Louvere Walker-Hannon is a MathWorks Application Engineering Team Leader, who provides direction on technical workflows for various applications and leads a team of other 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. Based on her fields of study, she assists with the following topics image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, geospatial analysis, parallel computing in clusters, deployment in the cloud/edge devices, and data analytics when discussing technical workflows. 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 presented her work on a Natural Language Processing application at the 100th American Meteorological Society in January 2020 and at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in April 2020. She has presented workshops on AI interfacing with other technologies such as IoT and Augmented Reality. For example, she has presented workshops that incorporate working with AI, IoT, and Augmented Reality at the following events: Grace Hopper Celebration in October 2020, the Women in Data Science (WiDS) in March 2021, the Open Data Science East Conference (ODSC East) in April 2021, and May-June 2021 as a part of the WiDS Workshop Initiative. Louvere has also served as chairs for the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in 2020. Louvere is one of the MeetUp Chairs for the upcoming thirty-fifth conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) scheduled for December 2021. Louvere has a long history of serving as a STEM advocate and mentor especially related to underrepresented groups in technology. Louvere volunteers with Black Girls Code and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is a Curriculum Lead and the Chapter Lead for the Boston Chapter of Black Girls CODE. Louvere is also a Co-Lead of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) African American Affinity Group and the Professional Development Lead of the Latinos Affinity Group. Louvere in September 2021 became the Pre-Collegiate Initiative (PCI) Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Boston.
In Louvere’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and walking in various places, and tries to help as many people as possible through both her career and volunteer work.