Leonid Zhukov, Ph.D. is leading Data Science team at Ancestry.com focused on application of large-scale machine learning to business analytics and new Ancestry's products. He has extensive experience in information retrieval, data mining and visualization. He has previously done academic research at Caltech and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah and worked on web search and computational advertising at Yahoo Research. He also co-founded and served as a CTO at information security startup Trafica.
A company’s data set is a unique asset and it is very advantageous for companies to know what one of its most valuable assets looks like to make product and business decisions. That is where data scientists come in: we like to study data. At Ancestry.com, we have a large and unique set of data, which… Read more
A couple of months ago I presented at the Big Data Innovation Summit in San Francisco along with Scott Sorensen, CTO at Ancestry.com . There we got a chance to talk about some of the ways Ancestry.com is handling big data. In the Data Science team we spend a lot of time working with raw data.… Read more