the AI Lab.



Research projects

FWO SB project: “Robots learning safely around humans”