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

We are currently accepting applications from senior researchers in both academia and industry to become IAIFI Affiliates. If this interests you, see our IAIFI Affiliates Application Form.

If you are a junior researcher interested in becoming involved in IAIFI, see our Junior Researcher Interest Page.

There are various levels of involvement in IAIFI:

**Senior Investigators, Junior Investigators, IAIFI Affiliates**: Members in these categories are actively working on IAIFI-related research and must report their IAIFI-related activities to the NSF. Everyone at these levels is listed on this page.

**Friend of IAIFI**: Friends of IAIFI are Boston-area researchers interested in IAIFI’s mission, but cannot receive NSF funding and have no reporting requirements. Friends of IAIFI are welcome to participate in internal IAIFI activities. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of IAIFI, complete the interest form.

## Management

*IAIFI Director*

*QCD and jet physics, point clouds, topic modeling, optimal transport*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Deputy Director*

*dark sector physics, high-throughput real-time analysis, AI robustness*

*MIT*

## Senior Investigators

*IAIFI Institute Board (Harvard); Colloquium Organizer*

*dark matter, inflation, CMB, gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Institute Board (Northeastern); Summer School & Workshop Chair*

*string theory, particle-cosmology, topology, RL, NN-QFT correspondence*

*Northeastern*

*IAIFI Institute Board (Tufts), Computing Committee Member*

*neutrino physics, convolutional and generative neural networks, reinforcement learning*

*Tufts*

*IAIFI Institute Board (MIT)*

*mid-level vision, computational photography, black hole imaging*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Early Career and Equity Committee Chair*

*Time-domain astrophysics, gravitational wave astrophysics, machine learning classification*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Community Building Chair*

*quantum field theory, collider physics*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Research Coordinator for Physics Theory*

*Lattice QCD, flow models, unsupervised learning, interpretability*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Research Coordinator for Physics Experiment*

*Deep Learning based Hardware Acceleration, FPGAs, GPUs, Dark Matter, QCD and jet physics*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Research Coordinator for AI Foundations; Seminar Organizer*

*Sparse representations, deep learning, computational neuroscience*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Fellowship Chair*

*gravitational waves, laser interferometry, quantum optics, precision measurements*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Education and Workforce Development Coordinator*

*quantum information science; machine learning; trapped ion quantum computation*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Computing Chair*

*strong intereactions, nuclear physics, AI for simulations*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Public Engagement Chair*

*Dark Matter, Galaxy Formation, Local Universe*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Industry Partnership Chair*

*artificial visual perception, computational sensing, computer vision*

*Harvard*

*Summer School & Workshop Committee Member*

*Information Theory, Generative Networks, Robust Representation Learning, Optimal Transport*

*Tufts*

*IAIFI Communications Committee Chair*

*sensorimotor control, deep learning, robotics, intuitive physics and behavior, reinforcement learning, computer vision*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*neutrino experiment, neutrino phenomenology, astroparticle physics*

*Harvard University*

*statistical cosmology, large-scale structure surveys*

*Harvard*

*Interstellar dust, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Summer School & Workshop Chair; Community Building Committee Member*

*string theory, string pheno, topology, geometry, ML*

*Northeastern*

*IAIFI Communications Committee Member*

*Dark matter theory, particle astrophysics, early-universe cosmology*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Early Career and Equity Committee Member*

*geometry, machine learning, computational physics, particle physics, materials physics*

*MIT*

*nanophotonics, AI for nanophotonics and science in general, physics inspired AI algorithms*

*MIT*

*Time-domain Astrophysics, Multimessenger Astrophysics, Representation Learning*

*Harvard*

## IAIFI Fellows

*Incoming IAIFI Fellow*

*statistical physics, generative modeling, measure transport, dynamical systems*

*IAIFI Fellow, IAIFI Summer School & Workshop Committee Member and IAIFI Computing Committee Member*

*lattice field theory, generative models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, high performance computing*

*IAIFI*

*Incoming IAIFI Fellow*

*particle physics, self-supervised learning, dark matter, jet physics, AI robustness*

*IAIFI Fellow, IAIFI Early Career and Equity Committee and Industry Partnership Committee Member*

*cosmology and AI, ML models, statistics*

*IAIFI*

*Incoming IAIFI Fellow*

*Applied Mathematics, Dynamical Systems Theory, Machine Learning*

*IAIFI Fellow and IAIFI Journal Club Organizer*

*Time-domain astrophysics, machine-learning classification, gravitational-wave astrophysics, variational inference*

*IAIFI*

*IAIFI Fellow and IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*ML for particle physics, collider experiments, hypothesis testing, anomaly detection*

*IAIFI*

*Incoming IAIFI Fellow*

*String Theory, Field Theory, Cosmology, and Geometry*

*IAIFI Fellow and IAIFI Speaker Selection Committee Member*

*quantum algorithms and machine learning for condensed matter physics, high energy physics, and quantum information science*

*IAIFI*

*IAIFI Fellow, Early Career and Equity Committee and Community Building Committee Member*

*machine learning, particle physics experiments, neutrinos*

*IAIFI*

*IAIFI Fellow, IAIFI Computing Committee Member and IAIFI Speaker Selection Committee Member*

*particle astrophysics, cosmology, simulation-based inference, probabilistic programming*

*IAIFI*

*IAIFI Fellow, IAIFI Industry Partnership Committee Member and IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*reinforcement learning, planning, optimal transport, robotics*

*IAIFI*

## Long-Term Visitors

*Gravitational Wave astrophysics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence*

*2024 Summer Intern*

*Dark Matter, Halo Substructures, Machine Learning, Early Universe Cosmology*

*2024 Summer Intern*

*Machine learning, quantum computing, deep learning, computational simulation, and particle physics*

*2024 Summer Intern*

*CMS event reconstruction, Advanced instrumentation, FAIR data, precision timing*

*University of Minnesota*

*Neutrino, Machine Learning, Particle, Detector, Accelerator*

*2024 MSRP Intern*

## IAIFI Affiliates

*Electroweak interactions, collider physics, AI for event reconstruction, GPUs*

*Brandeis*

*Quantum information theory, in particular as it relates to high energy physics AdS/CFT; Complexity theory, both classical and quantum; Quantum Field Theory*

*Northeastern*

*ML for numerical geometry, string theory, working on a computational theory of mathematical thought*

*Harvard*

*Algebraic geometry, p-adic string theory, graph curvatures, ML for algebra*

*Brandeis*

*machine learning, AI for Science, molecular modeling, protein design, material design*

*MIT*

*gravitational-wave astrophysics, muti-messenger astronomy, astroparticle physics, machine learning applications in physics*

*MIT*

*Reinforcement learning, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, biological physics, machine learning*

*UMass Boston*

*BSM Physics, Silicon Detectors, Software Training, Machine Learning, AI*

*University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez*

*Predictive AI modeling, active learning, graph theory, neuroscience, hyperspectral imaging*

*University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez*

*IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*string phenomenology, dark sectors, AI transference, reinforcement learning*

*Northeastern*

*Quantum many-body physics, statistical mechanics, quantum information theory, exact computational methods*

*UMass Boston*

*IAIFI Speaker Selection Committee Member*

*effective theory of deep learning, quantum field theory, black holes & quantum chaos, word play*

*MIT*

*Algebraic Geometry (Gromov-Witten theory, Donaldson-Thomas theory), Derived Algebraic Geometry, Mathematics of String theory, Mathematical AI*

*Center for QGM / Harvard / U. Miami*

*quantum information theory; statistical mechanics; quantum optics*

*UMass Boston*

*cosmology, gravitation, GAI applications to experiments, dark matter, dark energy*

*Harvard*

*Physics of Natural and Artificial Intelligence for Trustworthy and Green AI*

*Harvard University / NTT Research, Inc.*

*Distance geometry, matrix completion, compressive sensing, manifold learning*

*Tufts*

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

*MIT*

*cosmological simulations, high-performance computing, galaxy/structure formation*

*MIT*

## Post-Docs and Research Scientists

*nuclear physics, dense matter, gravitational wave astrophysics, HPC, AI for physics and astrophysics*

*Harvard*

*AI for (astro)physics, foundation models, interpretability and robustness*

*Harvard*

*lattice field theory, statistical mechanics, normalizing flows, Markov Chain Monte Carlo*

*MIT*

*supernovae, gravitational wave sources, transient surveys*

*Harvard*

*particle physics beyond the standard model, collider physics, quantum field theory*

*Harvard*

*Neutrino and dark matter theory, astroparticle physics*

*Harvard*

*IAIFI Early Career and Equity Committee Member*

*collider physics, dark sectors, early universe cosmology*

*Harvard*

*Gravitational-wave astrophysics, Bayesian inference, machine-learning, likelihood-free methods*

*MIT*

*gravitational waves, laser interferometry, AI-based sensing and control, embedded machine learning*

*MIT*

*High-energy particle physics, Gravitational wave astronomy, AI for Anomaly detection*

*MIT*

*Neutrino Physics, Graph Neural Networks, Optimal Transport, Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision*

*University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez*

*IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*Phenomenology of Particle Physics, Beyond the Standard Model Physics, Jet Physics, Machine Learning*

*MIT*

*computational QFT, probabilistic modeling, generative machine learning, numerical optimization, inverse problems*

*MIT*

*theoretical/numerical cosmology, cosmological tests of fundamental physics, LSS*

*Harvard*

## Students

*IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*neutrino physics*

*Tufts*

*reinforcement learning, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics*

*UMass Boston*

*IAIFI Community Building Committee Member*

*Neutrino Physics, Machine Learning*

*Tufts*

*Quantum field theory, collider physics, and machine learning in high energy physics.*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Early Career and Equity Committee Member*

*Quantum field theory, theoretical particle physics, and interfaces of these with machine learning*

*MIT*

*Quantum information, quantum computation and quantum simulation with machine learning.*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Speaker Selection Committee Member*

*Generative models for molecules and learning dynamics*

*MIT*

*self-supervised learning, meta learning, contrastive learning, natural language processing*

*MIT*

*Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics, Machine Learning*

*Harvard*

*String theory, string field theory, and machine learning for geometry*

*MIT*

*Interested in Particle Physics, QFT, Phenomenology, Machine Learning, and Information Theory!*

*MIT*

*Computer Vision, Distributed COmputing, Information Theory, Deep Learning*

*MIT*

*Statistical learning; Optimization; Computer Vision; Imaging*

*Harvard*

*Symmetry equivariant neural networks, computational physics, physics inspired AI*

*MIT*

*Reinforcement learning, sequential decision making, biologically inspired computing*

*MIT*

*Electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational wave events*

*Harvard*

*Early Career and Equity Committee Member*

*Neutrino Physics & Machine Learning*

*Tufts*

*generative models, lattice field theory, physics beyond the standard model*

*Universität Bern, ITP*

*Summer School & Workshop Committee Member and Community Building Committee Member*

*jet physics, graph learning, ML interpretability and robustness.*

*MIT*

*Geometry, Systems for Machine Learning, GPUs, High Performance Computing, Domain Specific Languages, Hardware Accelaration*

*MIT*

*high energy physics, dark matter, deep learning, heterogeneous computing, accelerated architectures, high-throughput computing*

*MIT*

*Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, Quantum Error Correction, Many-Body Physics, Quantum Neural Networks*

*MIT*

*self-supervised learning, uncertainty quantification, AI for scientific applications*

*MIT*

*Physics for AI, nuclear physics, high energy physics, atomic molecular and optical physics*

*MIT*

*Computational & systems neuroscience, physics-inspired computing, probabilistic computing*

*MIT*

*Anomaly detection, Higgs measurements, Graph Neural Networks, Fast inference, Dark matter searches*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Summer School & Workshop Committee and IAIFI Speaker Selection Committee Member*

*Interstellar dust, Scalable Bayesian Inference, Cosmology, Astrostatistics*

*Harvard*

*Quantum gravity, quantum information theory, quantum field theory, machine learning theory*

*Northeastern*

*IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*Dark matter, Galactic Dynamics, Galaxy Mergers, Dwarf Galaxies, Graph Neural Networks*

*MIT*

*High Energy Physics, Dark Matter Searches, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Summer School & Workshop Committee Member and IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*NN scaling laws, machine learning, cosmology*

*Northeastern*

*IAIFI Industry Partnership Committee Member and IAIFI Public Engagement Committee Member*

*Collider Data Analysis, FPGAs, Probabilistic Modeling and Inference*

*MIT*

*Collider physics, dark matter searches, Higgs physics, novel machine learning approaches*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Computing Committee Member*

*equivariant ML, wavelet/kernel methods, non-gaussianity, astrophysics*

*Harvard*

*dark matter, gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering, inflation*

*Harvard*

*Particle astrophysics and applications of machine learning in data processing and simulations.*

*MIT*

*IAIFI Industry Partnership Committee Member*

*Deep learning theory, structured representations, nonlinear optimization, algebraic geometry*

*Harvard*

*Machine Learning, Algorithms, Probability/Statistics, Origami*

*MIT*

*Neurosymbolic Regression, Interpretable Machine Learning, Neural Simulation of Quantum Systems*

*MIT*

*Cosmology, dark matter, gravitational lensing*

*Harvard*

*Large language models, AI for physics, Automated planning, Control systems*

*MIT*

*Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Physics-inspired algorithms*

*MIT*

*Neutrinos, dark matter, neural networks, quantum sensing*

*Tufts*

*Graph Neural Networks, Theoretical Particle Physics, Machine Learning for Physics*

*MIT*