The highly competitive Facebook Fellowship award recognizes outstanding PhD students engaged in relevant, innovative research across the fields of computer science and engineering. This year, twenty-one Fellows and seven Emerging Scholars (including several from MIT) were chosen out of more than 900 applications from all over the world.
Neil is specializing in human-centered machine learning and public policy for sustainable development. He designs and develops socially-aware Artificial Intelligence for sustainable development, with a focus on increasing social equity in policymaking and institutions, analyzing large-scale data emerging from environmental remote sensing satellites and socio-economic processes.
Neil's research and its practical relevance are informed by human-centered ML and policy research in academia, quantitative finance and market risk research on Wall Street, and field research with vulnerable communities in different parts of the world.