MathWorks application engineer Louvere Walker-Hannon is essentially an advocate for educating and training women in technology, particularly young women and those from underrepresented groups. She lends her voice and her expertise in artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, image processing, and diversity to a range of audiences and causes.
Walker-Hannon is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering, and of Northeastern University, where she earned a Master of Professional Studies in geographic information technology with a specialization in remote sensing. Her educational background and computational acumen, coupled with an instinctive desire to teach others, enables her to translate technical language and information to both technical and nontechnical audiences. In other words, she speaks two programming languages — one for the professional and another for the novice.
At MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, Walker-Hannon provides direction, solutions, and recommendations on technical workflows and a range of applications, from MATLAB/C/C to HTML to Python. Throughout her more than 20 years with the company, one thing has remained constant: STEM education and sharing its significance and impact with young people.
Active in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference and the Open Data Science Conference, among others, Walker-Hannon has been a keynote, presenter, guest speaker, and workshop leader, drawing capacity-filled audiences in person and in digital spaces.
Walker-Hannon has a long history of serving as a STEM mentor through her association with the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Boston chapter of Black Girls CODE. She leads teams of MathWorks STEM ambassadors year-round, developing and participating in science-related programs in Boston-area schools, including science fairs, career days, STEM demonstrations, and other activities. She serves as the curriculum lead for Black Girls CODE, making sure content prepared for events is relevant and current. She also belongs to IEEE and the American Meteorological Society.