Ranjitha Kumar
   Curriculum Vitae   
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SPRING 2019 OH: TUE 2-3PM   

In 2020, I’m taking a one-year leave to join UserTesting as their Chief Research Scientist. I'll be building a new team (U.S. and Edinburgh) focused on automating quantitative design insights, allowing product managers and marketers to make better design decisions more quickly, and with greater confidence.

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and (by courtesy) the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I run the Data Driven Design Group, where my students and I leverage data mining and machine learning to address the central challenge of creating good user experiences: tying design decisions to desired outcomes.

I received my BS and PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Based on my dissertation work, I co-founded Apropose, Inc., a data-driven design startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates.

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