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 Labs researchers explain how science powers the personalized content recommendations and native advertising experience in Yahoo Recommends.
Yahoo Labs researchers explain how various computer science disciplines are used to surface the Flickr photos used in the Yahoo Weather app.
Dr. Steven Skiena will discuss his computational social science methodology for ranking historical figures, with assessment results and applications.
In this talk, Doctor Timos Sellis examines big data processing techniques over frequently updated locations and trajectories of moving objects.