Vanja Josifovski is the CTO of Pinterest working on establishing the overall technical strategy as well as leading efforts in the area of machine learning.
In addition he leads the Discovery team that includes the content selection for the Pinterest home feed, search and visual discovery. In the past, Vanja lead the Pinterest Growth team responsible for user and engagement growth.
His background is in machine learning and search and prior to Pinterest he was working on large scale ML and information extraction at Google Research. Further back he was at Yahoo Research and IBM Research. He holds a PhD in the area of large scale database systems.