Pallavi Anderson is a Principal Staff Software Engineer at the Motorola Solutions Chief Technology Office, where she invents, designs, and develops software applications for the next generation of police officers, firemen (and women!), and city workers.
An alumnus of the MIT Media Lab with a prior degree in Architecture, she has conducted research on urban redevelopment & transportation infrastructure in Bombay, aging-in-place & assistive (“smart”) home technologies, developed a bilingual mobile application to support monitoring TB patients in rural India, and has previously been featured on Discovery Channel Canada & Slashdot. One of her primary interests is figuring out how to broaden the reach of technology to all members of society, particularly those who are part of under-served communities. She recently led a team of Chicago students to build an English-Spanish web and smartphone application to help the residents of Chicago's Little Village participate in the planning, design and use of their new park.
She now lives in Chicago's West Loop with her husband, having previously resided in Cambridge, Bangalore, Bombay, Riyadh and Dammam. She enjoys global travel, international cuisine, and the occasional Thinkgeek puzzle.