Senior Data Scientist
Tian Ding is a Senior Data Scientist at Blizzard Entertainment, a premier game developer responsible for online games such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft, and more. Working closely with the game design and business leadership teams at Blizzard, Tian helps to drive research and development of state-of-the-art machine learning for Hearthstone, as well as working to create mathematical modeling solutions to understand the game design, system performance and key business behaviours. His work further includes the establishment of scalable, automated processes for large-scale data extraction and model development, validation, and implementation. Outside of design, Tian performs analysis and extraction of key insights and patterns from the company’s rich collections of gameplay and operational data. Prior to Blizzard entertainment, his past work includes meta-game analysis, game mode balance, player life-time value prediction, matchmaking and player behaviour analysis.