Caroline Uhler

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); Co-Director, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Centre at Broad Institute

Caroline Uhler is a professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an investigator in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, she is also co-director of The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Centre at Broad Institute. Her research focuses on machine learning and statistics, with applications to single-cell biology, in particular on graphical models and causal inference, neural networks for representation learning and generative modeling, and their applications to studying gene regulatory networks based on a variety of single-cell data modalities.

Uhler is a Simons Investigator, a Sloan Research Fellow, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She has received an NSF Career Award, a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Humboldt Foundation, and a START Award from the Austrian Science Foundation. She earned a BS in biology, an MS in mathematics, and an MEd from the University of Zurich, and a PhD in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.