Mahashweta is a Sr. Staff Research Scientist at Visa Research. Previously, she was employed as a Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs. 

She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. She received her Master's and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2009 and Jadavpur University (India) in 2007 respectively.

Her research interests include machine learning, deep learning, large-scale data mining, information retrieval, databases, graphs and algorithms.

She visited the Information Management Group at IBM Research in 2009, the Recommendation Group at Technicolor Research Lab in 2011, and the Web Mining Group at Yahoo! Research in 2012.