Tom Croonenborghs, Data Scientist (Product)
Before joining Wayfair, Tom spent many years in academia. He has always been fascinated by data-driven solutions; after obtaining his PhD, he became an Assistant Professor at KU Leuven in Belgium and co-founded the research group AdvISe, where he used machine learning to develop smart solutions for the home healthcare sector. In 2015, he came to Boston as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. During this time he became interested in Computational Biology and Cancer Research, so he decided to combine jobs on two different continents. In 2017, he returned to the core scope of his PhD (Reinforcement Learning), where he now focuses on using reinforcement learning to optimize performance from customer interactions. Outside of work, at top of his list of hobbies is golf, playing board games, hanging out with friends, and watching TV shows, especially with his wife.