I recently moved to London, UK and joined Integrum ESG as a Lead Machine Learning Researcher.
Prior to joining, I worked on the connections between Causal Inference, Machine Learning and Data Science at Harvard, where I was a Research Fellow in Prof. Tyler VanderWeele’s group, and at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in Prof. Tim Althoff’s Behavioral Data Science Lab.
I graduated from ENSAE, Institut Polytechnique de Paris with a MS in Computer Science and Statistics and from ESSEC Business School with a MS in Economics and Management. During my studies, I was a data scientist intern at Quantmetry.
I am very broadly interested in Causal Inference, Statistical Methodology for Complex High-Dimensional Data and Explainable, Robust and Fair ML.
Recently, I enjoyed using NLP, matching techniques and sensitivity analysis in the context of social media and mental health - here are introductory slides from a brief talk I gave at UW in September 2020. In the past, I also had fun working on unsupervised reinforcement learning, generative adversarial networks, parallel computing, auction theory and times series forecasting.
In my free time, when I am not cooking, I like reading and (occasionally) writing about sociology - Essay 1 and Essay 2 are two recent attempts to write about the behavioral determinants of health and the politics of health inequality.
• Captari, L. E., Sandage, S., Cowden, R.G., Deshayes, R., Choe., E., Crabtree, S., Davis, W., & Aten, J. (in press). Spiritual, religious, and existential processes of posttraumatic growth: Seeking, struggle, and transformation. Routledge International Handbook on Posttraumatic Growth. Routledge.
• Deshayes, R., Cowden, R.G., Shiba, K., VanderWeele, T. J., & Fancourt D. (in preparation). Associations of Underlying Motivation for Compliance with Public Health Measure During COVID-19 Lockdown with Subsequent Health and Well-being Among UK Adults. Expected December
• Cowden, R. G., Ho, S. Y., Deshayes, R., A., Cellini, J., Padgett, R. N., Stamatis, A., Morgan, G., & VanderWeele, T. J. (in preparation). Mapping the observational and experimental evidence on personal suffering and human flourishing: A scoping review. Expected December