Carolina Barcenas

CAROLINA BARCENAS is vice president of data science and AI for data products at Visa. She is responsible for exploring and developing advanced ways for leveraging data to create business value for Visa through artificial intelligence techniques.  She is also Visa Austin’s co-leader of Women in Technology as well as the organizing force behind a community college intern program that focuses on non-traditional, diverse candidates. Barcenas has worked both in industry and academia and has over twenty years of experience designing predictive analytical solutions for financial services institutions. Prior to joining Visa, she spent seven years at PayPal developing analytical risk management models for small and medium e-commerce sellers. In this endeavor, she collaborated with teams across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Her expertise is in deep data mining techniques, such as webscraping. Barcenas earned a PhD in applied statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar. @visa

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