Daniel Fink is a research associate in the information science program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. His
research interests are in statistics and machine learning with
applications to large-scale spatiotemporal problems in environmental and ecological sciences.
Theodoros (Theo) Damoulas is a research assistant professor at New York University working at the New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress and the New
York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in the
area of Urban Informatics. His research interests are in statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence with
applications to biology, sustainability and urban informatics.
Nicholas E. Bruns is a developer on the information science team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He implements large-scale analyses of the data from the citizen
observation network, eBird.
Frank A. La Sorte is a research associate at the Cornell Lab
of Ornithology. His research interests are in the ecology,
biogeography, and conservation of migratory birds within
the context of global environmental change.
Wesley M. Hochachka is a senior research associate at Cornell University, working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
where he is the assistant director of the Bird Population
Studies program. The two main focuses of his research are
the development and use of predictive models of species distributions, and investigations into ecological and evolutionary aspects of host-pathogen dynamics.
Carla P. Gomes is a professor of computer science and the
director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability at
Cornell University. Her research themes include constraint
reasoning, mathematical programming, and machine learning, for large scale combinatorial problems. Recently,
Gomes has helped found the new field of computational
sustainability, which is her current main research focus.
Steve Kelling, director of information science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, leads a team of ornithologists, computer scientists, statisticians, application developers, and
data managers to develop programs, tools, and analyses to
gather, understand, and disseminate information on birds
and the environments they inhabit.
Please Join Us! 2014 Fall Symposium Series, November 13–15
The 2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series will be held
Thursday through Saturday, November 13–15,
at the Westin Arlington Gateway in
Arlington, Virginia, adjacent to Washington, DC.
For more information, please see