Charles C Onu is a PhD student and researcher at Mila and the Reasoning and Learning Lab (RL Lab) at McGill University. He works with Prof. Doina Precup, co-director of RL lab and director of the DeepMind lab in Montreal. Charles’ interest is to use machine learning to positively impact healthcare. His work has been in investigating effective machine learning algorithms for diagnosis and sequential decision-making in resource-constrained settings. Charles is a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Charles is founder of Ubenwa, a social venture aiming to save newborn lives through low-cost, cry-based diagnostic technology powered by AI. Ubenwa has been funded by generous grants from Mila, Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) de Québec, District 3 Innovation Centre, and MIT Solve. Charles is a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow and an associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.