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Make Data Work
September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Bonnie Barrilleaux

Bonnie Barrilleaux
Staff Data Scientist, LinkedIn

Bonnie Barrilleaux is a staff data scientist in analytics at LinkedIn, primarily focused on communities and the content ecosystem. She uses data to guide product strategy, performs experiments to understand the ecosystem, and creates metrics to evaluate product performance. Previously, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in genomics at the University of California, Davis, studying the function of the MYC gene in cancer and stem cells. Bonnie has published peer-reviewed works including 11 journal articles, a book chapter, and a video article and has been awarded multiple grants to create interactive art. She holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Tulane University.


2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1A 06/07 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Ethics and Privacy, Media, Marketing, Advertising, Recommendation Systems
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As LinkedIn encouraged members to join conversations, it found itself in danger of creating a "rich get richer" economy in which a few creators got an increasing share of all feedback. Bonnie Barrilleaux explains why you must regularly reevaluate metrics to avoid perverse incentives—situations where efforts to increase the metric cause unintended negative side effects. Read more.