I'm excited about improving science (and your life) using machine learning and design.

I’m a Postdoctoral Officer of Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center focused on machine learning methods for health and science. I work with Noémie Elhadad.

For my Ph.D., I was fortunate to be advised by David Blei and Shivaji Sondhi. My work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and I had fun working with Andriy Mnih at DeepMind, and Eugene Brevdo at Google Brain. Previously, I studied Maths and Physics at McGill. Find my CV at jaan.io/cv.

I’m Estonian-Canadian and outside of academia I love volleyball, meditation, music production, and George Saunders.

How can we use technology such as machine learning to effect the most societal good? This is what motivates me. A few years ago, I launched Useful Science with a group of friends – I hope you’ll find a study on there that improves your life.


The best way to reach me is [email protected], and I’m grateful for any positive or negative feedback through the anonymous form at https://jaan.io/feedback. Subscribe to my mailing list for updates on essays, blog posts, and slightly novel developments-at-large.

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