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Caroline Uhler

Principal Investigator

Caroline Uhler joined MIT faculty in 2015. She is currently a full professor in EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) and IDSS (Institute for Data, Systems and Society) as well. She is a Principal Investigator at MIT Jameel Clinic and a core member of the Broad Institute, where she co-directs the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center. She is also a member of LIDS (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems), the Center for Statistics, Machine Learning at MIT, and the ORC (Operations Research Center).

Uhler holds an MSc in mathematics, a BSc in biology, and an MEd in mathematics education from the University of Zurich, and a PhD in statistics from UC Berkeley. Before joining MIT, she spent a semester in the “Big Data” program at the Simons Institute at UC Berkeley, postdoctoral positions at the IMA and at ETH Zurich, and 3 years as an assistant professor at IST Austria.

She is a SIAM Fellow, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a recipient of an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a Simons Investigator Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF Career Award, a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Humboldt Foundation, and a START Award from the Austrian Science Foundation.

Uhler’s research focuses on machine learning, statistics and computational biology, in particular on causal inference, generative modeling and applications to genomics, for example on linking the spatial organization of the DNA with gene regulation.

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