Verizon Labs Big Data and AI Platform
In 2014, Verizon chose Palo Alto as the major location for their analytics team and research labs. Under the leadership of Chief Data Scientist Ashok Srivastava, Verizon Labs used large-scale machine learning to improve Verizon's systems and construct products for areas such as education, healthcare and the Internet of Things.
The Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (BDAI) team's success paved the way for a variety of prototypes and the need for more front-end engineers. I joined Verizon Labs in 2016 and we became a team of 10. During my first month, I developed the initial front-end for a prototype that ultimately became our most successful product, one we called Palomar. A year later, I was the principal front-end asset on a team tasked with implementing customizations to Palomar for a 47-million dollar deal with América Móvil.
Palomar Platform Capabilities
- Enterprise specific data and algorithm pipelines with batch and streaming services
- Powerful suite of APls to build custom solutions
- Rich geo-spatial, temporal and comparative visualizations
- Enterprise grade Al and ML at scale for advertising, marketing, loT and other markets
- Multi-tenancy and high availability
- Prebuilt ad network integration
Palomar enables customers to:
- Get actionable insights into customers with data-driven analytics.
- Uncover hidden opportunities with automated analysis and segmentation.
- Develop strategies based on real-time customer behavior and trends.
- Make informed decisions to improve customer engagement and experience.
Verizon transferred my group to the Yahoo! campus after acquisition. We moved to what was left of the Yahoo! campus. (I still remember an entire floor of chairs, a seemingly accidental historical collection of items from every stage of the company's history.) In 2019, Verizon decided they didn't like the name their marketers had chosen, and rebranded Oath to Verizon Media.
Big data analytics platform for ad segment generation with $47M in revenue.
Senior Product Engineer
C. Ming Yang
Senior Project Manager
Audrey is a key member of the AMX Front End team. She's not only knowledgeable but also responsive in completing her tasks and bugs timely. She also took the initiative and introduced ESLint to the team to improve code quality. Most important of all, Audrey understands the criticality of her role and deliverables to the bigger picture of the total project deployment.
C. Ming Yang
Technical Manager, Software Development
Audrey is a key member of Front End engineering team and she is leading efforts in Front end development for AMX product. Audrey takes initiatives in learning new technologies, improving code base and also sharing it with other front end team members whenever she gets chance. She promotes learning culture in the team. She is enthusiastic, passionate about her work and delivers her work on time.
Sr. Technical Manager, Software Development for Big Data Analytics
Audrey was quickly pulled into the Palomar project activities and was expected to contribute to the project very quickly. She picked up the platform in a few days and started contributing almost immediately. She even worked hard during weeknights and weekends to complete some urgent tasks without being told to do so. She was performing while learning and I forgot that she had only been here for less than 2 months.
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