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 detecting solar, wind, and oil and gas infrastructure in satellite imagery, (2) earth science on predicting methane emissions from natural wetlands, (3) deforestation on classifying the drivers of forest loss events using satellite imagery, and (4) transportation on detecting travel infrastructure in urban areas using street view imagery.

Academic collaborators include faculty at Stanford Earth System Science and Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, and the University of Oxford.

Teaching Team

Jeremy Irvin

PhD Student

Hao Sheng

PhD Student

Andrew Ng

Faculty

Climate Change Faculty

Rob Jackson

Faculty

Ram Rajagopal

Faculty

Sara Knox

Faculty

Daniel Rodriguez

Faculty

Gavin McNicol

Faculty

Chris Field

Faculty

Jackelyn Hwang

Faculty

Etienne Fluet-Chouinard

Faculty

Zutao Yang

Faculty

Duncan Watson-Parris

Faculty

Nonprofit Collaborators

Kemen Austin

RTI International

Jack Kelly

Open Climate Fix

David Gagne

NCAR

Mikaela Weisse

World Resources Institute

Christy Slay

The Sustainability Consortium

Ritesh Gautam

EDF

Mark Omara

EDF

Industry Collaborators

Kyle Story

Descartes Labs

Rose Rustowicz

Descartes Labs

Cooper Elsworth

Descartes Labs

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 and with faculty members in earth science, energy, urban planning, and atmospheric science. Students also collaborate with climate change experts from industry.

Applications

Applications for the Fall+Winter 2021-2022 bootcamp have closed.

Prerequisites and Commitment

The bootcamp 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 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).

Bootcamp Cohorts

Climate Change Bootcamp Fall 2021-2022

Nicholas Lui

MS Student

Bryan Zhu

MS Student

Timothy Dai

BS Student

Suhas Chundi

BS Student

Yuntao Ma

MS Student

Langston Nashold

BS Student

Jimmy Le

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Summer 2021

Jake Silberg

MS Student

Matt Kolodner

BS Student

Sarthak Kanodia

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Spring 2020-2021

Gil Kornberg

MS Student

Raghav Samavedam

BS Student

Sergio Charles

BS Student

Collin Kwon

MS Student

Benjamin Liu

BS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Winter 2020-2021

Lyron Co Ting Keh

BS Student

Jake Taylor

MS Student

Sonia Chu

BS Student

Mauricio Wulfovich

MS Student

Chris Rilling

BS Student

Andrew Yang

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Fall 2020-2021

Irena Gao

BS Student

Sam Masling

MS Student

Erfan Rostami

BS Student

Tatiana Wu

MS Student

Andrew Hwang

BS Student

Julie Fang

MS Student

JK Hunt

MS Student

Michelle Bao

BS Student

Eric Matsumoto

MS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Summer 2020

Jared Isobe

BS Student

Eric Zeng

BS Student

Climate Change Bootcamp Spring 2019-2020

Andrew Ying

BS Student

Heejung Chung

BS Student

Avoy Datta

MS Student

Tai Vu

BS Student

Jenny Yang

BS Student

Tiger Sun

BS Student

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