Friday, June 26, 2015

Recommender Systems Workshops - Looking for Speakers!

Only a week left for submitting an abstract proposal for the
3rd Large Scale Recommender Systems Workshop and the
2nd TV Recommendation Workshop
which are part of ACM Recsys 2015 Conference. both workshops will take place mid Sept in Vienna.
Ping me if you like to submit an abstract!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Beautiful LDA Visualization

We got a beautiful LDA visualization contribution, a package called pyLDAvis.  The package is created by Ben Mabey, one of the loyal & veteran GraphLab users. Here is the link to the detailed example. Everything is interactive!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

AirBNB releases Aerosolve

I got this from my friend & colleague Micky Fire: AirBNB is releasing an open source ML package called Aerosolve. The package has emphasis on geographical support. Here is an example KD-Tree model of SF:

Friday, June 5, 2015

New Kaggle Competition: Cross Device Detection

Kaggle just announced a new competition, for identifying users who surf the web from multiple devices. The competition is sponsored by Drawbridge.

Interestingly our customer Crosswise is doing exactly that. Here is a video of Amit Moran's talk from our latest annual conference. Another company in the same domain is Tapad.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

PowerLyra framework just got best paper award at Eurosys

Just got a note from Rong Chen from SJTU: PowerLyra, a PowerGraph extension for handling partitioning better in some cases, just get the best paper award at Eurosys. Nice work Rong!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mediego - another personalization startup by a famous professor

Following the recent trend of well known professors that open a startup, I found out today about Mediego, a startup by Anne-Marie Kermarrec, a senior researcher at INRIA, France. Her most well known work relates to publish substribe and multicast networking.

It seems that Mediego is yet another personalized recommendation startup. Here is a short video: