Dr Vadim Kutsyy is Distinguished Architect, Data Science at PayPal. Prior to that Vadim led Data Strategy and Stewardship at PayPal. Prior to the PayPal/eBay split Vadim served as Head of Inc Data Labs for Ebay Inc. Vadim was responsible for creating predictive models based on eBay Inc. data to create new disruptive innovations for eBay merchants. These models include but are not limited to industry insights, customer analytics and real-time personalization. Prior to joining Inc Data Labs, Vadim was a Principal Scientist at eBay Inc. group that created a real time event driven analytical solution based on the network relationship of the users across eBay Inc. This system is currently hosting networks with billions of nodes and computes tens of millions of scores per day and is used across eBay Inc. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Vadim created and implemented a self-learning Bayesian Network based model for real-time fraud prevention at Guardian Analytics. Prior to that, Vadim held a variety of roles at Cytokinetis, General Motors, Bell Labs and SPSS among others. Vadim has a PhD in Statistics and MS in Engineering from the University of Michigan Arbor, an MS in Statistics from the University of Chicago and a BS in Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics from University of Wisconsin Madison.
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