Elizabeth Clark-Polner is a neuroscientist currently serving as Symbotic’s Vice President of Data Engineering, Design & Algorithms. Lizzie and her team are focused on the development of real-time distributed data analysis, core system algorithms for robotic planning and scheduling and novel simulation techniques, including machine learning, for optimizing software development.

Lizzie was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale Law School and, before that, a Fellow at the University of Chicago Center for Decision Research, focusing on emotion, perception and decision making using functional neuroimaging. Lizzie serves as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy Reserves. She graduated with a bachelor’s in cognitive science from Yale University in 2009 and earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Geneva in 2013. Lizzie was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017.