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Sardar Afra

Manager of Data Science , American Family Insurance

Sardar is a business-minded data scientist with broad spectrum of domain expertise and proven track record of delivering valuable insights and action-oriented solutions to challenging business problems via machine learning and advanced data-driven techniques.

Sardar is now a Manager of Data Science at American Family Insurance with more than ten years of experience in leading-edge Statistical Machine Learning, Big Data Queries and Interpretation, Predictive Modeling, Data-Driven Personalization, Deep Learning, Business Intelligence (BI), and Agile Management focusing on applications of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance, Retailing, Health Care, and Energy industries.

 Prior to joining American Family Insurance, Sardar was a senior data scientist at Sears Holdings and Lynntech inc., working on exciting retail and computer vision projects and government agencies as direct client. His PhD work determined the applications of machine learning and model order reduction in subsurface modeling (reservoir simulation) and data assimilation (history matching and uncertainty quantification).