Tim Jurka is Director of Machine Learning at LinkedIn, leading the AI team that builds the LinkedIn Feed. Prior to LinkedIn, Tim worked at Pulse as the lead machine learning engineer. Previously, he spent 2 years as a Ph.D. student in Political Science at UC Davis with emphases in applied statistics and computer science and 5 years as a researcher, using machine learning, natural language processing, and network analysis to make sense of large-scale data sets in political communication (e.g. news, tweets, politician websites, etc.).