I am a senior engineering manager at Uber ATG Toronto. We’re building self-driving vehicles using cutting-edge deep-learning models. In addition, I fairly regularly give presentations about machine learning, algorithms, big data, and their applications to high-school kids, university students, researchers, and non-technical audiences. I also participate in various career panels and career mentoring events. You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in something like that.
As a technical woman, I’m particularly interested in outreach activities for young women, encouraging them to choose technical career paths. For my volunteering and mentoring work I received the University of Toronto’s 2017 Arbor Award, and was recognized as one of the 2018 inaugural cohort of 50 inspiring Canadian women in STEM. I was recognized as one of Canada’s Tech Titans: Top 19 of 2019.
I like helping build communities, especially in Toronto. I am a co-organizer of the ML Ensemble and Canadian Tech @ Scale conferences, and am a long standing contributor to CanCwic – the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing, and WiML – Women in Machine Learning.
January 14, 2020 – York University – Talk, Toronto
January 24, 2020 – Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) – Talk, Toronto
January 25, 2020 – WISE National Conference – Panel, Toronto
February 6, 2020 – McMaster World Conference – Talk, Hamilton
Media Coverage, Videos & Podcasts
2018 Part of first batch of 15 leaders in an ambitious project to document 1 Million Women in Science
2018 Elevate AI Cover – UofT News (including Why Canada panel coverage)
2018 Post PhD UofT study
2017 StartUp Here Toronto – Women Redfining AI piece (some quotes)
2017 Arbor Award Coverage
2017 Salon Article on AI theme @ SXSW 2017 (brief mention of my talk among many other things)
2016 The Impact Podcast (audio) – Machine Learning
2016 Mobilysyrup – Big Data Conference Coverage
2016 Betakit – Tech@Scale Innovation Panel Coverage
2016 Boost Agents Post (profile) – ‘Inside The Industry’
2016 TV Interview – Business News Network (video) – Big Data and Kobo
2015 UofT Engineering Computer Fundamentals Plenary Talk (video) – Machine Learning and Big Data
2014 Rakuten Technology Conference Presentation (video) – Big Data at Kobo