Joelle is a Co-Managing Director at Facebook AI Research and an Associate Professor at McGill University. Her research focuses primarily on developing new models and algorithms for planning and learning in complex, partially observable domains. Joelle also applies these algorithms to robotics, health care, games, and conversational agents. She serves on the board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and the Journal of Machine Learning Research. Joelle holds a BASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MSc and Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.