About Climate Change AI

Climate Change AI (CCAI) is an organization composed of volunteers from academia and industry who believe that tackling climate change requires concerted societal action, in which machine learning can play an impactful role. Since it was founded in June 2019, CCAI has led the creation of a global movement in climate change and machine learning, encompassing researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, companies, and NGOs.

Our Mission

To catalyze impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning.

Our Goals

Our Guiding Principles


Board of Directors

Priya L. Donti
Carnegie Mellon
CCAI Chair;
Power & Energy Lead
Lynn H. Kaack
Hertie School
CCAI Chair;
Public Sector Lead
David Rolnick
McGill, Mila
CCAI Chair;
Biodiversity Lead
Konstantin Klemmer
University of Warwick
Communications Chair
Raphaela Kotsch
University of Zurich, ZHAW
Community Leads Chair;
Economics & Markets Lead
Nikola Milojevic-Dupont
MCC Berlin, TU Berlin
Content Chair;
Buildings & Transportation Lead
Evan D. Sherwin
Stanford University
Programs Chair


Geneviève Patterson
Director of Projects & Partnerships;
Olivia Mendivil Ramos
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Director of Operations

Core Team

David Dao
ETH Zürich
Agriculture & Forestry Lead
Hari Prasanna Das
UC Berkeley
Summer School
Ján Drgoňa
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Community Platforms
Jesse Dunietz
Elemental Cognition
Media Relations
Jessica Fan
QuantumBlack, McKinsey
Industry Events
Simone Fobi
Columbia University
Data Lead
Meareg Hailemariam
Dakar American University of Science and Technology
Jeremy Irvin
Stanford University
Summer School
Kai Jeggle
ETH Zürich
Community Manager
Lauren Kuntz
Gaiascope, Inc.
Sasha Luccioni
Mila, U. de Montréal
Tegan Maharaj
Mila, Polytechnique Montréal
Peer Review & Publishing
Ankur Mahesh
LBNL, UC Berkeley
Kelton Minor
UCPH, UC Berkeley
Computational Social Sciences Lead
Peetak P. Mitra
Palo Alto Research Center
Felipe Oviedo
Microsoft AI for Good, MIT
Andrew Slavin Ross
Maria João Sousa
IST, ULisboa
Programs Vice Chair;
Summer School
Katherine Stapleton
World Bank, Oxford University
International Organizations Lead
Isabelle Tingzon
Thinking Machines Data Science
Kasia Tokarska
ETH Zürich
Community Leads Vice Chair;
Climate & Earth Sciences Lead
Marcus Voss
Birds on Mars, TU Berlin
Kureha Yamaguchi
University of Cambridge
Community Manager
Yumna Yusuf
Climate policy, COP26
Happy Hours

Advisory Board

Inês Azevedo
Stanford University
Yoshua Bengio
Mila, U. de Montréal
Jennifer Chayes
UC Berkeley
Felix Creutzig
MCC Berlin, TU Berlin
Carla Gomes
Cornell University
Demis Hassabis
Zico Kolter
Carnegie Mellon
Konrad P. Körding
University of Pennsylvania
Claire Monteleoni
CU Boulder
Catherine Nakalembe
University of Maryland
Andrew Y. Ng
Stanford University
John C. Platt
Google AI
Tobias Schmidt
ETH Zürich
Craig Smith
Eye on AI

Former Core Team Members



Selected articles

Selected podcasts and radio shows