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CIKM 2011 Industry: Toward Deep Understanding of User Behavior on the Web

Toward Deep Understanding of User Behavior on the WebVanja Josifovski, Yahoo! ResearchWhere is user understanding going?What is the future of the web? - prevalent – everyone and everything - mutual understandingPersonalized laptopsPersonaliza… → Read More: CIKM 2011 Industry: Toward Deep Understanding of User Behavior on the Web

CIKM 2011 Industry: Model-Driven Research in Social Computing

Model-Driven Research in Social ComputingEd ChiGoogle Social Stats250k words per minute on blogger, 360 million words per day100M+ people take a social action on YouTubeGoogle+ Stats40 million joined since launch2x-3x more likely to share content with … → Read More: CIKM 2011 Industry: Model-Driven Research in Social Computing

CIKM Industry talk: Jeff Hammerbacher on Analytical Platforms

Experiences Evolving a New Analytical Platform: What Works and What’s MissingJeff Hammerbacher, ClouderaBuilt the infrastructure team at Facebook, 0 to 2 PB of dataTake the infrastructure and make it available as open source.PhilosophyThe true challeng… → Read More: CIKM Industry talk: Jeff Hammerbacher on Analytical Platforms

CIKM 2011 Industry: Freebase: A Rosetta Stone for Entities

John Giannandrea, GoogleWhat is Freebase? -> A machine representation of things in the world. (Person, place, thing in the world) -> Instead of working in the domain of text, we work in the domain of strong identified things -> … → Read More: CIKM 2011 Industry: Freebase: A Rosetta Stone for Entities

Understanding the Purposes – and Weaknesses – of Online-to-Offline Discounting

Daily deals sites often promise discounts exceeding 50% — mobilizing millions of consumers spending billions of dollars. Yet this model faces growing resistance, particularly from merchants concerned that “deals” offers are unprofitable. The natural q… → Read More: Understanding the Purposes – and Weaknesses – of Online-to-Offline Discounting

Understanding the Purposes – and Weaknesses – of Online-to-Offline Discounting

Daily deals sites often promise discounts exceeding 50% — mobilizing millions of consumers spending billions of dollars. Yet this model faces growing resistance, particularly from merchants concerned that “deals” offers are unprofitable. The natural q… → Read More: Understanding the Purposes – and Weaknesses – of Online-to-Offline Discounting

Nano-spring make transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensors

Article from:  http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/stanford_researchers_build_transparent_superstretchy_skinlike_sensor-80227 When the nanotubes are airbrushed onto the silicone, they tend to land in randomly oriented little clumps. When the silicon… → Read More: Nano-spring make transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensors

Artificial intelligence community mourns John McCarthy

Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15444222 Artificial intelligence researcher, John McCarthy, has died. He was 84. The American scientist invented the computer language LISP. It went on to become the programming language of choice for t… → Read More: Artificial intelligence community mourns John McCarthy

CIKM 2011 Keynote II: Justin Zobel on Biomedicine

Data, Health, and Algorithmics: Computational Challenges for Biomedicineby Justin Zobel(I missed the first part of this talk)The Central Dogma- DNA consts of sequence of four bases, A, C, G, T- The concept of a gene is now uncertainSNP analysis (Nature… → Read More: CIKM 2011 Keynote II: Justin Zobel on Biomedicine

Throwable Camera Creates 360-Degree Panoramic Images

Article from http://mashable.com/2011/10/25/throwable-ball-camera/ Are you, like so many others, tired of all those old-fashioned cameras you have to hold in order to take pictures? Well here’s a camera you get to throw. The Throwable Panoramic Ball … → Read More: Throwable Camera Creates 360-Degree Panoramic Images