Tania Bedrax Weiss is a Director of Research at Google. Her current focus is on identifying untapped problems at the intersection of Recommender Systems, Natural Language Understanding, and Vision at Google and outlining research agendas to advance the state-of-the-art. During the 15+ years she’s been at Google she has launched transformative products in Google Play, Ads, and Search. 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. She has also worked in industry on automated configuration and pricing systems. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon in Artificial Intelligence.