Sal Uryasev

Sal Uryasev

Senior Data Werewolf at LinkedIn

San Francisco Bay Area

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Sal Uryasev's Overview

  • Senior Data Scientist, Technical Lead at LinkedIn
  • Master Hacker at Juice Analytics
  • Analyst at ARPC
  • Programmer (part time) at American Optimal Decisions
  • Web Development Intern at Florida Digital Turnpike

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Sal Uryasev's Summary

Data Werewolf interested in building recommendation systems out of data. Experience with Hadoop, MR, Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and associated technologies.

Technical lead on standardization and inferred data projects.

Sal Uryasev's Experience

Senior Data Scientist, Technical Lead


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; LNKD; Internet industry

August 2010Present (4 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay Area

I'm the technical lead, backend engineer and data scientist on Inferred Identity and Company Standardization.
My other fun projects include InMaps (, Skills and Career Explorer.

Mostly, I get to be hands on with implementing new products using awesome data algorithms.

I am also a co-founder of Hogwarts, a framework that is used by engineering and data teams at LinkedIn as a wrapper on top of Hadoop.

In addition, I was a speaker at the Data Innovation Summit, and various meetups and talks.

Master Hacker

Juice Analytics

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2008July 2010 (2 years 7 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Responsible for data, infrastructure development, backend engineering, webdev and data visualization for numerous client projects.

Used Data Visualization, Data Processing, Oauth, Comscore Metrics, Google Analytics, Framework Development, Web Analytics, API Development using Python, Django, Javascript and Actionscript (Flex and Flare).

Developed data processing and data workflows of Google Analytics, Comscore and Omniture datasets for various clients. Designed and developed data visualizations using Javascript and Flare/Flex platforms (e.g. Did webdev using Django and data work for Concentrate, a long tail search analytics/phrase clustering tool ( Contributed v1 of Google Analytics GData Oauth Python API ( Developed pyGTrends, an unofficial open source Google Trends API (



Partnership; 51-200 employees; Management Consulting industry

October 2007January 2008 (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Built task automation platform for improving efficiency of Legal data processing.

Programmer (part time)

American Optimal Decisions

January 2005August 2007 (2 years 8 months) Gainesville, Florida Area

Analyzed material science samples and model data for a Boeing contract using optimization techniques in CPLEX and C++. The project received a Darpa award. After the primary project finished, I assisted as a UNIX jack of all trades.

Web Development Intern

Florida Digital Turnpike

May 2002September 2002 (5 months) Gainesville, Florida Area

During High School, I built client-facing websites in Perl and PHP including shopping carts. I developed a custom templating engine.

Sal Uryasev's Patents

Sal Uryasev's Projects

  • LinkedIn Skills

    • May 2011 to August 2012

    We discovered skills.

  • InMaps

    • October 2010 to Present

    LinkedIn Network Visualization

  • Google Analytics Python OAuth Client v1.0

    • February 2009 to April 2009

    Contributed first python version of the API wrapper for the Google Analytics API

  • Google Trends Python API

    • June 2008 to February 2012

    Screen Scraping API for downloading Google Trends data

Sal Uryasev's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Sal Uryasev's Skills & Expertise

  1. Hadoop
  2. Data Visualization
  3. Ruby
  4. Data Mining
  5. Python
  6. Apache Pig
  7. Machine Learning
  8. Cluster Analysis
  9. Django
  10. Ruby on Rails
  11. Git
  12. JavaScript
  13. Java
  14. Web Analytics
  15. Amazon EC2
  16. Open Source
  17. jQuery
  18. Flex
  19. R
  20. APIs
  21. Vim
  22. Data Werewolf
  23. Web Development
  24. Sinatra
  25. Amazon Mechanical Turk
  26. EC2
  27. Flare
  28. S3
  29. Raphaƫl
  30. European History
  31. Standardization

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