Hannah Blau, Ph.D.

Research Software Engineer

Applies machine learning and text mining techniques to the analysis and curation of the Human Phenotype Ontology and other ontologies under development in the Robinson Lab.

Hannah Blau completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned the B.A. in French from Yale University and the M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to JAX, Hannah worked primarily in the areas of data science, machine learning, and natural language processing. She gained international experience at the Artificial Intelligence Center of the Bull Corporation (Louveciennes, France), and in the Machine Learning Group of the Daimler-Benz Research Centre (Ulm, Germany). She worked as a Research Scientist in the Automated Reasoning Group of the Honeywell Technology Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota). While in grad school she served as data scientist in the lab of Professor M. Darby Dyar, Chair of Astronomy at Mount Holyoke College and member of the science team for the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity rover). Hannah joined the Robinson Lab in May 2017.