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Chief Scientist, AI, eBay
With over thirty years of experience in search, deep learning, machine learning and AI technologies, Jan Pedersen leads eBay’s AI strategy – including computer vision, natural language understanding and machine learning – aiming to deliver highly personalized and immersive shopping experiences across the platform. His role includes setting the agenda for AI R&D investments and overseeing a team of research, data and applied scientists to advance eBay’s leadership in AI-enabled commerce. Previously, Jan was Vice President of Data Science at Twitter, where he led the company’s investment in machine learning infrastructure and data analytics. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade at Microsoft in various search-related leadership roles, and held Chief Scientist roles at AltaVista, Yahoo and A9. With numerous patents to his name, Jan holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University.