Anandkumar is a Bren Professor at Caltech and director of machine learning research at Nvidia. She was previously a principal scientist at Amazon Web Services. She has received several honors, including an Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Award, young investigator awards from the Department of Defense, and faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Adobe. She is part of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. She is passionate about designing principled AI algorithms and applying them in interdisciplinary applications. Her research focus is on unsupervised AI, optimization, and tensor methods.