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Event: Analyzing Data at Google, A Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 5:45pm Registration, 6:00pm Program Begins, 7:30pm Reception
Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street (at Madison Avenue)
New York, NY

The International Association of Financial Engineers presents

Analyzing Data at Google
A Panel Discussion

Panel Topics:

• Google's Data Infrastructure and Statistical Applications of The Data
• Large Scale Experiments
• Bayesian Methods
• Casual Models



Tony Fagan, Director of Research, Google
Tony Fagan is Director of Research at Google. He's responsible for a team of quantitative analysts and software engineers who mostly focus on improving Google's ads business. Prior to Google, he was an Engineering Manager at eBay and Co-Founder of NextAction (now Datalogix). He has a BS in Engineering and MS degrees in Statistics and Engineering.

Jim Koehler, Senior Statistician - Quantitative Marketing Team, Google
Jim Koehler is a Senior Statistician on the Quantitative Marketing Team at Google. His work focuses on statistical models for Google's ads business. He received a double AB in Statistics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 1990. Prior to Google he was a tenured Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Colorado and has over fifteen years of industry experience in marketing, environmental engineering, telecommunications, statistical genetics and chemometrics.


Eran Fishler, Chief Operating Officer, Pragm
Eran Fishler joined Pragma in August of 2007. He leads the research and technology teams in the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as in developing new offerings to suit the current and future needs of traders. Previously, Eran worked at Hite Capital Management, where he developed an innovative research and trading platform for equity strategies and managed a long-short, market neutral, quantitative equity strategy. Eran holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Israel's Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Courant Institute for Advanced Mathematics (NYU) and at Columbia University. Eran is an expert in the field of parameter estimation and detection theory and has published over 40 technical papers in the area of statistical signal processing.

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