I currently serve as Chief Scientist at Dstillery (the former Media6Degrees) and in this role design, develop, analyze and optimize the machine learning that drives digital advertising to prospective customers of brands. I am an active industry speaker and frequent contributor to industry publications, I enjoy serving as a guide in world of data and was recently named winner of the Advertising Research Foundation’s (ARF) Grand Innovation Award and was selected as member of the Crain’s NY annual 40 Under 40 list. I published numerous scientific articles, and hold multiple patents in machine learning and won many data mining competitions. Prior to joining m6d in February 2010, I worked in Data Analytics Research at IBM’s Watson Research Center, concentrating on data analytics and machine learning for complex real-world domains and applications. I have a PhD in Information Systems from NYU and an MA in Computer Science from Colorado University and am teaching “Data Mining for Business Intelligence” in the NYU Stern MBA program.
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