Bio: Fernanda Viégas is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard, and Sally Starling Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Fernanda is also a Principal Scientist at Google, where she co-founded the PAIR (People+AI Research) initiative. Viégas’ work with long-time collaborator Martin Wattenberg pioneered the field of social and collaborative online visualization. The systems they’ve built are used daily by millions of people. The duo is also known for their visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited worldwide, and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. More recently, Viégas and Wattenberg’s work in machine learning has focused on transparency and interpretability, as part of a broad agenda to improve human/AI interaction. Viégas is originally from Brazil and holds a PhD from the MIT Media Lab.