- TitleHead of data science
At the heart of professional networking site LinkedIn is a lot of data. Ya Xu’s role is to create strategies for managing and using all of that information so that users receive relevant job recommendations and hiring updates. As head of data science, Xu and her team try to keep LinkedIn on the cutting edge while ensuring that its A.I. systems avoid providing biased results while maintaining user privacy. Xu is also the colead of LinkedIn’s internal Women in Technology group.