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Benjamin Arai

Principal Data Science Manager


I manage the Program Management and Data Science teams for the Experimentation Platform (ExP) team at Microsoft. The charter of the teams is to “Accelerate innovation through trustworthy analysis and experimentation”. My team is a center of excellence for experimentation. We are responsible for partnering with a variety of teams across Microsoft (e.g., Xbox, Office, Azure, Edge Browser, Teams, Visual Studio, Bing), building and delivering a scalable A/B experimentation platform, developing analysis tools, and research.

Some of the key areas that we focus include: prototype / developing data tools for exploratory and deep-dive analysis, on-boarding partners to the ExP experimentation platform, and performing deep-dive analysis (e.g., understanding data quality issues, identify business opportunities).

I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.