Katherine Zhao is a Data Scientist at Microsoft. She develops end-to-end machine learning solutions for various use cases in cloud computing and distributed platform, e.g. Azure, Hadoop, Spark, and etc. She also focuses on delivering actionable and scalable advanced analytics to discover business insights using Cortana Intelligence Suite. Katherine obtained her Master’s degree in Analytics from University of San Francisco in 2014 and interned at SurkeyMonkey during her study. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Data Analyst at GE Digital, mainly focusing on solving machine learning problems in manufacturing domain. Katherine has board interests in machine learning, deep learning and data mining, and she is passionate about harnessing the power of big data to answer interesting questions and drive business decisions.