Nandini Ranganathan, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of CETI (a Creative and Emergent Technology Institute). She designs interdisciplinary, participatory cross-sector educational, research, and emergent technology-related projects, collaborating across communities to address major social, environmental, and technological challenges.
Prior to this Nandini created Make+Think+Code, an art/technology lab at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she was a Professor of Mathematics, Media Arts and Liberal Arts.
Nandini has a PhD. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an A.B. in Mathematics from Wellesley College. Her interests and work include questions in innovative curriculum, program, and research design, cryptography, and the potential, implications, and applications of emerging technology in the world. She is deeply passionate about increasing access to and opportunities in technology and design education, research, and industry.