Hello! I am the ~40 trillion gut bacteria, plus some smaller number of human cells, collectively known as Mike Gelbart. I was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, I studied physics and worked on research projects in biophysics. In graduate school I switched fields to computer science and received my PhD from the machine learning group at Harvard University. At UBC, I teach computer science and data science. My official job titles are Instructor in the Department of Computer Science and Option Co-Director of the Master of Data Science Program (Vancouver). For a non-exhaustive list of things that didn’t work out along the way, see my CV of Failures.