Dr. Tonya Custis is the Director of AI Research at Autodesk. She has 15 years of experience as a Research Scientist and research leader at Autodesk, Thomson Reuters, eBay, and Honeywell. Tonya earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics, an M.S. in Computer Science, and an M.A. in Linguistics, all from the University of Minnesota. She also has a B.A. in Music from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include Natural Language Processing & Understanding, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Geometric Deep Learning.