Louvere Walker-Hannon is a MathWorks application engineering senior team lead who provides technical guidance and strategic direction on the implementation of AI and data science workflows for various applications. She also manages a team of application engineers. She has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in geographic information technology with a specialization in remote sensing. Louvere has worked in three different engineering roles throughout her 20-plus-year career while at MathWorks.
Louvere has presented and continues to present at several STEM-related conferences on various topics and is an active STEM advocate. She has presented her work on natural language processing and presented AI workshops at various conferences. Louvere has presented her AI work at the Grace Hopper Celebration (2018–2020, 2022), Women in Data Science (WiDS), and other conferences. Louvere was a keynote speaker as a part of the Black in AI workshop for NeurIPS 2021. Louvere has a long history of serving as a STEM advocate and mentor especially related to underrepresented groups in technology. Louvere frequently and currently volunteers with Black Girls CODE, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) African American and Latinos Affinity Groups, and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). She is also a recent recipient of the SWE WE Local 2022 Engaged Advocate Award, which honors individuals who contributed to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering. She recently became a WiDS Ambassador in 2022. She also recently was placed on the list of 2023 Charles River MetroWest 50 Most Influential Business Leaders of Color. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, advocating for STEM Youth outreach for underrepresented groups in STEM, and helping as many people as possible via her work and volunteerism. Louvere is excited and honored to present at the Black is Tech Conference in person in 2023!