I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, advised by Jennifer Listgarten and Michael I. Jordan. I am a member of BAIR and am broadly interested in developing statistical learning approaches to both understand and engineer biological systems. Prior to Berkeley, I worked with David Sussillo as a Google Brain Resident, and spent a year conducting biologging fieldwork with Kakani Katija at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Insitute. I received my B.S. in Computer Science in 2016 from Stanford University, where I was fortunate to work with Marius Cătălin Iordan, Fei-Fei Li, and Stephen Boyd. My work is generously supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Beyond research, I am an avid consumer of science writing, religious fan of women’s artistic gymnastics, and proud mom to an extraordinary son.

I can be reached at clarafy at berkeley dot edu.


"A man can't be always defending the truth; there must be a time to feed on it."
C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms (1958)