Wally Lo Faro is Vice President, Data Science for Mastercard Operations and Technology. He leads a team of data scientists whose responsibilities include architecting data science and analytics environments and applying artificial intelligence and related approaches to extract information from large volumes of data for operational improvement, data quality, and product development. Wally has been with MasterCard for 12 years in a variety of roles.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Wally was a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and Boise State University. He received his PhD in Pure Mathematics in 1998 from the University of Iowa with a specialization in the topology of three-dimensional manifolds. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Missouri in 1990.