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Madhusudana Shashanka is a data scientist and machine learning researcher with 10+ years experience across different industries and a variety of application domains. Currently, as the Director of Data Science at Charles Schwab, he leads data science and machine learning applications in the financial services domain. Most recently, he led machine learning at Niara, an enterprise security startup where he developed the core module for user behavior analytics. He arrived at Niara via the acquisition of PetaSecure where he was a co-founder and the Chief Scientist. Prior to these stints at bay area startups which also included a short time at the social discovery platform Tagged, he worked in the corporate innovation arms of United Technologies and Mars. At United Technologies Research Center, he led several projects and developed decision support solutions for applications in fault detection, diagnostics and prognostics of complex systems such as jet engines, helicopters, elevators and HVAC systems. At Mars, he applied machine learning and mathematical models to solve problems in the areas of advertising, marketing and retail data mining. He began his industry career as an intern at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs where he developed privacy-preserving machine learning algorithms and probabilistic methods for audio source separation. Dr. Shashanka has a PhD in computational neuroscience from Boston University and a bachelors degree in computer science from BITS Pilani, India. He is a senior member of the IEEE and served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He holds multiple US patents and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed publications in leading conferences and journals.