Claire Monteleoni



Assistant Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University


  1. Bullet GW Sustainability Collaborative

  2. Bullet GW Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute (CSPRI)


Postdoc. 2006-2008, CSE, UC San Diego.  Advisor: Sanjoy Dasgupta.

Ph.D. 2006, S.M. 2003, CSAIL, EECS, MIT.  Advisor: Tommi Jaakkola.

A.B. EPS, Harvard.

Research focus: machine learning.

Theory and algorithms:     

  1. Bullet Learning from data streams

  2. Bullet Active, semi-supervised, and unsupervised learning

  3. Bullet Privacy-preserving machine learning

  4. Bullet Embeddings, sparsity, and high-dimensionality


  1. Bullet Climate science (see our page on Climate Informatics), energy conservation

  2. Bullet Computer networks, computer vision

  3. Bullet Finance


“Climate Change: Challenges for Machine Learning,” NIPS 2014. Video and slides.


I co-founded the Climate Informatics Workshop in 2011. The workshop turned 5 in

2015, and has attracted climate scientists and data scientists from over 19 countries

and 30 states.

Applicants to the Machine Learning group at GW, please read this before contacting me.


Recent news:

  1. Bullet Congratulations to Cheng Tang for her paper at AISTATS 2016!

  2. Bullet Invited talk at AGU 2015!

  3. Bullet Congratulations to Cheng Tang for two workshop papers at NIPS 2015!

  4. Bullet The Climate Informatics Workshop turns 5 this year! And we’ve added a Hackathon!

  5. Bullet Congratulations to Anna, Krzysztof, and Geetha for a journal paper at TCS!

  6. Bullet Invited talk at Université Paris, Saclay, 2015!

  7. Bullet Congratulations to Mahesh Mohan for his paper at ICRA 2015!

  8. Bullet Video and slides from our NIPS 2014 Tutorial, “Climate Change: Challenges for Machine Learning,” are now online!

  9. Bullet Invited talk at Gatsby Unit, University College London!

  10. Bullet Invited talk at Workshop on Computational Sustainability, AAAI 2015!

  11. Bullet Congratulations to Cheng Tang for her paper at OPT2014, workshop at NIPS 2014!

  12. Bullet Awarded NSF grant for our research on Climate Informatics! Joint with U. Minnesota and George Mason. NSF press release here!

  13. Bullet Invited Tutorial at NIPS 2014!

  14. Bullet Invited talk at NIST!

  15. Bullet See this article about our research in Planet Forward!