Shelby Heinecke, Ph.D.
AI Leader driving clarity, vision, and strategy in uncharted territory. Growth obsessed. AI Researcher and Engineer.


I'm currently a Senior AI Research Manager at Salesforce

I lead a team of AI researchers focusing on new frontiers of AI, including LLM-Powered Agents, On-Device AI, LLMs, and beyond. Our work transforms Salesforce products and impacts academic research.

I completed my PhD in Mathematics, focusing on machine learning theory, from University of Illinois at Chicago. I also hold an MS in Mathematics from Northwestern, and BS in Mathematics from MIT.

I love laughing, CrossFit, hiking, reading, public speaking, teaching, mentoring, Civ 6, my cat, all things MIT, and my family.