Professor at Harvard, data visualizer, computational designer, speaker
Fernanda Viégas is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard, as well as Sally Starling Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In addition, Fernanda is Principal Scientist at Google, where she co-founded the PAIR (People+AI Research) initiative with her long-time collaborator Martin Wattenberg.
Her work in machine learning focuses on transparency and interpretability, as part of a broad agenda to improve human/AI interaction. She is well known for her contributions to social and collaborative visualization, and the systems she has created are used daily by millions of people. Fernanda is also known for visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art.