Founder of Clothia, a fashion destination and an iPad app. Clothia users can browse their friends’ closets, mix-n-match items to create outfits, get inspired by style icons, share their finds, and virtually try on clothes using augmented reality via their webcam.
Guest lecturer at Columbia University, NYU and General Assembly. Contributing writer to Business Insider. Root member of NY Hacker Union. Featured by BetaBeat as one of the “25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene.” Profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company, AdAge.
MS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego (2006), Systems and Networking concentration, Network Security focus. Thesis topic was “Characterization of Background Port Scanning” under professor Stefan Savage. Created a network traffic analyzer to assist in network data measurement. Analyzed properties of port scans, intent of attackers and prevalence of background port scanning.
Researcher at CAIDA (Collaborative Association for Internet Data Analysis) at SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) with k claffy researching internet topology utilizing skitter (traceroute measurement tool) data and BGP tables. Evaluated the value of IXs (Internet eXchange points) for Autonomous Systems (AS), the difference in peering relationships through IX (Internet eXchange Points) vs direct peering and IPv4/IPv6 protocols.
Bessemer Venture Partners – Lead Developer mining web traffic data, analyzing large data sets using machine-learning algorithms to predict Internet trends, and building traffic prediction models using gathered data and additional independent data sources.
Onshore/offshore project management (independent, outsourcing project development to a team of 6 in Russia) – designed and developed custom financial applications and business solutions. Raised funds for 200M+ market cap companies, created a back-end platform for 400M+ hedge fund to optimize foreign exchange trading, assisted with development of high-frequency trading algorithms, worked with NASDAQ and NYSE-traded companies to create an unified online business development strategy.
Born in Kaliningrad, Russia to a family of engineers. Lived in Russia, USA, France.
Gold medal (highest honor, valedictorian) at School-Lyceum #49, Kaliningrad, Russia.
Math, physics, english olympiads: placed 2nd in math in Severo-Zapad Region, 2nd place physics, 1st place team in Economics, 1st place in Civil Defense competition (sharp-shooting, first aid, emergency response).
Piano Laureate, All-Russia Open pianist competition.
Studied ballet for 8 years, both in Russia and in the US.
Interests include snowboarding, fashion, technology, literature, art, wine, and mixed martial arts. Fluent Russian, conversational French.