Selected Experience

Google DeepMind, Research Director

Mountain View, California, 2023 - present

Google DeepMind / Google Brain Research, Senior Staff Research Scientist

Mountain View, California, 2021 - 2023

Google Brain Research, Staff Research Scientist

Mountain View, California, 2020 - 2021

Robotics at Google / Google Brain, Staff Research Scientist

Mountain View, California, 2019 - 2020

Robotics at Google / Google Brain, Senior Research Scientist

Mountain View, California, 2017 - 2019

Waymo / Google X, Senior Research Robotics Engineer

California, 2015 - 2017

Sandia National Laboratories, Senior Computer Science R&D Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2006 - 2015

Selected Honors and Awards

IEEE Micro Top Picks 2023 Honorable Mention 


Google Excellence in Leadership Award 


Best of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters 


IEEE Early Career Award in Robotics and Automation 


RL4RealLife at ICML Best Paper Award


Distinguished Alumna

School of Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2018

ICRA Best Paper in Service Robotics


Tom L. Popejoy Award

University of Mexico, 2015The best doctoral dissertation in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science in the period 2011-2014 

Outstanding Graduate Student in Computer Science Award

University of New Mexico School of Engineering, 2014

Sandia National Laboratories Doctoral Studies Program Fellow

2012 - 2014

Young Scientist Fellow, Belgrade, Serbia 


Ph.D. in Computer Science (with distinction), University of New Mexico,  Albuquerque, NM

Dissertation Title: “Reinforcement Learning and Planning for Preference Balancing Tasks," Advisor: Lydia Tapia

Master of Computer Science , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Concentration in Computer Science. 

Selected Academic Service

Program committee

Journal and Conference Service

Workshop organizer

Journal reviewer

Conference Reviewer

Invited Talks


Media (last updated in 2021)