Yandong Liu joined Yahoo Labs in early 2013 working in Search Sciences. Prior to Yahoo he briefly worked as a scientist on computational advertising in a Palo Alto startup. Before that he was studying computer science at Carnegie Mellon University specializing in data mining, machine learning and their application in event detection, question answering, etc. He is particularly interested in leveraging machine learning to build real systems that are potentially useful to end users.
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.