Rachel Kalmar is a data scientist, community organizer, and world record holder for number of wearable sensors worn continuously. She has spent nearly two decades creating tools and using data to explain, predict, and influence behavior. Kalmar is currently a data scientist and Director of Product Management at Tableau Software, where she and her team design and build AI and ML-based tools to help people see and understand their data.
At the intersection of AI, hardware, and data, Kalmar's work involves the application of data and the broader ecosystems within which it exists. What are the barriers to data access, sharing and interoperability, and how can we enable more open data ecosystems to better serve the public interest? She explores these questions in her work and as an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Kalmar was a Berkman Klein Fellow from 2016-2018, and is an alumna of Stanford's Neurosciences PhD Program, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Design (aka the d.school), UCSD Physics, The Salk Institute, Rock Health, the Assembly Fellowship at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab, and Misfit Wearables.