Tom Hartvigsen

Incoming Assistant Professor

University of Virginia

School of Data Science

Postdoc at MIT CSAIL


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Hi! Starting Fall 2023, I'll be an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia's School of Data Science. I'm currently a postdoc at MIT CSAIL working with Marzyeh Ghassemi. I study machine learning, data mining, and applications to improve healthcare. Previously, I completed my PhD at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where I was advised by Elke Rundensteiner and Xiangnan Kong.

I will be recruiting highly-motivated students to join my group at the University of Virginia, please reach out if you feel you're a good fit!


I study core challenges in making machine learning responsibly deployable for healthcare. I focus on time series and NLP where we need:

Recent highlights:

The projects that excite me the most: (1) robustly model dynamic environments through time series, (2) prevent perpetuating bias via machine learning and/or (3) have impact through real-world deployment.


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Outside of research, I enjoy bouldering, biking, books (science fiction/science fact), birding, juggling, vegan cooking, and guitar. I also spent a summer living at BioSphere 2 in Arizona.