Francesca Lazzeri

Francesca Lazzeri

Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Cloud AI, Microsoft

Francesca Lazzeri, PhD is a Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Microsoft on the Cloud Advocacy team and expert in big data technology innovations and the applications of machine learning-based solutions to real-world problems. Her research has spanned the areas of machine learning, statistical modeling, time series econometrics and forecasting, and a range of industries – energy, oil and gas, retail, aerospace, healthcare, and professional services.

Before joining Microsoft, she was Research Fellow in Business Economics at Harvard Business School, where she performed statistical and econometric analysis within the Technology and Operations Management Unit. At Harvard, she worked on multiple patent, publication and social network data-driven projects to investigate and measure the impact of external knowledge networks on companies’ competitiveness and innovation.

Francesca periodically teaches applied analytics and machine learning classes at universities and research institutions around the world. She is Data Science mentor for PhD and Postdoc students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and speaker at academic and industry conferences – where she shares her knowledge and passion for AI, machine learning, and coding.