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Olivia Zhu

Biography

Building tech solutions to solve business problems with machine learning.

Olivia Zhu (she/her) is a tech leader focused on developing machine learning solutions to solve business problems. Throughout her career, Olivia has overseen 10+ launches of AI products into production. She has worked in a range of disciplines, holding roles as a software engineer, data scientist, and program/product manager.

Prior to joining PIF, Olivia was a software development manager at Amazon, where she led the launch of AI-centric tech products across problem spaces ranging from search ranking to vendor negotiations to pricing products on Amazon.com. Olivia managed a cross-functional team of machine learning scientists, software engineers, and program managers. She specialized in driving products end-to-end, from product strategy to technical execution to launch.

Previously, Olivia worked as a research engineer and product manager at Microsoft Research in the Deep Learning Technology Center. At Microsoft Research, she developed novel machine learning solutions to augment decision-making in Microsoft enterprise sales. Olivia also worked as a software engineer at Pinterest and Google.

Olivia is originally from the Bay Area, California. She graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Biophysics and a minor in Computer Science; at Duke, she did research at the Mooney Lab of Neurobiology. Olivia currently lives in Seattle, Washington.