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QCon Plus May 2022 Committee Member

Francesca Lazzeri

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Principal Data Scientist Manager @Microsoft

Francesca Lazzeri, PhD is an experienced scientist and machine learning practitioner with over 12 years of both academic and industry experience. She is author of the book “Machine Learning for Time Series Forecasting with Python” (Wiley) and many other publications, including technology journals and conferences.

Francesca is Adjunct Professor of AI and machine learning at Columbia University and Principal Data ScientistManager at Microsoft, where she leads a team of data scientists focusing on data science and machine learning applications for customer retention, economics, finance, experimentation and fraud/payments use cases.

Before joining Microsoft, she was a research fellow at Harvard University in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. She is also on the advisory board of Women in Data Science (WiDS) and AI-CUBE (, machine learning mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and active member of the AI community. You can find her on Twitter: @frlazzeri

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