I am an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and at Mila – Quebec AI Institute. My group’s work focuses on innovations in machine learning driven by problems in climate change – encompassing areas such as biodiversity monitoring, land use classification, climate model emulation, and materials discovery. We also work on mathematical understanding of the properties of neural networks.
I also serve as Co-founder and Chair of the global nonprofit Climate Change AI, Scientific Co-director of Sustainability in the Digital Age, and Canada lead for the US-Canada NSF Global Center on AI and Biodiversity Change (ABC). In 2021, I was named to the MIT Technology Review “35 Innovators Under 35” list for work in building the field of machine learning and climate change. Previously, I was an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UPenn and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at MIT.