Dr. Yana Volkovich is a Senior Data Scientist at AppNexus, a technology company whose cloud-based software platform enables and optimizes programmatic online advertising. Before joining AppNexus Yana was a Senior Scientist at Eurecat, one of the largest Technology Centers in Spain. In 2014 she was visiting Cornell Tech NYC as a Marie Curie Tecniospring Research fellow. She received her PhD in Applied Probability from University of Twente (the Netherlands) and her MSc (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from Saint Petersburg State University (Russia). She graduated from Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239, ranked the best high school in Russia.
Yana has been serving as a program committee member in a number of international scientific conferences and workshops (2018: WWW, KDD, RecSys, ic2s2, WAW, AdKdd, LocWeb) and as a reviewer for scientific journals in the fields of Probability, Computer Science, and Computational Social Science. Her publications can be found on Google Scholar.
Yana speaks 5 languages: Russian, English, Spanish, Dutch, and Catalan. She has made a number of book illustrations (e.g. "999 abroad" on Amazon) and her work has been exhibited at the Russian State Museum Photo Biennale in 2016.
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