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Make Data Work
March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

Lessons learned from building real-life machine-learning systems

9:30am–10:00am Tuesday, 03/29/2016
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 210 C/G
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 14 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of machine learning.


Xavier Amatriain explains the lessons learned building real-life machine-learning systems at Quora.

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Xavier Amatriain


Xavier Amatriain is VP of engineering at Quora, where he leads the team building the best source of knowledge in the Internet. With over 50 publications in different fields, Xavier is best known for his work on machine learning in general and recommender systems in particular. Before Quora, he was a research/engineering director at Netflix, where he led the team building the famous Netflix recommendation algorithms. Previously, Xavier was also a research scientist at Telefonica Research and a research director at UCSB. He has lectured at different universities both in the US and Spain and is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences and companies.