Prior to joining eBay, Uwe was a senior research scientist at Yahoo, and before that was a director of Analytic Science at FICO. He has been a professor of mathematics at universities in both the U.S. and in Germany.
Uwe received his MA and PhD in mathematics from the University of Utah where he was a Fulbright scholar, with an extended research stay at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. He carried out his undergraduate studies with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Germany. Bringing his academic career full circle from computer sciences to mathematics back to computers, Uwe also has co-advised a PhD student in data mining at the University of California, San Diego.
Research interests include parallel and distributed computing, text mining, and more generally data mining and machine learning, applied to recommendations and merchandising, and to demand and supply estimations.