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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Dave Holtz

Dave Holtz
Data Scientist, Airbnb

Dave Holtz is a data scientist at Airbnb focusing on online reputation and pricing. Previously, he worked as a data science engineer at Yub (acquired by and as a data scientist and Product Manager at TrialPay. He is the instructor for Udacity’s Introduction to Data Science course.

Dave holds an MA in Physics from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Theater from Princeton. In addition to data science, Dave is passionate about cosmology, smart cities, music, theater, and improv comedy.


2:40pm–3:00pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Business & Industry
Location: LL20 BC
Dave Holtz (Airbnb)
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In a 2013 New York Times column, Thomas Friedman claimed that “Airbnb’s real innovation is not online rentals. It’s ‘trust’.” This session will discuss recent experiments conducted at Airbnb to improve the frequency and honesty of reviews, and the methods used to evaluate changes in the quality of subsequent reviews and the impact of these changes on other key business metrics. Read more.