The AI for Climate Change Bootcamp provides Stanford students an opportunity to do cutting-edge research at the intersection of AI and climate change. Students receive training from PhD students and bootcamp faculty to do interdiscplinary research on high impact problems.

Projects in the bootcamp have included work in (1) energy on automated detection of energy infrastructure in satellite imagery, (2) climate science on predicting methane emissions from natural wetlands, and (3) deforestation on classifying the drivers of forest loss events using satellite imagery.

The applications for the Spring bootcamp are now open.

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PhD Teaching Team

Jeremy Irvin

PhD Student

Sharon Zhou

PhD Student

Hao Sheng

PhD Student

Faculty Teaching Team

Andrew Ng

Professor

Rob Jackson

Professor

Ram Rajagopal

Professor

Sara Knox

Professor

Gavin McNicol

Postdoc

Etienne Fluet-Chouinard

Postdoc

Industry Collaborators

Kyle Story

Descartes Labs Scientist

Rose Rustowicz

Descartes Labs Scientist

Cooper Elsworth

Descartes Labs Scientist

Program

The AICC bootcamp is an intense two-quarter program where students work on high-impact research problems at the intersection of AI and climate change. Students work closely with PhD students in Professor Andrew Ng's lab, with earth system science and civil and environmental engineering faculty, and with climate change experts in industry.

Applications

Students with a background in artificial intelligence or web development are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2020 Spring bootcamp are now open.

  • Early Applications due March 13th, 2020 at 11:59p PST.
  • Regular Applications due March 30th, 2020 at 11:59p PST. Apply early to give yourself enough time to prepare for the interview.
  • Rolling interviews and selections through April 1st, 2020.
  • Bootcamp starts April 2nd, 2020.

AI Specialization

This role is suited for students who have taken machine learning and software engineering courses. Students will be able to apply and sharpen these skills, developing machine learning solutions to challenging problems with the mentorship of CS PhD students and in collaboration with earth system science and civil and environmental engineering faculty and industry experts. Students have the opportunity to take a deep dive into climate change and co-author a research paper. We expect students to have:

  • Taken machine learning courses (CS229/CS230/CS224N/CS231N or equivalent).
  • Proficiency in software engineering (CS107 or equivalent), and have done Python programming.
  • The bootcamp as their primary academic engagement (20-30 hours per week in lab) outside of 1 or 2 courses. We encourage students to sign up for research credits (CS 199, CS 399 etc).

Web Development Specialization

This role is suited for students who have taken web development and human computer interaction courses. Students will be able to apply and sharpen these skills, developing solutions to challenging problems with the mentorship of CS PhD students and in collaboration with earth system science and civil and environmental engineering faculty and industry experts. Students have the opportunity to take a deep dive into climate change and co-author a research paper. We expect students to have:

  • Proficiency in Python, Linux, and JavaScript
  • Have taken one or more of CS142, CS147, CS193X, CS194H, CS210, or CS247
  • The bootcamp as their primary academic engagement (20-30 hours per week in lab) outside of 1 or 2 courses. We encourage students to sign up for research credits (CS 199, CS 399 etc).

Past Bootcamp Cohorts

Climate Change Bootcamp Winter 2019-2020

Shawn Zhang

BS Student

Sasankh Munukutla

BS Student

Christopher Cross

BS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Fall 2019-2020

Sonja Johnson-Yu

MS Student

Eric Zelikman

BS Student

Cooper Raterink

MS Student

Neel Ramachandran

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Summer 2019

Neethu Renjith

MS Student

Jiyao Yuan

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Spring 2018-2019

Fred Lu

MS Student

Andrew Kondrich

BS Student

Vincent Liu

BS Student

Jabs Aljubran

MS Student

Eva Zhang

BS Student

Will Deaderick

MS Student

We invite you to join the AI revolution in climate change

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