Victoria Dean


Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Victoria Dean Portrait


  • Ph.D. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2023
  • B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, MIT, 2017

select courses taught

  • Artificial Intelligence and Society, Software Design


  • 2022 Best Paper Award, NeurIPS Broadening Collaborations in Machine Learning Workshop
  • 2022 Siebel Scholar
  • 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellow


  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning

Dr. Victoria Dean works at the intersection of machine learning and robotics, investigating generalization, benchmarking, and democratization.

Before joining Olin, she completed her PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. At Carnegie Mellon, she taught a course on Ethics and Robotics, which contextualizes robotics, AI, and machine learning within cultural conversation, ethics, and power relationships in society. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, with an emphasis on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion. Outside of computer science and robotics, she enjoys experimental baking, swing dancing, and knitting.