Senior Director for Major Strategic AI and Data Science Initiatives
I have broad research interests in AI and data science. As Principal Scientist I lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group, which is part of AI@ISI.
Varun Ratnakar is director of Karya Limited, which provides services in AI research and development to USC’s Information Sciences Instute.
My research interests lie at the intersection of geoscience and artificial intelligence. I am particularly interested in using AI to advance the field of paleoclimatology, including tools to annotate and retrieve data, workflows for analysis and machine learning for climate-relevant predictions.
I’m a software engineer who is passionate about making AI researchers possible, creating technologies to integrate information and models across disciplines.