David Dao
daviddao at broad.mit.edu
PhD student at ETH Zurich / Adjunct researcher at Mercedes-Benz Research / Global Shaper at WEF
I'm a doctoral student at ETH Zurich Systems Group's DS3Lab, building AI systems that aim to advance sustainability and health. Before joining ETH Zurich, I was an autonomous driving engineer at Mercedes-Benz Research in Silicon Valley and a graduate student at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I'm a Global Shaper at World Economic Forum and the founder of Germany's largest machine intelligence meetup, Harvard University's refugees and education conference and Silicon Valley's selfdriving AI series.

Research · Blog

AI Systems and Incentives
DataBright: Using smart contracts to democratize data and machines · Joint project with UC Berkeley
AI Systems for Sustainability
Deforestation prediction of the Amazon Rainforest using satellite imagery · Microsoft AI for Earth Grant · Grand Prize UNFCCC Hack4Climate at COP23
Data-driven planning and traffic prediction for self-driving cars · Joint project with Mercedes-Benz Research
AI Systems for Health
Interactive machine learning for cell biology · Joint project with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Publications · Google Scholar


DataBright: Towards a global exchange for decentralized data ownership and trusted computation


An open-source solution for advanced imaging flow cytometry data analysis using machine learning


CellProfiler Analyst: interactive data exploration, analysis and classification of large biological image sets


Anatomy of BioJS, an open source community for the life sciences


Automated Plausibility Analysis of Large Phylogenies

Open Source · Github

Almost all of my work is open source

· Spatial Transformer is part of TensorFlow Models (where I'm co-author)
· CellProfiler Analyst is an adaptive machine learning tool for biologists
· BioJS is an interactive visualization ecosystem for life science

You can follow me on Twitter at @dwddao.