Svetlana is a Developer Advocate with IBM Center for Open Data and Artificial Intelligence Technologies. She has been a software engineer and technical lead for SPSS statistical and machine learning components for 18 years. Svetlana represented SPSS and after 2009 acquisition IBM at the Data Mining Group (DMG). She is the release manager for open standards PMML and PFA at DMG. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park. Svetlana loves to share her expertise and takes every opportunity to involve girls into STEM. Her two daughters enjoy Computer Science in college and high school.