Elin Rønby Pedersen is a Research Scientist in Google's machine learning for healthcare team. Focusing on building and bending technology to fit people, in their current and future lives, she deploys qualitative research methods and participatory design principles to create rewarding collaboration between people and AI. Prior to Google, she did research on pen and gesture interaction in ubiquitous computing, work and home-based media spaces, peripheral awareness and social interaction to facilitate communication, paper interfaces, new user interaction paradigms for information workers and for developers, and user-informed prototyping. She has worked at Microsoft, Kraka, Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Lab, Interval Research Corporation, Xerox PARC. Before moving to California, she was associate professor in computer science (human computer interaction) in Denmark.