Daniela Galatro named a 2023-25 Schwartz Reisman Institute Faculty Fellow

Daniela GalatroThe Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society (SRI) is pleased to announce its 2023 fellowship recipients, with the appointment of four faculty fellows – including Professor Daniela Galatro (ChemE), and 16 graduate fellows from across the University of Toronto’s research community.

Daniela Galatro is an Assistant Professor, Teaching in our department and an engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Her fellowship project will use machine learning (ML) techniques to consolidate engineering methods with Indigenous approaches to investigating and reducing the effects of environmental contaminants in Fort William First Nation, a geographic area with a statistically higher than average occurrence of cancer among its residents. In her recent research, Galatro developed hybrid approaches utilizing ML simulations and optimization algorithms for modelling landfills and predicting degradation in lithium-ion batteries.

Schwartz Reisman fellowships support interdisciplinary research projects that examine the complex relations between technology and society, build new connections between existing fields, and develop innovative applications that contribute to the use of AI for social good.

The 2023 fellowships will enable cutting-edge research that will further SRI’s mission to ensure that new technologies improve life for everyone, and support the expansion of the SRI community through engagement in the Institute’s events and public outreach. Faculty fellows will serve a two-year term, while graduate fellows will serve a one-year term. Read more.