Claire is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, which she joined in 2018, following positions at the University of Paris-Saclay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), George Washington University, and Columbia University. She completed her Ph.D. and Masters in Computer Science at MIT and was a postdoc at UC San Diego. She holds a Bachelor’s in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard. Claire’s research on machine learning for the study of climate science helped launch the interdisciplinary field of Climate Informatics.
In 2011, she co-founded the International Workshop on Climate Informatics, which turns 10 in 2020, and has attracted climate scientists and data scientists from over 19 countries and 30 U.S. states. She gave an invited tutorial Climate Change: Challenges for Machine Learning at NeurIPS 2014.