I joined Dstillery (former Media6Degrees) as Chief Scientist in February 2010. In this role, I design, develop, analyze and optimize the machine learning systems to find prospective customers for brands and target them with display ads online. Prior 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 graduated with a PhD in Information Systems from NYU and an MA in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. You can run into me at academic and industry events or at some of my teaching engagements at NYU, MIT, Wharton or Columbia. I am currently acting as general chair for KDD 2014, the oldest conference in Data Mining drawing 1200 participants from academia, government and industry. This years special theme is "Data Mining for the Social Good".