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Vaclav Petricek

Vaclav Petricek
Director, Machine Learning, eHarmony

Website | @petricek

Vaclav Petricek is a Principal Data Scientist at Santa Monica based eHarmony where he is responsible for optimization, and machine learning applications for eHarmony core matchmaking algorithms. He also runs a series of invited ML talks at eHarmony, part of the Los Angeles Machine Learning Meetup. Prior to eHarmony, Vaclav was visiting Researcher at University College London where his research spanned recommender systems, social networks, web structure and online auctions. Prior to that he has worked at several Czech startups as a developer and sysadmin. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Charles University in Prague as well as his Masters in Distributed Systems.


Data Science Beekman Parlor - Sutton North
Vaclav Petricek (eHarmony)
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Humans have a mixed record in choosing romantic partners. Are looks or brains more important for a happy marriage? This session will show you how big data and large scale machine learning can help us model such a complex behavior and tell us which traits in a partner actually matter. Who knows - maybe hadoop will help you find Love ;-) Read more.


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