Khalifeh AlJadda holds Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Georgia (UGA), with a specialization in machine learning. He has experience implementing large scale, distributed machine learning algorithms to solve challenging problems in domains ranging from Bioinformatics to search and recommendation engines. He is the lead data scientist on the search data science team at CareerBuilder. He leads the data science projects to improve search relevancy and build a new recommendation engine leveraging AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data frameworks. He is also the founder and chairman of the Southern Data Science Conference (www.southerndatascience.com) which is the first data science conference in Atlanta that hosts prominent speakers to promote data science in the Southern community.