Hi folks!

I’m Pelayo Arbués, currently based in Gijón and Madrid, Spain, and I’m the Head of Data Science at idealista, the leading real estate online marketplace in Southern Europe. With 8 years of experience in the industry, I am known for being able to effectively incorporate advanced analytics in products and for increasing awareness of the practical application of data science.

    title My career timeline
    section Academia
	    2007 : Researcher
	    2010 : Ph.D. thesis
	    2013 : Researcher
	section Private Sector
    2015 : 1st solo Data Scientist at Weplan
    2016 : DS Consultant at BBVA Next
    2018 : Lead Data Scientist at idealista/data
    2020 : Head of Data Science at idealista

My academic background is in Economics, with a Ph.D. in Transport Economics and Regional Science. I worked as a researcher in academia for 7 years and held past positions as a Senior Data Scientist at BBVA Next and Lead Data Scientist at Weplan.

I’m passionate about problem-solving and love being a manager because it allows me to tackle various challenges related to strategy, processes, and people. My proudest achievements include developing a recommender system with a small team at a large retail company and raising a high-performance team at idealista.

My biggest dream is to apply my skills and experience to help address human challenges, and I aspire to be known for leading a team that works with high ethics and can deliver outstanding solutions.

Outside of work, my hobbies include taking analog photos, reading, and spending quality time with my family. I love learning about creative processes, management, and philosophy. You can learn more about my current priorities.

Want to talk or need help with something? You can check my availability at Office hours.

Stuff I do

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