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Yashar Mehdad

Data Science Manager
Airbnb

Yashar started exploring Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) since 2004, and is currently leading a data science team at Airbnb which primarily focuses on ML data products. Previously, Yashar experiences include leading Yahoo’s engineering science team to work on content understanding, personalization and ranking for Yahoos’ publisher products, such as Yahoo homepage, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports. Prior to Yahoo, he worked in different places around the world as tech lead, software engineer, data scientist, research scientist and lecturer. With multiple academic and industrial awards, Yashar has published over 40 refereed articles and filed more than 10 patents in ML and NLP over the years, whilst also serving as a chair, co-organizer, program committee and reviewer in various top tier academic workshops, conferences and journals.

Yashar Mehdad