Carolina Barcenas, SVP and Head of Research
Carolina Barcenas is Senior Vice President of Research at Visa. She leads an organization that is driving innovation in artificial intelligence, security, and the future of payments with a focus on both fundamental research and applied science. In this role, she collaborates closely with Visa’s product and business teams to create new capabilities that harness the latest research breakthroughs.
She has worked in industry and academia and has more than 20 years of experience designing predictive analytical solutions in fintech. Prior to joining Visa, Ms. Barcenas spent 7 years at PayPal where she was responsible for risk management for small and medium-sized e-commerce sellers.
Her expertise is in deep data mining techniques. Ms. Barcenas holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar.