Yoky Matsuoka is the chief technology officer of Nest. She was a founder of Google[x] and previously held roles as CEO of Quanttus and the vice president of technology of Nest.
Previously, Yoky was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Washington. She developed robotic devices for rehabilitating and assisting the human body and brain, earning the MacArthur award in 2007. She was named one of the Brilliant Ten by Popular Science magazine and one of the Barbie® Top 10 Women to Watch in 2010.
Yoky grew up assuming she would be a professional tennis player, but instead earned a BS degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science in the fields of artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience.