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Featured CSCS Certificate Alumni

CSCS alumni have found jobs with the Los Alamos, Oakridge, and Argonne National Laboratories; Facebook, Google, the Universities of Stanford, Northwestern, Duke and Maryland; to name a few. A growing number of industries and organizations in both the public and private sectors are using complex systems techniques including  the auto and aeronautics industries; financial services and hedge funds; the U.S. Air Force; the U. S. Army Research Office and the National Institutes of Health.

Our first Certificate Graduate to be featured, Uriah Israel, received his PhD in Applied Physics with the Complex Systems Certificate in January of 2020. Once a co-organizer of the Complex Systems graduate student group CSAAW (Complex Systems Applied Academice Workshop) Uriah had been a fixture around Complex Systems until his graduation.  After considering his options, Uriah chose to accept a post-doctoral fellowship at Cal-Tech where, he explains, “I'll be using methods from explainable AI (XAI) to try and discover biological phenomena from data.”  Uriah has been featured in two CSCS articles here and here and in the LSA magazine newsletter - read exerpt:   

Given the relevancy of this work, it’s surprising that, before graduate school, Israel didn’t know anything about machine learning. “I thought I would just be strictly physics. But then I learned about complex systems and was like, wait, the computer does what?! I thought it was so cool.”