Mike Gelbart, Co-Director and Assistant Professor of Teaching, MDS Vancouver (On Leave)
"There’s something great about teaching students who understand the opportunity cost of their education. Many of them left good jobs or other opportunities to do this program — so they are here to work hard and make the most of the 10 months."
Mike Gelbart joined UBC in 2015 and was part of the team that designed the MDS curriculum. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and a PhD from the machine learning group at Harvard University. Outside of UBC, Mike is also an advisor at Vanedge Capital, a local venture capital fund in the technology space.