Here’s an overview of my professional experience; scroll down for talks and papers.
|2017–present||Head of Machine Learning Platforms at Pinterest. I founded this team and grew it to 25 engineers and managers. It includes Signals, ML Training, and ML Serving. It’s used by 200 engineers throughout the company for 40+ ML use cases such as Home, Search, Related Pins, Shopping, Ads.|
|2015–2017||Started the Related Pins recommendations team at Pinterest. As tech lead, and later engineering manager, I led the team to improve relevance/personalization using ML ranking and build new product features, growing the surface to 40% of site-wide engagement.|
|2013–2014||Was one of the founding engineers at VisualGraph, a computer vision startup acquired by Pinterest. Formed the Pinterest Visual Search team, where I built foundational infrastructure for analyzing all Pinterest images with ML models.|
|2007–2010||I’ve been exploring machine learning since high school, doing science fair projects in music analysis, speech recognition, and computer vision.|
|2008–2013||High school and college internships with NASA Ames Research Center, Facebook, Google, Palantir, D. E. Shaw & Co.|
|2003–2008||I first started doing freelance contract programming work at age 11 as “DCLsoft.”|
See also my LinkedIn.