Yifan Ethan Xu, PhD

Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon.com Inc.;
Adjunct faculty, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA

Dr. Yifan Ethan Xu is Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon.com Inc. and adjunct faculty at School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He attended Chu KoChen Honors College - Zhejiang University, China for his B.S. in Mathematics before obtaining Ph.D. in Statistics at State University of New York at Binghamton, USA in 2013. His academic research focuses on machine learning methodology developments on high dimensional data, including fast clustering, robust nonnegative matrix factorization and neural networks with applications in the area of medical informatics. He has published twelve peer reviewed journal papers and three open source software packages. In the private sector, Dr. Xu leads development of end-to-end commercial analytical pipelines over billions of data points utilizing modern artificial intelligence frameworks.