James Stankowicz is a Senior Scientist at Flagship Pioneering. James works on a wide variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence problems with the goal of supporting and enabling the origination of a new class of breakthrough companies at Flagship.
James is a theoretical physicist by training. He discovered novel mathematical techniques for computing correlation functions in quantum field theory as a graduate student at UCLA and a postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University. James also worked on DARPA programs with a focus on deep learning as a member of BAE Systems FAST Labs. While there, he worked on explainable artificial intelligence, machine learning for signals processing, and machine learning for networking. Both his academic and industry work has resulted in publications and patents. James has also contributed to a variety of other fields including gravitational wave detection at Sapienza Università di Roma, materials science at Oxford University, and Higgs boson detection at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
James was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the High Energy Theory Physics group at Brown University. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA working with Zvi Bern, where he was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellow. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida Honors Program with a B.S. in Physics. He is a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society.