eBay’s Chief Scientist in Israel Kira Radinsky Steps Down
Radinsky left eBay to join Tel Aviv-based medtech startup Diagnostic Robotics
Online marketplace eBay’s chief scientist in Israel and director of data science Kira Radinsky has stepped down after a three-year tenure, Radinsky announced in a Facebook post Tuesday. Radinsky has joined Tel Aviv-based Diagnostic Robotics Ltd. as its chief technology officer and chairwoman. Founded in 2017, Diagnostic Robotics develops an artificial intelligence-based prediction system for the healthcare industry, and remains in stealth mode.
Radinsky graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Israeli research university the Technion Israel Institute of Technology at the age of 17. Radinsky started working at eBay when the company acquired the predictive marketing startup she co-founded, SalesPredict Ltd., in 2016. She first made global headlines after developing an algorithm that analyses news and social media to predict potential disasters, succeeding in predicting Cuba’s first cholera episode in 50 years.
Kira Radinsky. Photo: Amit Sha'al