Jeff Wen is a PhD student in the Department of Earth System Science. His research interests are broadly focused on applying machine learning to understand the social impacts of climate change and make decisions under climate uncertainty. He was previously an Assembly Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab studying the governance and ethics of AI and formerly a data scientist at Tesla. Jeff holds a Bachelors in Economics from Wharton and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Education & Certifications

  • Masters, University of Pennsylvania, Environmental Studies (Sustainability)
  • Bachelor of Science, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, Economics (Operation and Information Management)

Work Experience

  • Data Science Team Lead, Pixability



  • Data Scientist, Tesla


    Fremont, CA

  • Business Analytics Associate, ZS Associates


    Los Angeles

All Publications

  • Wildfire Smoke Plume Segmentation Using Geostationary Satellite Imagery International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) - Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning Workshop Wen, J., Burke, M. 2021