Berkeley Institute of Design

Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Tuesdays 12-1pm, BiD Lab Hearst Memorial Mining Building 354/360

The BiD Seminar Series is a weekly graduate-level seminar that probes topics spanning human-computer interaction, mechanical design, education, architecture and art practice.

Invited speakers join us from academia, industry, research, and practice from around the world. The seminar is open to the Berkeley community and the general public.

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Data-Driven Design: Beyond A/B Testing

19 February, 12-1 PM, BiD Lab

Ranjitha Kumar
UIUC Assistant Professor


Ranjitha Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she leads the Data-Driven Design group. She is the recipient of a 2018 NSF CAREER award, and UIUC’s 2018 C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. Her research has won best paper awards/nominations at premier conferences in HCI, and is supported by grants from Google, Amazon, and Adobe. She received her PhD from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in 2014, and was formerly the Chief Scientist at Apropose, Inc., a data-driven design company she founded that was backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates.


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