Dougal Maclaurin

d.maclaurin@gmail.com

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Dougal Maclaurin

I currently work at Day Zero Diagnostics, a startup company I co-founded, where we’re trying to improve the way bacterial infections are diagnosed and treated.

I completed my PhD in physics at Harvard in 2016 where I studied machine learning in the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group led by Ryan Adams. I worked on scalable Bayesian inference, efficient meta-optimization, and regression on graph-valued inputs. I also wrote a popular automatic differentiation package for Python.

Before joining the HIPS group I worked in Adam Cohen’s lab building tricked-out microscopes to study voltage-sensing fluorescent proteins. I did my BSc and MPhil in physics at the University of Melbourne in Australia and I currently live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with my amazing wife Melis Anahtar.