Hiya!

I'm a Senior Engineer at Google, where I work on Magenta, making music and art with Machine Learning. In 2020 I did a 6 month fellowship with the Trevor project, where I lead a team that worked on classifying suicidal ideation posts.

Prior to 2018, I worked on Polymer, and was a big advocate for Web Components. Before that, I used to work on Chrome. Do you know that little button that has appeared in top right corner of your browser? Yeah, I did that (but now it looks different. It's been 6+ years after all). Before that, I worked in Finance, despite not really understanding anything about it. I have a masters in Computer Science from McGill University. I wrote a thesis on Reinforcement Learning, which you can read here, though I'm not sure why you would.

If you want to say hi:

My social media hell of choice is Twitter, where I'm pretty responsive. I also have a GitHub AMA repo where you can ask me things, or read what other people have asked me. If you really need to, you can send me an email, but know that it'll take me an embarassing time to reply. It's not you, it's misplaced anxiety.

If you're a conference and you need a bio:

Monica works on Magenta, in Google Brain, where she makes generative music and art with Machine Learning. In the past she's worked on Polymer, Web Components, and Chrome, and has probably at least once broken the Internet for you. She is passionate about delightful user experiences, unreasonably excited about emoji, wary of web fonts, and will become your best friend if you bring her cheese. On second thought, she may be a mouse.

If you need a headshot, I recommend this one. (Thanks to Pujaa Rajan for making me look like a respectable adult!)