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.
Research scientists present a novel framework that recommends new social connections with explanations as to whether the link is topical or social.
In new research, our scientists designed algorithms that automatically map out the most beautiful, quiet, and happy routes between two city points.
Kumar discusses the need for advanced visual interfaces to enable end-users to discover knowledge hidden in multi-dimensional geospatial databases.
Changtao Zhong presents "Social Bootstrapping: How Pinterest and Last.fm Social Communities Benefit by Borrowing Links from Facebook"
The talk focuses on friend-finder tools that help users copy friends from Facebook and examines how it enhances the social experience of new websites.