hey there, i’m moorissa 🙋🏻‍♀️

about ✨

A roboticist, engineer, and artist based in San Francisco, California. I enjoy innovating and creating, building self-driving software, and solving highly complex technical problems. Since I was a kid, I’ve also been drawn to the world of creative arts, like painting and writing. You can find my artwork here and my blog here.

currently 🦾

I work as a Senior Software Systems Engineer at Cruise, a robotaxi startup currently developing an L4 autonomy systems. I want to help push the boundaries of AI and robotics towards the world’s first L5 technology, as I believe it’s a fundamental change to a much safer and more sustainable earth, for all.

I was previously at Tesla for nearly 4 years, where I helped the Autopilot team launch Full Self-Driving feature (FSD-beta) back in 2020. Prior to that, I worked as a machine learning researcher at NASA working on climate change models and the United Nations on supply chain optimizations for reducing malnutritions in Subsaharan Africa.

engineering 🚀

I completed an M.S. in Data Science at Columbia University, with a focus on Machine Learning, and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Statistics from Georgia Tech (summa cum laude) at 19, where I secretly took PhD engineering courses and fell in love with statistical learning theory.

I guess they’re right when they say curiosity killed the cat–naiveté too actually–but satisfaction somehow always brought it back to life. So there goes my top rule for a fulfilling life: “Follow your curiosity” :).

stay in touch 💌

When I’m not creating, I like to advocate for women and girls in STEM, and live temporarily in different parts of the world to teach and learn new cultures. Among the countries I’ve lived in are Brazil, South Africa, and France. I speak English, Indonesian, Javanese, and a little bit of French – so feel free to write me a note via email or connect with me on LinkedIn!

Take care and keep slaying!