Jigyasa Grover is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter working in the performance ads ranking domain. Recently, she was honored with the 'Outstanding in AI: Young Role Model Award' by Women in AI across North America. She is also one of the few ML Google Developer Experts globally. Jigyasa co-authored a book titled 'Sculpting Data for ML' that campaigns for a data-centric approach to ML and is a practical guide on curating quality datasets that lay a strong foundation for an ML pipeline. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Master’s degree in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence specialization and has a myriad of experiences from her brief stints at Facebook, the National Research Council of Canada, and the Institute of Research & Development France involving data science, mathematical modeling, and software engineering.
Red Hat 'Women in Open Source' Academic Award and Moxie Women in Tech Award winner, Jigyasa is an avid proponent of open-source and credits the access to opportunities and her career growth to this sphere of community development. She is also the proud recipient of multiple scholarships for her research and travels like Mitacs Globalink, Linux Foundation, Facebook GHC, ESUG, GHC India, etc. She currently leads the open-source and ML track for Anita Borg's IWiC group, co-leads the [email protected] BRG at Twitter, and co-chairs the Financial Aid Committee for Python Software Foundation. She also served as the Director of Women Who Code and Lead of Women Techmakers for a handful of years to help bridge the gender gap in technology. In her spirit to build a powerful community with a strong belief in “we rise by lifting others”, she mentors aspiring developers and ML enthusiasts in various global programs. She has 100+ conference talks, panels, keynotes, technical workshops, and podcasts to her name, which she has conducted in 10+ countries and countless cities across the US. Her love for tinkering has led her to win 5+ hackathons, sponsored by Microsoft, Google, Github, etc. and she now gives back to the community by serving on the judges' panel of hackathons. Apart from her technological ventures, she enjoys exploring hidden gems in her city, hanging out with friends and family, and has been recently having fun with baking. You can visit her online at jigyasa-grover.github.io or on Twitter (@jigyasa_grover).