Yoky Matsuoka

YOKY MATSUOKA grew up assuming she would become a professional tennis player. After obtaining her degrees, she became a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and later at the University of Washington developing robotic devices for rehabilitating and assisting the human body and brain. This work led her to the MacArthur award and being named one of “The Brilliant Ten” by Popular Science magazine and one of the Top 10 Women to Watch in 2010 by Barbie. In late 2009, she joined Google [x] as one of the three founding members before taking her position at Nest as VP of technology. Matsuoka earned a B.S. from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from MIT in electrical engineering & computer science in the fields of artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience.

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