Passionate about data with 10+ years of research and product experience at the MIT Media Lab, Microsoft, IBM Research and Philips Medical Systems. Always eager to learn and explore new domains, from web telemetry through cross-cultural social networks to propaganda in Ancient Rome.
I'm currently a PM at Microsoft working on Bing Predicts. We use search, social, and other relevant data to make intelligent predictions about upcoming events, like sports games, reality TV shows, and more. I was previously at MSN, building the pipeline for collecting data from hundreds of millions of users every month, and building tools to analyze the data.
As a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab's Macro Connections group, I used network science and large data sets to map and quantify cultural impact; my projects included the Global Language Network, Connected History, and Pantheon. I also experimented with rapid prototyping and explored new models and user perception of data privacy as an intern at Microsoft Research.
Previously, I led the software testing team for the Philips Brilliance 16 CAT scanner, and researched and developed tools and methodologies for secure access for cloud storage and long-term preservation of digital data at IBM Research. In addition to my CS degrees I have a master's in ancient history, and wrote my thesis on the use of warrior goddesses in political propaganda in late-Republican Rome.
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