Dr. Mayur Datar

Chief Data Scientist, Flipkart

Mayur Datar works as a Chief Data Scientist with Flipkart in Bengaluru. He leads a large team of data scientists and together they are working on building the most advanced e-commerce landscape in India. Prior to joining Flipkart, Mayur worked for Google as a Research Scientist for over 12 years. At Google, Mayur led various projects namely Keyword Suggestion Tool for advertisers, Google Adwords Broad Matching, Google News personalization, Ratings/Reviews infrastructure, Adsense targeting for Social networks and others. He & his teams were credited with working on projects which had a big impact on Google’s bottom-line. Mayur has a doctorate in computer science from Stanford university and obtained his Bachelor of Technology from I.I.T. Bombay. He was awarded the President of India, Gold Medal for the ‘most outstanding student’ of his graduating batch at I.I.T. Bombay. He has several publications which have been presented in renowned conferences like SIGMOD, VLDB, KDD, FOCS, SODA, WWW. He serves on the review committees for most of these conferences. He is known in the industry for his technical leadership, pragmatic result oriented machine learning & systems design and experience in internet consumer related challenges. His research interests include data-mining, algorithms, databases and computer science theory.