Howdy! My name is Nate Derbinsky.

I am a teacher, a researcher, a software developer, and an entrepreneur. I pursue exciting opportunities to learn and apply technologies that scale to solve important problems in the world.

News. Latest announcements.

  • New Position. Associate Dean of Teaching Faculty, Khoury College of Computer Sciences
  • New Publication. GECCO 2022
  • New Position. Teaching Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences
  • New Invited Talk. Summer Teaching Workshop (iCSTWS) @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • New Venue. Workshop on Emerging Trends in Computer Science Education (CS Faculty of Instruction)

Research. Cognitive systems.

Developing agents with human-level intelligence: real-time systems that persist for long periods of time while autonomously contending with, and improving performance on, a variety of tasks.

Papers, talks, and code »

Teaching. Passion, inclusion, respect.

Adapting an inclusive learning environment in which to confront challenging ideas.

Philosophy, materials, and evaluations »

Personal. Learning, giving back.

Tinkering with and applying new technologies in real-world contexts.

Projects and links »