Tania Bedrax Weiss is a Director of Research at Google. Her current focus is on identifying untapped problems at the intersection of Machine Learning, Natural Language Understanding, Vision, and Recommender Systems at Google. She manages a team of 120+ researchers and spends most of her time defining and outlining research agendas to advance the state-of-the-art and bring transformative capabilities to Google products. During the 15+ years she’s been at Google she has launched transformative products in Search, Ads, and Google Play. Previously, she worked at NASA Ames Research Center and was part of the team that wrote the software used to schedule daily observations for Spirit and Opportunity, part of the Mars Exploration Rovers mission. Before that, Tania worked in the industry applying machine intelligence techniques to program automated configuration and pricing systems. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon in Artificial Intelligence.
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Tania
Google
Director, Research Engineering