Shaohua Zhang [Workshop Instructor]
Shaohua Zhang is a practitioner and thought leader in applied data science and big data technologies. He has over 11 years of experience in applied data science and has built a strong reputation for constructing high-performance data scientist teams in the past. Shaohua is currently the co-founder and CEO of WeCloudData, Canada’s leading Data Science Education Accelerator, where he works on bringing more Data Science and AI talents to the Canadian job market. Prior to co-founding WeCloudData, Shaohua worked as a senior data scientist at Kik Interactive and also helped build a high-performance data science team at BlackBerry that focused on building innovative data science solutions for marketing, CRM, and product teams. He is specialized in user interest graph modeling, targeted advertising, scalable location intelligence, and large-scale recommendation engines for mobile personalization.