Computer Vision Research @ Google AI
Angelica Willis is a software engineer and AI researcher at Google who has a passion for leveraging Artificial Intelligence to advance the quality and longevity of human life. Her core work involves developing AI-driven healthcare solutions to help doctors make better decisions. Angelica’s previous career adventures include machine learning research at Apple, NASA, and Bank of America.
Before joining Google, Angelica launched and ran an AI research firm to help earl-stage founders develop ML-based products. She continues to advise and support startups through a number of initiatives, including Google for Startups, and as an angel investor.
Angelica received a graduate degree in Computer Science, with a focus in Artificial Intelligence, and in Human-Computer Interaction, from Stanford University. Her graduate school research focused on AI-based tutoring systems designed to help K-12 students gain math, science, and reading skills outside of the classroom. Angelica received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University.
Angelica has been honored as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Google Women Techmaker Scholar, an Apple HBCU Scholar, and a Buick National Achiever. She is an advocate for computer science education and diversity in STEM, and was recognized by President Obama as a 2016 White House Champion of Change for Computer Science Education. In her free time, Angelica enjoys cooking (both her own recipes and recipes generated by an AI model she built).