Head of ML/AI Research and Platforms at Zappos Family of Companies

Master of Science (M.Sc.) From Emory University
Male
Seattle, Washington
WORK DETAILS

Zappos Family of Companies

Head of ML/AI Research and Platforms
Lead a cross functional collection of teams at Zappos including- Search/Discovery Platform- Product Catalog Service- Website Analytics- Machine Learning Research- Machine Learning Infrastructure- Machine Learning APIs- TaxonomyThe primary objectives of the organization are- All ML and AI driven solutions at the Zappos Family of Companies- Maintaining a relevant and personalized website search experience- Creating opportunities for discoverability within the browse experience- Maintaining a rich taxonomy that powers discovery and ML- Driving ML and AI driven operational efficiencies company wide- Driving ML and AI driven enhancements to the customer facing experience- Democratizing ML and AI capabilities and making data more easily accessible across the organization.- Building and democratizing forecasting capabilities to be used by finance and inventory management teams.- Ensuring data driven decision making and maintaining a test driven product development environment … see more
January 2019 - Present
(1 year and 9 Months)

Zappos Family of Companies

Lead Data Scientist
Lead both the ML Scientist and ML Engineering teams at Zappos.Design, build and execute on a system that uses big data technologies and machine learning to- ingest realtime dynamic event streams across various sources to power ML products- maintain a collection of ML solutions available for consumption by customer facing stacks.- power a unified personalization experience- expose the entire ML suite over highly scalable Tier 1 APIs- power a robust semantic search experience- solve business critical problems in innovative ways … see more
April 2017 - January 2019
(1 year and 10 Months)

Zappos Family of Companies

Data Scientist
- Architect, design and build production data science platform to support Machine Learning algorithms- Architect, design and build real time data pipelines for high volume and high throughput data in AWS- Find insights in data to help drive business decisions- Design data sets and predictive models to support CRM and loyalty- Build automated monitoring systems for web analytics metrics- Devise new methods to drive SEO through personalization- Build models for clustering and profiling of inventory- Improve and optimise data related technologies and techniques- Provide technical reviews of incoming data science candidates- Design and analyse tests for innovative and new experiences … see more
October 2015 - April 2017
(1 year and 7 Months)

Bumblebee Analytics

Data Scientist and Founding Partner
- Contracted by leading e-commerce business.- Led architecture and design of big data management and analysis platforms- Worked to expose data for static data analysis, data visualisation, and dash boarding- Consumed data sets to build predictive supervised and unsupervised models.- Accepted accountability for all technical contractual obligations of the company … see more
January 2015 - August 2016
(1 year and 8 Months)

Emory University

Research Assistant at the Center for Comprehensive Informatics
- Assisted on and led multiple projects. - Areas of Work: Web development, Predictive Modelling, Clustering, Image Segmentation, API Development.- Tools Utilised: Big Query, Redshift, SQL, HDFS, Spark- Data Sets: Electronic Medical Records, Whole Slide Images, Flowcytometry Data, MRI Images … see more
August 2012 - December 2014
(2 Years and 5 Months)

Zappos Family of Companies

Web Data Analyst Intern
- Static data analysis to support business decisions across departments- Assisted in developing of series of scripts that can be used to pipe data from Oracle to AWS Redshift- Designed an Architecture based in AWS that allows for real time analysis and Machine Learning in an end to end cloud based pipeline. Utilises Kinesis, S3, AWS Datapipelines, Redshift, and EMR … see more
June 2014 - August 2014
(3 Months)

University of West Georgia

Teaching Assistant Computer Science
August 2008 - May 2012
(3 Years and 10 Months)

University of West Georgia

Resident Assistant
This job included looking out for residents, making sure residential hall policies were followed, helping students with personal and academic troubles, planning events and activities for the residents and raising the general standard of living on campus.
August 2011 - April 2012
(9 Months)

University of West Georgia

Research Assistant for the Biology Department
Study of effects of thermal denaturation on Aquaporin 1Ran ELISAs and Wester Blots
August 2008 - November 2011
(3 Years and 4 Months)

University of West Georgia

Biology Workshop Leader
August 2009 - November 2009
(4 Months)

Tanner Health System

Shadowing Student
August 2009 - November 2010
(1 year and 4 Months)
EDUCATIONAL DETAILS

Emory University

Computer Science with a concentration in Computational Life Sciences
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
2012-2014

University of West Georgia

Computer Science with a Minor in Biology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Graduated from the Honors CollegeMagna Cum Laude
2008-2012