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Continuing Education and Your Future

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March 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Food will be served.


5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration / Networking

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Info Session:  Application of Machine Learning in Search by Ricardo Baeza-Yates

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Q&A / Closing

Our Program Director, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, will be leading an exciting short talk on the Application of Machine Learning in Search.

We will review how machine learning is used in modern web search engine by looking at all its subsystems. In order of importance, the impact of Machine Learning starts in knowing how to rank but it also can be used as a prediction tool to improve answer caching, query processing and intent prediction; as well as to improve the user experience though query auto-completion and spelling correction.

About Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo is currently the CTO of NTENT, a search technology company based in Carlsbad, California. Prior to this, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California. Between 2008 and 2012 he also supervised Yahoo Labs Haifa and between 2012 and 2014 Yahoo Labs London. He was also the director of the Center for Web Research at the Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the University of Chile; and ICREA Professor and founder of the Web Research Group at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He maintains ties with both mentioned universities as a part-time professor.

Ricardo’s research interests include algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web search and data mining, and data science and visualization. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow. Ricardo is the instructor for Northeastern’s Introduction to Search course in Silicon Valley.

Education: PhD in Computer Science, University of Waterloo
MS in Engineering, Universidad de Chile
MS in Computer Science, Universidad de Chile
BS in Electronic Engineering, Universidad de Chile
BS in Computer Science, Universidad de Chile

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