I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mila Institute supervised by Yoshua Bengio, and a Computational Social Scientist at the UN Global Pulse. I am also a co-chair of the Carbon Footprint WG of the Big Science Workshop and a co-founder of Climate Change AI (CCAI), an organization which catalyzes impactful work applying machine learning to the climate crisis.
My goal in research is to contribute towards understanding the data and techniques used for developing Machine Learning approaches, as well as to contribute to the growing field of ‘AI for Good’, applying AI to high-impact societal problems like climate change, health, education, and humanitarian response. Most recently, I have been working on analyzing the data used for training large language models, as well as quantifying the carbon footprint of AI algorithms.
I am currently searching for a full-time Research Scientist position at the intersection of AI and societal impacts for late 2021. Send me an email if you think I would be a good fit for your team!
- I am an area chair on the Ethics for NLP track for EMNLP 2021.
- My recent article, “What’s in the Box? An Analysis of Undesirable Content in the Common Crawl Corpus” got accepted to ACL-IJCNLP 2021!
- I am a co-organizer of the 2021 Machine Learning Reproducibility Challenge and the 3rd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good at IJCAI 2021.
- I have received the 2021 Antidote Scholarship for my work in Natural Language Processing.
- I was featured in a recent CBC article about the dangers of bias in AI models.
The research subjects I am working on are:
- The societal and environmental impacts of artificial intelligence (AI)
- Calculating the carbon impact of AI algorithms
- Ethical and explainable machine learning
- Best practices for data collection and sharing
- Deploying AI tools for humanitarian support
For my full CV, see here