Research areas: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Graphs, and Algorithms
Mahashweta Das is a Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence at Visa Research where she works on challenging real problems at the crossroads of tech and payment industry. Previously, she was employed as a Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs where she designed and developed big data analytics solutions for HPE’s 'The Machine'. She has also held summer positions at Yahoo! Research, Technicolor Research, and IBM Research. Mahashweta received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. Her research interests include deep learning, machine learning, data mining, graphs, and algorithms. She has filed over fifteen patents and published over twenty refereed articles at premier international research conferences, and regularly serves on the program committee of these conferences. Her PhD dissertation received Honorable Mention at ACM SIGKDD 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award. At Visa Research, she is leading a group of AI researchers and engineers focused on conducting foundational research, creating new products/early prototypes that incorporate research breakthroughs, and delivering innovative technologies to Visa's strategic products and businesses. She is also managing the academic collaboration program for Visa Research.