Sadiq Jaffer's blog


Hello, I'm Sadiq. I'm the Bernstein Planetary Computing Fellow in the Cambridge Centre for Earth Observation and a Senior Research Associate in the Energy and Environment Group in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Cambridge. There I work on projects that involve applying AI/ML to pressing problems in Nature and Climate.

Since 2021 I've also been the Head of Technology at the Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits where we've been working on robust, digital methodologies and tools for the verification and monitoring of nature-based carbon projects.

I'm also an OCaml core developer where I maintain parts of the runtime and Garbage Collector. I was part of the Multicore OCaml project which merged in to the upstream OCaml compiler in 2022.

Between 2017 and 2021 I was CEO of Opsian, a company I co-founded to provide performance monitoring for Java applications. From 2013 to 2017 I was Senior Software Engineer and then Director of Machine Learning at Heyzap (acquired by Fyber in 2016) where I built out and scaled our ad targeting, mediation and online auction systems. Prior to that I co-founded Insightful Logic which built static analysis tooling for bug finding in .NET codebases.

I have a MEng in Computer Systems Engineering and a PhD in Autonomous Mobile Robotics from the University of Warwick.