People

The IAIFI is comprised of both physics and AI researchers at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts.

Senior Investigators

Jesse Thaler
IAIFI Director
QCD and jet physics, point clouds, topic modeling, optimal transport
MIT
Mike Williams
IAIFI Deputy Director
dark sector physics, high-throughput real-time analysis, AI robustness
MIT
Cora Dvorkin
IAIFI Institute Board (Harvard)
dark matter, inflation, CMB, gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering
Harvard
Jim Halverson
IAIFI Institute Board (Northeastern)
string theory, particle-cosmology, topology, RL, NN-QFT correspondence
Northeastern
Taritree Wongjirad
IAIFI Institute Board (Tufts)
neutrino physics, convolutional and generative neural networks, reinforcement learning
Tufts
William Freeman
IAIFI Institute Board (MIT)
mid-level vision, computational photography, black hole imaging
MIT
Tracy Slatyer
IAIFI Early Career and Equity Chair
Dark matter theory, particle astrophysics, early-universe cosmology
MIT
Matt Schwartz
IAIFI Coordination Board Chair
quantum field theory, collider physics
Harvard
Phiala Shanahan
IAIFI Research Coordinator for Physics Theory
Lattice QCD, flow models, unsupervised learning, interpretability
MIT
Philip Harris
IAIFI Research Coordinator for Physics Experiment
Deep Learning based Hardware Acceleration, FPGAs, GPUs, Dark Matter, QCD and jet physics
MIT
Demba Ba
IAIFI Research Coordinator for AI Foundations
Sparse representations, deep learning, computational neuroscience
Harvard
Marin Soljacic
IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellows Coordinator
nanophotonics, AI for nanophotonics and science in general, physics inspired AI algorithms
MIT
Isaac Chuang
IAIFI Education and Workforce Development Coordinator
quantum information science; machine learning; trapped ion quantum computation
MIT
Brent D. Nelson
IAIFI Outreach Coordinator
string phenomenology, dark sectors, AI transference, reinforcement learning
Northeastern
Todd Zickler
IAIFI Knowledge Transfer Coordinator
artificial visual perception, computational sensing, computer vision
Harvard
Max Tegmark
IAIFI Community Building Coordinator
AI for physics, physics for AI, intelligible intelligence
MIT
William Detmold
IAIFI Resource Cooordinator
strong intereactions, nuclear physics, AI for simulations
MIT
Pulkit Agrawal

sensorimotor control, deep learning, robotics, intuitive physics and behavior, reinforcement learning, computer vision
MIT
Lisa Barsotti

gravitational waves, laser interferometry, quantum optics, precision measurements
MIT
Edo Berger

Time-domain astrophysics, gravitational wave astrophysics, machine learning classification
Harvard
Daniel Eisenstein

statistical cosmology, large-scale structure surveys
Harvard
Doug Finkbeiner

Interstellar dust, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology
Harvard
Kerstin Perez

dark matter, high-energy astrophysics, space-based detector technology
MIT
Alexander Rakhlin

machine learning, mathematical statistics, online learning
MIT
Yaron Singer

machine learning, approximation algorithms, optimization, information networks, mechanism design
Harvard
Justin Solomon

Geometry, large-scale optimization, numerical methods, machine learning
MIT
Washington Taylor

Quantum gravity, string theory, geometry, particle physics, energy, ecology, computational physics
MIT

Coming soon: IAIFI Fellows and PhD Students.