Ali Vanderveld

Director of Data Science, ShopRunner

Ali Vanderveld is the Director of Data Science at ShopRunner, where her team leverages data from a network of over 100 retailers to build products for their 6 million members. Prior to ShopRunner, she was Staff Data Scientist at Civis Analytics, a consulting and software startup that helps companies, nonprofits, and political organizations better utilize their data. She has also worked at Groupon and as a technical mentor for the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship. Ali has a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from Cornell University and got her start working as an academic researcher at Caltech, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Chicago, working on the development teams for several space telescope missions, including ESA’s Euclid.



Women in Unified Data Analytics Panel DiscussionSummit 2020

Please join us virtually for a Women in Unified Data Analytics Panel Discussion at Spark + AI Summit and hear from female leaders from ShopRunner, Comcast and Toyota Research Institute for a panel discussion. Following the discussion, there will be an interactive Q&A session with the speakers. Come hear how these leaders in data + AI unite and grow their teams of data scientists, analysts and engineers to drive change in their respective industries. The session will be moderated by Caryl Yuhas, Sr. Field Engineering Manager at Databricks.

Ali Vanderveld, Director of Data Science, ShopRunner

Franziska Bell, Ph.D., Senior Director, Machine Assisted Cognition and Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery at the Toyota Research Institute

Rama Assaf-Smith, Director, Eng. Ops, Analytics at Comcast