Ranjan Sinha is head of data science engineering & technology at eBay Inc., where he leads projects on customer analytics and personalization. He is a seasoned scientist, engineer, and technology innovator with a strong track record of accomplishments with over 10 years of experience leading innovative projects in industry and academia. Earlier, as lead data scientist at eBay, he led multiple business impacting projects across several domains, including recommendations and personalization, that have significantly enhanced consumers’ shopping experiences. He has also contributed to domains such as infrastructure availability, security, and identity linking.
Prior to joining eBay in 2010, Ranjan was a research scientist/academic at the University of Melbourne and holds a PhD in computer science from RMIT University, Australia. He has published over 30 refereed works, including in top-tier venues such as ACM SIGMOD, Bioinformatics Journal, IEEE Big Data, and VLDB journal. Ranjan won the sort benchmark medals for both JouleSort and PennySort and was amongst Wall Street Journal’s top-12 Asia-Pacific young inventors. He frequently speaks on data sciences, personalization, and big data technologies and has been an invited speaker at several venues including Google, Bell Labs, Innovation Summits, and Big Data conferences. He was a panelist at the 2015 IEEE Big Data conference, interviewed by KDnuggets, presented a tutorial on "E-commerce Personalization at Scale" at the 2014 ACM CIKM conference, and is a co-organizer of the popular Bay Area Search Meetup consisting of over 2,000 members.
Ranjan’s current interests include scaling data science solutions, engineering practices in data science pipelines, developing real-time predictive analytic solutions, and in the application of semantic relationships in large text corpus.