Past Member

Manvitha Ponnapati

Open Agriculture (OpenAg)
  • Software Developer, OpenAg (MITemps)

Manvitha is a software developer in the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She is a full stack engineer currently working on building front-end for personal food computers. She is also simultaneously working on other machine learning and computer vision related projects.  She is currently excited to use computational methods to find new uses for secondary metabolites in plants as drugs, antibiotics, flavors, and fungicides.

As an electronics and computational engineer, she has experience working in various fields from game development to embedded systems. She is also part of the MIT Advanced Study Program through which she studied Random Matrix Theory and Parallel Computing in the mathematics school.

She received her Master in Engineering from Cornell University where her thesis focused on video games and affective computing-based feedback mechanisms. She is one of the chapter organizers of the OpenIDEO Boston Chapter, which currently has over 1,400+ active members. Their chapter was one of the five OpenIDEO global chapters to receive an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Grant to build a local community around… View full description

Manvitha is a software developer in the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She is a full stack engineer currently working on building front-end for personal food computers. She is also simultaneously working on other machine learning and computer vision related projects.  She is currently excited to use computational methods to find new uses for secondary metabolites in plants as drugs, antibiotics, flavors, and fungicides.

As an electronics and computational engineer, she has experience working in various fields from game development to embedded systems. She is also part of the MIT Advanced Study Program through which she studied Random Matrix Theory and Parallel Computing in the mathematics school.

She received her Master in Engineering from Cornell University where her thesis focused on video games and affective computing-based feedback mechanisms. She is one of the chapter organizers of the OpenIDEO Boston Chapter, which currently has over 1,400+ active members. Their chapter was one of the five OpenIDEO global chapters to receive an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Grant to build a local community around addressing the reduction of small-format plastic waste through circular design.