Founder, Executive Director
Nandini Ranganathan, Ph.D., is a futurist, educator, and researcher in creative and emerging technology and society. She is the founder and Executive Director of CETI (a Creative and Emergent Technology Institute) and co-founder/Principal at MIRA!. Nandini designs, organizes, and facilitates interdisciplinary collaborative convenings, creative experiments, learning experiences, and participatory research and design projects in emergent technology and society. Her work focuses on actively engaging diverse communities across sectors, cultures, and expertise to spark ideas and actions, imaginative and insightful responses to complex social, environmental, and technological challenges.
She is deeply passionate about increasing access to and opportunities in emergent technology and STEAM education, research, and industry. Prior to this Nandini was founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code, an art/technology lab at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she was a Professor and Chair of Liberal Arts. She currently serves as Reserach faculty and a visiting Artist/Scholar in residence at Portland State University. She has served on the faculty at Reed College, WSU Vancouver, and UT Austin. She has a PhD. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an A.B. in Mathematics from Wellesley College.