PhD, Biological Systems Engineering, UC Davis
Tarini embraces multidisciplinary paths, having earned degrees in computer science and computer engineering, and job experience as a professional baker and time supporting trade desks on Wall Street. She is now combining her computational expertise with her passion in food, health and agricultural systems to pursue her PhD in Biological Systems Engineering at UC Davis. Her background in business development and professional baking gives her a unique perspective on leveraging research science for innovative applications.
Tarini’s research focus has been application of machine learning to predict the nutrition and sensory properties of food formulations. The goal for her career is to make food value chains more efficient, profitable and less wasteful. Her research lays the groundwork for radical new uses of machine learning in food production. She aims to take her skills from the lab to an innovative organization focused on food product development, where she can belong to a culture that uses data to change the way people are fed.