About Masha

I am a researcher and engineer with a passion for creativity-enhancing applications and robust software engineering. I have pursued these interests in a number of settings. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, where I focus on machine learning for applications in animation, and am supervised by Karan Singh and Raquel Urtasun. Prior to this, I was a Research Engineer at Adobe Research (Cambridge, MA), where I led a project on digital painting, and collaborated on a number of other efforts. Before Adobe, I got my Master’s from MIT, where I worked on customizable models for 3D printing at the Computational Fabrication Group led by Wojciech Matusik. Before returning to graphics research, I was a Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead at Google (NYC and Zurich), where I worked on crowdsourcing for maps and speech recognition. My other interests include painting, running, cross fit, long hikes, swimming in ice cold lakes, cooking, downhill skiing.

To avoid any confusion, Masha is short for Maria in Russian. I am originally from Novosibirsk, Siberia, which is not quite as cold as it sounds, though some rumors are true: my mom did have a live pet bear.

I am open to part-time opportunities, as well as leading start up roles.
Here is my Resume. You can reach me at: shumash эт gmail.