Hi! I am an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. I work on a wide range of problems in machine learning (from proving mathematical properties to building large-scale algorithms) and am especially interested in applications in genomics and computational health. I received a Ph.D. from Harvard in 2014 and was a member of Microsoft Research. Before this, I completed math Part III at the University of Cambridge and was a Simons fellow at U.C. Berkeley. I joined Stanford in Fall 2016 and am excited to be an inaugural Chan-Zuckerberg Investigator. I am the faculty director of the new university-wide AI for Health program. We are also a part of the Stanford AI Lab.
Email: jamesz at stanford dot edu Office: Packard 258
11/19: Our paper on how sex and gender analysis improves science and engineering is in Nature.
9/19: Our papers on deleting data from ML (spotlight) and learning human meaningful concepts will be presented at NeurIPS.
7/19: Our machine learning for genome editing paper is published in Nature Biotechnology.
5/19: AdaFDR won the RECOMB Best Paper. Extended version in Nature Communications.
1/19: Feedback GAN for protein design published in Nature Machine Intelligence.
11/18: Check out our interactive deep learning for genomics primer in Nature Genetics.
9/18: Excited to receive a NIH Center for Excellence in Genomics and a NIH R21.
7/18: Our paper on designing fair AI is published in Nature.
6/18: Honored to receive a Google Faculty Award and a Tencent AI award.
4/18: NLP reveals 100 years of stereotypes is published in PNAS and highlighted in Science.