Ran is a Senior Data Scientist at Outbrain, mining data and applying machine learning to terabyte sized datasets, to optimize Outbrain's recommendations. Ran has over 20 years of software development, troubleshooting, reverse engineering, data analysis, and data science experience. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business Administration from the Tel-Aviv University, and is a frequent participant in Data Science competitions. Prior to joining Outbrain, Ran was a Big Data Engineer at Amdocs, building predictive analytics solutions for leading telecommunications providers.