Pinay among Business Insider's most powerful female engineers of 2017
Filipina engineer Anne Aaron, the director of Video Algorithms at Netflix, was named one of the 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017 by Business Insider.
Aaron was noted for leading the team of software engineers and research scientists who made the software that enables Netflix's 86 million subscribers to watch programing "with the best possible quality."
She joined Netflix in 2011 and has since evolved the global streaming service's video algorithms to create a better user experience across all devices that supported the service.
Aaron was one of the principal developers of Netflix's Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion (VMAF), an algorithm released as an open source project in 2016 that allowed the company to give customers crisper footage with lower bandwidth.
Later on, Netflix released "Meridian," a film produced as test footage, to the public in 2016 to allow various companies to run tests with it and improve their own video codecs or streaming services.
“You need content that is representative of how movies are made today,” Aaron told Variety to explain why they refused to take any production shortcuts even if it meant getting a helicopter, instead of a drone, to record a moving car on camera.
The Filipina took her bachelor's degree in Physics at the Ateneo de Manila University and her Masters and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.