Google Research

Mahima Pushkarna

About

I am a UX Designer at Google AI, where I design novel tools and frameworks for understanding machine learning models and interpreting decisions made by algorithms.
I tend to wear many hats – UI/UX, visual design, strategy and design research - to create better human-ai partnerships, such as helping doctors diagnose cancer using AI. The products and processes that I have designed, such as the What-If Tool and Facets, have been widely used to advance better practices in machine learning in industry and academia. As a part of Google's People + AI Research Initiative, I study the impact of design on AI, and vice-versa.
I hold an MFA in Information Design & Data Visualization from Northeastern University, (Boston, MA) and previously studied design at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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