Trista is a tech executive, entrepreneur, and artificial intelligence (AI) scientist. She is currently the Chief Scientist of Machine Learning at Inventec Corp., a world-leading computer and consumer-electronics manufacturer. She is in charge of Inventec’s AI/Industry 4.0 efforts as well as its future AI opportunities. Previously, Trista held leadership positions at startups and research labs. While leading core algorithm development and data science at Cognitive Networks, which was later acquired by Vizio, she lifted the company's customer counts by more than 10x. At Intel, she conducted research on computer vision algorithms and hardware co-design and was part of the OpenCV development. At Nvidia, she architected Nvidia's first video processor.
Trista received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. She co-authored 28 publications, 17 issued and pending patents, gave keynotes and invited lectures at conferences and universities, and frequently received media interviews.