Lakshmi Krishnan is a team leader in the AI software applications group at Graphcore. Her interests are in machine perception and scalable machine learning systems. She is thrilled to work on emerging hardware in AI that can enable innovation in healthcare and robotics. Before working at Graphcore, Lakshmi worked in the self-driving car industry, where she worked on DNN methods for personal assistants and vision-based perception systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, with a cross-disciplinary focus in computational neuroscience. Lakshmi is passionate about diversity and inclusion in technology.