Mariel Pettee

Dr. Mariel Pettee (Physics PhD, Yale University) is an interdisciplinary scientist and performing artist based in Brooklyn. She is a Chamberlain Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a visiting researcher at the Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics. Her scientific research encompasses the development of Machine Learning (ML) models for high-energy particle physics and cosmology that have broad applicability across other areas of science and art. Since 2017, she has been one of the pioneers of AI-generated dance, leading multiple independent teams of researchers to develop custom ML models to generate choreography based on 3D motion capture data of her own movements. Prior to her PhD, she earned her Bachelors in Physics & Mathematics from Harvard University and her Masters in Physics at the University of Cambridge as a Harvard-Cambridge Scholar.