Timeful Appoints Gloria Lau as Vice President of Data

Leading data scientist from LinkedIn joins Timeful to bolster time management intelligence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Timeful, a technology company innovating in intelligent time management, announced today that Gloria Lau, a prominent data scientist from LinkedIn, will join Timeful to drive data innovation in time management intelligence. Gloria will lead the data science and engineering team in Timeful’s effort to help people make better use of their time through data-driven scheduling suggestions and other behavioral nudges.

“Gloria is a rare individual whose expertise spans across several disciplines including software engineering, data science, and product management”

“Making time for the things that actually matter in life is something we all have trouble with,” said Lau. ”Timeful has developed a unique solution to this age-old problem by combining technology with behavioral science and packaging it into a user-friendly mobile application. I am thrilled at the opportunity to leverage my work in data science to help Timeful make people’s lives better and more productive.”

Gloria has over a decade of experience in data science and research. Most recently, Gloria was the head of the core data science team at LinkedIn, focusing on standardizing user data and building recommendation products to drive relevant content for LinkedIn users. She has an MS and PhD from Stanford, and a BS from UCLA.

“Gloria is a rare individual whose expertise spans across several disciplines including software engineering, data science, and product management,” said Jacob Bank, CEO of Timeful. “As a leading data scientist in Silicon Valley with a deep technical background and proven track record in building out strong and cohesive data science teams, she will take Timeful to the next level as we deliver the industry's most effective solution for time management.”

About Timeful

Timeful is a technology company with a singular focus – helping people make good use of their most precious resource, time. Timeful’s iOS app is the company’s first product and debuted in the App Store in July 2014. The Timeful app helps users place the all-important items that vie for their time in one place, their schedule, and helps optimize that schedule using two technology breakthroughs -- Intention Genome and Intention Rank. Through the collaboration of some of the leading minds in artificial intelligence, big data, behavioral science and product design, Timeful is helping people take back their lives by making time for what really matters. The company, based in Mountain View, CA, is founded by Jacob Bank, Stanford PhD candidate who’s applying data mining, machine learning and optimization algorithms to time management; Yoav Shoham, Stanford AI professor and Silicon Valley veteran whose past companies include TradingDynamics and Katango; and Dan Ariely, New York Times best-selling author and one of the leading experts in human fallibility and short-term thinking. To learn more about Timeful, visit www.timeful.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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