Jennifer Listgarten is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Center for Computational Biology, and the Bioengineering program at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a member of the steering committee for the Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab. From 2007 to 2017 she was at Microsoft Research, through Cambridge, MA (2014-2017), Los Angeles (2008-2014), and Redmond, WA (2007-2008). She completed her Ph.D. in the machine learning group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, located in her home town. She has two undergraduate degrees, one in Physics and one in Computer Science, from Queen's University in Canada. Jennifer's research interests are broadly at the intersection of machine learning, applied statistics, molecular biology and science. Her current research is primarily in understanding how machine learning can be used to advance protein engineering.