Andrew Anderson

Oregon State PhD Student

Andrew Anderson

Andrew is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science. He was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, moving to the USA in 2005 with his family. He attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX for his undergraduate degree, double-majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science.

At Oregon State University, his major advisor is Dr. Margaret Burnett , and his minor advisor for statistics is Dr. Katherine "Katie" McLaughlin. Andrew collaborates with many teams, working on the eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) project, from user-study to interface design. As AI becomes more pervasive through society, making decisions on our behalf, they should be able to explain these decisions effectively. What should these explanations look like? What kinds of explanations are best for who? These are some of the goals of the project.


06/29/2020 - I'll be working with Jennifer Wortman Vaughan , Hanna Wallach , and Miro Dudik as a research intern for the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) group of Microsoft Research in NYC for the next 3 months.

06/10/2020 - Our journal paper, "Mental Models of Mere Mortals with Explanations of Reinforcement Learning" was accepted to ACM TiiS. You can read it here.

04/18/2020 - Our journal paper, "The Shoutcasters, the Game Enthusiasts, and the AI: Foraging for Explanations of Real-Time Strategy Players" was accepted to ACM TiiS. You can read it in the forthcoming issue.

03/23/2020 - For the next 3 months, I will be working with Mihaela Vorvoreanu and Saleema Amershi at an internship in Redmond, WA.

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Corvallis, OR, USA