Speaker "Shuang Yang" Details Back



Predictive analytics at Twitter


Twitter has become a global town hall where people from all over the world come to the platform to communicate or discover all sorts of information in real-time. As the volume of user-generated contents soars, it has become a challenge to build machine learning infrastructures to discover knowledge from Twitter data in real time and provide predictive services to effectively facilitate content creation, discovery and consumption. In this talk, I will briefly introduce the machine learning infrastructure we have built inside Twitter and various of predictive applications we have deployed based on it.


Dr. Yang is a Senior Data Scientist at Twitter, where he leads the research on machine learning infrastructure and social targeting. Prior to Twitter, he worked on machine learning and predictive analytics at Microsoft Research and Yahoo! Labs. He earned his Ph.D in Machine Learning and Information Retrieval from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. He has published actively at leading machine learning conferences and journals. He is the recipient of the ACM SIGIR 2011 Best Student Paper award, the UAI 2010 Best Student Paper award (nominated) and the PAKDD 2008 Best Student Paper award.