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Public Lecture: IDV Alumna Mahima Pushkarna

Come get insight into the world of machine learning and an overview on the role of design in machine learning research and science.  Learn what it takes to be a designer and how to prepare for projects in the working world and see examples of Pushkarna’s own work.

Mahima Pushkarna is a Visual Designer in the Big Picture Visualization Group at Google Brain, where she designs digital products and interfaces in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. As a part of Google’s People + AI Research Initiative, Mahima explores the relationship between design practices, design thinking and Machine Learning.

With 6+ years of broad experience inUI/UX, visual design, strategy and design research, she has led numerous design, experience and strategy projects across various industry verticals. Before joining Google, Mahima worked at the Design Lab at MIT and Innovation by Design, exploring the future of technology using design thinking, and at Ion Interactive, where she designed self-evolving visualization tools.

Mahima has an MFA in Information Design & Vsualizationfrom Northeastern University. Before that, she studied design at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.