Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan is a scientist at Yahoo! Labs Bangalore. His primary research interests lie in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, spanning areas such as reinforcement learning, agents and multiagent systems, humanoid robotics, multi-armed bandits, and on-line advertising. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin (2011), and his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2004). He has extensively used robot soccer as a test domain for his research, and has actively contributed to initiatives such as RoboCup and the Reinforcement Learning competitions.
Yahoo gifted Georgia Tech 200 servers through our Y-STAR program (Yahoo Servers To Academic Researchers).
The Personalization Sciences team at Yahoo Labs received the Best Paper Award RecSys2014 for "Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time for Personalization."
This talk covers the value of tags for lookup and exploratory search while looking at the problem from a network theoretic and interface perspective.
Nikolaos Laoutaris presents "Crowd-assisted Search for Price Discrimination in E-Commerce: First results"
Dr. Nikolaos Laoutaris will review initial results from a measurement study aiming to identify signs of discriminatory practices in e-commerce.