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Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai

Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai
Senior Data Scientist, Teradata

Karthik Bharadwaj is a senior data scientist in the Data Science Center of Expertise at Teradata, where he provides analytic thought leadership and generating demand for Teradata products. Karthik has seven years of experience in working in the data management and analytics industry. Previously, he worked as a researcher at IBM Research to develop smarter transportation systems that predict traffic on the Singapore road network. Karthik holds a master’s degree from the National University of Singapore.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tim Seears (Think Big, a Teradata company), Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai (Teradata)
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Tim Seears and Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai explain how to apply deep learning to improve consumer recommendations by training neural nets to learn categories of interest using embeddings. They then demonstrate how to extend this with WALS matrix factorization to achieve wide and deep learning—a process which is now used in production for the Google Play Store. Read more.