Clara Fannjiang

Clara Fannjiang

RESEARCH Assistant

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1996

email: clara

Clara Fannjiang is the data nerd of the Bioinspiration Lab, working with Kakani Katija to tag and study the movement ecology of scyphozoan jellies. She comes from a computer science background and has worked on a number of problems at the intersection of machine learning and biology, including methods for interpreting fMRI data as an undergrad at Stanford (B.S. 2016), and deep learning approaches for genomics as a resident at Google Brain. At MBARI, she loves the feedback between the two modes of her work: tagging and filming jellyfish in situ, and developing algorithms to extract behavioral signatures from the resulting data.