Yael Garten is Director of AI/ML Data Science & Data Engineering at Apple where she leads an organization of engineers, data scientists, data visualization experts, and product managers. Her team partners with Apple’s hardware, software and services teams to measure, understand, and optimize the user experience across Apple products and services, creating powerful data-informed machine learning based product experiences. Yael is a technology business leader with 20 years of experience in data science, machine learning, consumer product strategy, natural language processing and biomedical informatics. She serves on the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co.
Previously, Yael was Director of Data Science at LinkedIn. Prior to that she was a research scientist at Stanford University; her research focused on information extraction and semantic understanding of pharmacogenomic text, to enable clinicians to make better decisions. She champions data culture & data quality with a focus on privacy & ethics, and has developed organizational best practices and tools to democratize data within companies. Yael has a Biomedical Informatics PhD from Stanford University School of Medicine, an MSc from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and a BSc in Computational Biology from Bar Ilan University. She lives in California with her husband and 3 children.