Sara Beery

Homer A. Burnell Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sara Beery is the Homer A. Burnell Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Her research focuses on building computer vision methods that enable global-scale environmental and biodiversity monitoring across data modalities, tackling real-world challenges including strong spatiotemporal correlations, imperfect data quality, fine-grained categories, and long-tailed distributions. Beery seeks to break down knowledge barriers between fields and works closely with Microsoft AI for Earth, Google Research, and Wildlife Insights to turn her research into usable tools for the ecological community. Beery received a PhD in computing and mathematical sciences from Caltech and a BS in electrical engineering and mathematics from Seattle University.