AI Ethics for Systemic Issues: A Structural Approach

AI Ethics for Systemic Issues: A Structural Approach

As part of the Cervest research residency program, Agnes researched the ethical implications of AI when applied to systemic issues such as climate change. In this piece she argues for the expansion of the existing AI ethics discourse to account for more complex and...
Cervest secures £3.7m in pre-Series A funding round

Cervest secures £3.7m in pre-Series A funding round

Cervest secures £3.7m to fund platform capable of forecasting how Earth’s climate is impacting businesses, national security and the wider society in real-time Cervest – the leader in Earth Science AI – has closed a £3.7m investment round to fund the launch of a...
Food Matters Live: Q&A and Table Talk Podcast

Food Matters Live: Q&A and Table Talk Podcast

Food Matters Live: Q&A  Speaking at Food Matters Summit on 19th November, Cervest CEO & Founder Iggy Bassi will join other forward thinkers as they identify the game-changing developments in practices and technology that will transform the global food system....
How humans and AI together can help fix Planet Earth

How humans and AI together can help fix Planet Earth

Climate crisis. Mass Extinction. Apocalypse. Catastrophe. Breakdown. The language we now use around climate change has escalated significantly in 2019, reflecting the seriousness of the challenge humanity now faces.     Human activity is causing the Sixth Mass...

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.

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Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Jasmine Thompson
Engineering Resident

Jasmine’s background is primarily in Python programming with a focus on data analysis and visualisation.

Since graduating, she has worked on data insights for a London-based dating app startup, helping the company understand the user base and guide new growth. She is now excited to use her skills to help Cervest deliver playback data and useful data analysis and is passionate about the potential of data science, machine learning and visualisation tools.

While studying at Westcliff High School for Girls she was involved in a variety of projects including GUI design for BAE Systems and data collection for a surveillance vehicle project sponsored by Leonardo S.p.A. She was also the Data Analyst for a long-running Southend Youth Council project that advocated for students having better mental health services in school.