Joan Xiao is a Lead Machine Learning Scientist at Figure Eight, a human-in-the-loop machine learning and artificial intelligence company. In her role, she leads research innovation and applies novel technologies to a broad range of real word problems. Previously she led the data science team at H5, a data search and analytics service company in e-Discovery industry. Prior to that, she led a Big Data Analytics team at HP. Joan received her Ph.D in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania.