Speaker "Dr. Anjan Goswami" Details Back



Discovery in Commerce Search


Ranking in commerce search has several unique challenges. One of the specific challenges for a commerce search engine is maintaining a discovery mechanism that does not hurt its revenue, sales, or the customer experience significantly. In this talk, I will discuss a few practical and theoretically sound algorithms for discovery in a commerce search engine that can be nicely incorporated into an existing learning to rank (LTR) framework.


Anjan currently heads the development of a question and answering engine for Salesforce. He was formerly the Head of Search Science and Engineering at WalmartLabs and head of data science at Elance (now Upwork). He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of California, Davis and his research area is machine learning. He also runs a consulting company and has in the past advised e-commerce firms for improving their search and recommendation functionalities, and data science strategies and helped them improve their customer experience and revenue.