Caroline Uhler

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Institute for Data, Systems and Society
Co-Director of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


Email:          Phone: +1 617-253-4181

Address:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

              77 Massachusetts Ave., 32-D634 and E17-467

              Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Administrative and operational Support:
Tom Carter

I joined the MIT faculty in 2015 and am currently a full professor in EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) and IDSS (Institute for Data, Systems and Society). I am also a core member of the Broad Institute, where I co-direct the newly-launched Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center. I am 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).


I hold 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, I 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.


I am an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a recipient of 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.


My 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.

Thanks to NSF, ONR, DARPA, IBM, the Sloan Foundation and the Simons Foundation for supporting my research!

My complete CV can be found here.

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