Head of Data Science
Presentation: GB-CENT: Gradient Boosted Categorical Embedding & Numerical Trees
I am Head of Data Science at Etsy Inc., managing a small group of data scientists to deliver cutting-edge scientific solutions. Previously, I was Senior Manager of Research at Yahoo Research from 2013 to 2016, leading science efforts for Personalization and Search Sciences. I have published more than 20 papers in all major international conferences in data mining, machine learning and information retrieval with more than 1,700 citations (H-index: 17), winning WWW 2011 Best Poster Paper Award, WSDM 2013 Best Paper Nominated and RecSys 2014 Best Paper Award. I have served as program committee members in KDD, WWW, SIGIR, WSDM, AAAI, EMNLP, ICWSM, ACL, CIKM, IJCAI and several workshops. In addition, I constantly review articles in most prestige journals such as DMKD, TKDD, TIST, TIS, and TKDE.