My research interest is in scientific machine learning (SciML). My past work has focused on machine learning for pattern recognition and discovery in large, noisy sensor data sets, with applications in earthquake seismology and biodefense.
I did my postdoctoral training at Harvard University as a Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science. I earned my Ph.D (and M.S.) in Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University, where I was advised by Greg Beroza, Professor of Geophysics. I am an alumna of Brown University, where I earned a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics. I have also worked as a data scientist at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory.
I am also passionate about data science education and diversity and inclusion in data science. I have taught a number of courses and workshops that aim to make data science accessible to students and professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.
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Feb 25, 2021: Quoted in Eos article A Promising Forecast for Predictive Science.
Jan 1, 2021: I'm starting a new position as an Assistant Professor of Data Science and Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences at Brown University!
Sept 8, 2020: News from Brown: Brown welcomes talented group of 59 new faculty members
June 25, 2019: My colleague Clara Yoon's paper, "Unsupervised Large-Scale Search for Similar Earthquake Signals," was published in BSSA.
Mar 21, 2019: My review paper, "Machine learning for data-driven discovery in the solid Earth geosciences," was published in Science.
Mar 2, 2018: I passed my thesis defense! Title: "Big Data for Small Earthquakes: Detecting Earthquakes Over a Seismic Network with Waveform Similarity Search"
Oct/Nov 2021: Seminars at MIT [in-person!], University of Utah, and Cornell University.
Nov 2021: Keynote talk at Brazilian Seismology Symposium, part of the International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society [virtual]
April 2021: SSA Annual Meeting -- Machine Learnining in Seismology: A Fireside Chat (Plenary Panel with Q. Kong and D. Trugman) [virtual]
March 2021: Geological Society of Washington DC [virtual -- Announcement & Zoom Link]
Oct 2020: MIDAS Consortium for Data Scientists in Training, University of Michigan [virtual]
Sept 2020: SCEC Annual Meeting [virtual]
Aug 2020: Distributed Acoustic Sensing Virtual Workshop and Tutorial, hosted by IRIS [virtual]
July 2020: JpGU-AGU Meeting [virtual]
Oct 2019: National Academies' Committee on Seismology and Geodymanics Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.
Meeting Theme: Beyond the Black Box: The Future of Machine Learning and Data-Intensive Computing in Solid Earth Geosciences
Oct 2019: Workshop on Interpretable Learning in the Physical Sciences at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA.
Mar 2019: Machine Learning in Solid Earth Geoscience in Santa Fe, NM
Feb 2019: SSA Policy Briefing in Washington, DC.
Topic: "Machine Learning in Seismology: Using AI to Improve Earthquake Monitoring," with Zach Ross [ abstract ]
Dec 2018: Machine Learning for Geophysical & Geochemical Signals workshop at NeurIPS in Montreal, Canada.
June 2018: 2018 IRIS Workshop , Albuquerque. NM.
Jan 2018: Fundamentals of Data Science ICME Summer Workshops @ Santiago.
More details on the Presentations page