Sean Downes, Senior Data Scientist at Expedia

Sean Downes

Senior Data Scientist, Expedia

Grown in Hawai`i, Sean trained in mathematical physics at Texas A&M University with an emphasis on supergravity and string phenomenology. He jumped to industry with Expedia in 2015, where he is now a Senior Data Scientist. He presently works on assorted problems, particularly in auctions, marketplace design and Learning to Rank.


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