Evelyne Viegas is Senior Director of Global Research Engagement at Microsoft Research. She drives the research engagement strategy, designing collaborative programs which are open and cooperative with the external research community. She leads initiatives in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computing Systems and Experiences, working in partnership with the academic community, engineering and business groups, industry partners and government agencies worldwide.

I am the lead of the Google Brain team in Montreal, adjunct professor at Université de Montréal and a Canada CIFAR Chair. My research focuses on the study and development of deep learning algorithms.

I am an Associate Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction and Language Technologies Institutes in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I also lead a Human-Centered Machine Learning Group at Apple focused on applications in Accessibility. I received my B.S.E degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2003, and received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2009. I have received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35 Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.