Joshua D'Arcy Joins Northwestern Computer Science Faculty of Instruction

D'Arcy will support Northwestern Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and the MSAI and MBAi professional master’s degree programs

Joshua D'Arcy will join the Northwestern Computer Science faculty of instruction team in September as an assistant clinical professor.

Joshua D'ArcyD'Arcy will instruct computer science courses as well as supporting Northwestern Engineering’s Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program and the MBAi program offered jointly with the Kellogg School of Management.

“We are delighted that Joshua D'Arcy will be joining us this fall,” said Samir Khuller, Peter and Adrienne Barris Chair of Computer Science at the McCormick School of Engineering. “He provides a rather unique perspective as someone with an MD who worked in the AI and medicine sector.”

“We are really excited about the breadth and range of courses he will offer our students — a wonderful complement to the courses we offer now,” said Anastasia Kurdia, professor of instruction and assistant chair of computer science.

D'Arcy’s research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning (ML), data mining/data liquidation, wearable devices, and behavioral science. He investigates ambient data collection and just-in-time adaptive interventions, with practical applications in nutrition and dietary habits.

As a lead data scientist with consulting company Edge Analytics, D'Arcy contributed to ML infrastructure and models for a variety of Fortune 100 companies. He has developed models for ML accelerated drug design, created algorithms for low-resource wearable sensors, and optimized smart electric grids using advanced modeling methods.

Currently an adjunct assistant professor at Northwestern Engineering, D'Arcy led the COMP_SCI 326: Introduction to the Data Science Pipeline course this spring. In this technical elective, students work on quarter-long, self-directed data science projects — obtaining, cleaning, visualizing, modeling, and interpreting data using Python-based tools.

D'Arcy earned an MD and M.Eng from Duke University in 2020 and a bachelor’s degree in biomolecular sciences from the University of Michigan in 2015.


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