Caroline Uhler is a 2023 principal investigator at the MIT Jameel Clinic. She is also the Henry L and Grace Doherty Professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) at MIT.
Caroline joined the MIT faculty in 2015 as an assistant professor in EECS and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS). Prior to joining MIT, she held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota and at ETH Zurich, and spent three years as an assistant professor at IST Austria. Caroline's research focuses on mathematical statistics and computational biology, in particular on graphical models, causal inference and algebraic statistics, and on applications to learning gene regulatory networks and the development of geometric models for the organisation of chromosomes.
Caroline holds a master's degree in mathematics, a bachelor's in biology, and a master's of education in high school mathematics from the University of Zurich. She obtained her PhD in statistics from UC Berkeley in 2011. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and she is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF Career Award, a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Humboldt Foundation and a START Award from the Austrian Science Fund.