Pinterest PhD Talk [Virtual]

Pinterest PhD Talk

Title: Speaker: Sean
Date: October 20
Time: 5:00pm
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Sean originally started his career as a researcher, resolute on curing cancer and neurodegenerative disease. He grew his data science skills by working with international renowned scientists in the proteomics and pharmacogenetics space. Inspired by the advances in Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley, his curiosity led him into big tech to grow his machine learning ability and challenge assumptions in the field. Nowadays, Sean works as a Machine Learning Engineer at Pinterest, focusing on consumer behavior and ads measurement.

Millions of people come to Pinterest to plan big moments in their lives like a Wedding or their dream vacation. While there is some intuition on unique buying behaviors for these ‘Planning Moments’, it is unclear how specific buying behavior manifests for Planners and how we can best align an Advertiser to a Planner. Here, we’ll explore some of these triggering behaviors for planning and then present how we used machine learning to scale a successful targeting product.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm