Lin Nie is a Research Scientist in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Psychology at Dataminr’s AI group. Dataminr is an AI platform that finds high-impact events and breaking information for clients in 70 countries cross industries before it’s in the news. Before Dataminr, Lin was a UX consultant where she led original research efforts exploring topics of voice and AI, in addition to user research to help fortune 500 brands create experiences people love.
Lin’s expertise in designing research solutions came from academia, in-house research, and consulting. Companies she’s conducted research for range from both early- to late-stage startups, to industry leaders such as Facebook, Instagram, Google, Amazon, TE Connectivity, American Express, etc.
Lin holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, a B.A. in math, cognitive psychology, and just a few credits shy of a minor in dance. She studied embodied cognition, with a focus on what AI can and cannot do against an understanding of human perception and cognition. Her research has appeared in Wired and Slate.