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Pallav Agrawal

Director Data Science
Levi Strauss & Co.
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As the Director of Data Science at Levi's, Pallav builds Human-Centered Machine Learning applications, and spends most of his time basking in the reflected glory of his team's accomplishments. He considers himself an outsider to the field of Data Science and arrived in the Bay area in 2010 to actually become a Structural Engineer. Starting off as a Catastrophe Modeler, predicting Hurricane tracks and assessing Earthquake aftereffects, Pallav found himself enamored with the process of extracting meaningful signals from the noisy world we live in that eventually led him to his current occupation.

Pallav is a part-time Design Thinking coach and has helped non-profits and early-age startups develop clarity on their mission and recognize growth areas. He is an avid follower of Seth Godin, Ken Robinson, and Nicholas Taleb, and is currently looking at ways to explain algorithms through cute, anthropomorphized animals.

Podcast Episodes

Conference Sessions

TWIMLcon  2019
In this talk, we will cover the journey we at Levi's undertook to go from a fully outsourced model to over a dozen internally-built Machine Learning models deployed in production that are ROI positive and that solve real business problems, in about two years, as well as challenges we've faced, key design methodologies and more
TWIMLcon  2019
Traditional enterprises are often burdened by factors that make scaling machine learning more difficult than at startups. Here, we discuss how traditional companies in a variety of industries can overcome these challenges and more successfully deliver data science and machine learning models into production.