Jaron Porciello is the Co-Founder of Havos.ai, whose mission is to enable everyone to access science, even if they are not a scientist. Havos assembles data, technology, and expertise to build software solutions that address our biggest questions. Jaron is also the director of the newly launched initiative, The Juno Evidence Alliance, which aims to build capacity for evidence-informed decision making in food, agriculture, and climate.
Most recently, Jaron has joined Lucy Institute as Professor of the Practice for Information and Data Science. Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, she was a faculty member focused on international agriculture and rural development for 15 years at Cornell University. While at Cornell, she co-directed the Ceres2030 project towards its ambitious goal of ending world hunger within a decade.
Jaron’s research focuses on building programs that use machine learning tools, mainly interpretable machine learning and its applications, to help humans make better decisions. She has significant experience developing and designing computational tools and managing projects for low-bandwidth environments and has built long-standing and productive projects and relationships with scientists, practitioners, funders, governments, NGOs, publishers and journalists across the world.