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Xiaofang Chen

Xiaofang Chen
Software Engineer, Pinterest

Xiaofang Chen is a software engineer at Pinterest working on home feed ranking. Previously, Xiaofang was a software developer at Amazon. She holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah.


11:05am–11:45am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Impact on business and society
Location: Imperial A Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Case studies, Deep learning
Xiaofang Chen (Pinterest), Derek Cheng (Pinterest)
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Pinterest’s power is grounded in its personalization systems. Over the years, these recommender systems have evolved through different types of models. Xiaofang Chen and Derek Cheng explore Pinterest's recent transition from a GBDT system to one based in neural networks powered by TensorFlow, covering the challenges and solutions to providing recommendations to over 160M monthly active users. Read more.