Claudia Perlich currently acts as Chief Scientist at Dstillery (previously m6d) and in this role designs, develops, analyzes and optimizes the machine learning that drives digital advertising.
An active industry speaker and frequent contributor to academic and industry publications, Claudia was recently named winner of the Advertising Research Foundation’s (ARF) Grand Innovation Award, was selected as member of the Crain’s NY annual 40 Under 40 list, WIRED’s Smart List, and FastCompany’s 100 Most Creative People. She has published over 50 scientific articles, and holds multiple patents in machine learning. She has won many data mining competitions and best paper awards at KDD and is acting as General Chair for KDD 2014. Prior to joining m6d in February 2010, Claudia worked in the Predictive Modeling Group at IBM’s Watson Research Center, concentrating on data analytics and machine learning for complex real-world domains and applications. Claudia has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU and an MA in Computer Science from Colorado University. She continues to teach in the NYU Stern MBA program.