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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Shioulin Sam

Shioulin Sam
Research Engineer, Cloudera Fast Forward Labs

Shioulin Sam is a research engineer at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs, where she bridges academic research in machine learning with industrial applications. Previously, she managed a portfolio of early stage ventures focusing on women-led startups and public market investments and worked in the investment management industry designing quantitative trading strategies. She holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1A 06/07 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems
Shioulin Sam (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs)
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Recent advances in deep learning allow us to use the semantic content of items in recommendation systems, addressing a weakness of traditional methods. Shioulin Sam explores the limitations of classical approaches and explains how using the content of items can help solve common recommendation pitfalls, such as the cold start problem, and open up new product possibilities. Read more.