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 (and established as a US domestic non-profit on June 14, 2021), 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

Co-Founder CCAI Chair
Lynn H. Kaack
Hertie School

Co-Founder CCAI Chair Public Sector Co-Lead
David Rolnick
McGill, Mila

Co-Founder CCAI Chair
Rasika Bhalerao
Northeastern University

Communications Chair Newsletter
Kameliya Petrova

Community Leads Chair
Mark Roth
Climate, LLC

Programs Chair Community Events


Maria João Sousa
Cornell Tech

Executive Director
Nadia Ahmed
UC Irvine

Research Scientist (Data Gaps) Tutorials
Olivia Johnson

Administrative Assistant
Erick Kapp

Educational Events Coordinator
Xiaojuan Liu

Research Scientist (Data Gaps)
Aaron Martin

Project Lead (Multi-stakeholder Matching)
Obiageli Onuba

Community Manager
Jake Wigal

Software Developer

Core Team

Annie Agle
Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership and Cotopaxi

Industry Events
Utkarsha Agwan
UC Berkeley

Community Events
Olalekan Akintande
University of Ibadan

Community Events
Sara Beery

Biodiversity Lead
Ashwin Bhanot

Millie Chapman
UC Berkeley

Summer School
Ioana Colfescu
National Centre for Atmospheric Science

David Dao
ETH Zürich

Agriculture & Forestry Lead
Hari Prasanna Das
UC Berkeley

Summer School
Jesse Dunietz

Media Relations
Elena Fillola
University of Bristol

Summer School
Simone Fobi
Microsoft AI for Good Research Lab

Jade Eva Guisiano
ISEP, Polytechnique, UNEP

Meareg Hailemariam
Dakar American University of Science and Technology

Mel Hanna
Stable Auto

Jeremy Irvin
Stanford University

Summer School Course
Umangi Jain
University of Toronto

Summer School
Kai Jeggle
ETH Zürich

Communications Vice Chair Volunteer Matching
Nathan Kiner

Samuel King
Briink GmbH

Community Events
Konstantin Klemmer
Microsoft Research

Social Media Lead
Raphaela Kotsch
University of Zurich, ZHAW

Economics & Markets Lead
Alp Kucukelbir
Fero Labs, Columbia University

Entrepreneurship Lead
Sasha Luccioni
Hugging Face
Shiva Madadkhani
TU München
Nikola Milojevic-Dupont
MCC Berlin, TU Berlin
Yazid Salahudeen Mikail
Ahmadu Bello University

Summer School
Jorge Montalvo

Programs Vice Chair Community Events
Panayiotis Moutis
City College of New York

Power & Energy Lead
Tejasri Nampally
IIT Hyderabad

Community Platform Lead
Arthur Ouaknine
McGill University, Mila

Amanda Sessim Parisenti

Summer School
Ivan Poon
National University of Singapore

Community Platform Lead
Shafat Rahman

Andrew Slavin Ross

Sebastian Ruf
Intercontinental Exchange

Sarah Skenazy
Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health

Public Health Lead
Daniel Spokoyny
Carnegie Mellon

Summer School
Isabelle Tingzon
UNICEF, The World Bank, GFDRR

Kasia Tokarska
ETH Zürich

Climate & Earth Sciences Lead
Marcus Voss
Birds on Mars, TU Berlin

Buildings & Transportation Lead
Marius Wiggert
UC Berkeley

Community Events
Gina Wong
Johns Hopkins

Sharon Xu
Indigo Ag


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