Elena leads a team of data scientists responsible for Airbnb user’s online and offline travel experience. Her team partners with the product team to understand and optimize all parts of the product, using experimentation and machine learning in a wide variety of contexts. Examples include testing the impact of different search ranking strategies on the likelihood of finding a desired listing, identity verification on incident rates, and professional photography services on booking rates. Prior to Airbnb, Elena was a doctoral candidate in the Economics of Education program at the Stanford University School of Education.
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