Christopher Watson

My name is Chris Watson and I'm a third year Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am very fortunate to be advised by Rajeev Alur. I am very interested in (and currently working on!) integrating logical specifications, machine perception, and reinforcement learning to synthesize control policies for long horizon tasks.

I am a proud member of Penn's PLClub and the ASSET center (where I was recently featured in an article that describes our goal of safe, explainable, and trustworthy AI!). I also collaborate with Dinesh Jayaraman's Perception, Action & Learning Group.


Teaching Assistantships


I've had the pleasure of being a student volunteer at POPL'22 and CCC'22, and of being a student at SSFT'22 and OPLSS'22.


Chris in a group picture
Spotted at OPLSS picture day

ccwatson at seas dot upenn dot edu