Yan So, Data Scientist at Croquis Inc.
Seoul, South Korea
Hero since 2020
Yan So is a senior data scientist with experience in applying big data machine learning to solve complex business challenges. He currently leads the Data team at Croquis Inc. and is in charge of improving personalized experiences and the recommendation system on AWS for their customers. He began his career as a software engineer with LG Electronics for 5 years, changing his career after getting a masters of data science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
He is a co-founder of the Data Science Group within the AWS Korea User Group (AWSKRUG) and has hosted over 30 meetups and AI/ML hands-on labs since 2017. He regularly speaks about interesting topics such as Amazon SageMaker GroundTruth at AWS Community Day, Zigzag’s Data Analytics Platform at AWS Summit Seoul, and a recommendation engine on Amazon Personalize at AWS Retail & CPG Day 2019. As a ML practitioner, he is interested in not only taking challenges to define and solve ML problems, but also exploring AWS AI/ML services to use in production workloads such as Amazon Sagemaker Studio.
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