Bay Area Search Meetup: Personalizing Search at LinkedIn
June 17, 2015
Location: LinkedIn's office at 2025 Stierlin Ct in Mountain View
- 6:30 Eat & Greet
- 7:00 Talk - Great speakers, food and drinks
Speakers: Ganesh Venkataraman is a search lead at LinkedIn. He has been with LinkedIn since 2013. His contributions include - improving skills queries in people search and more recently in leading job search. Before LinkedIn, Ganesh was one of the founding engineers of Balanced Payments where he was the head of risk management and worked on machine learning to detect e-commerce fraud. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University. Viet Ha-Thuc is a Senior Data Scientist in Search team at LinkedIn. He is currently responsible for machine learning for search quality. Before that, he was in Data Science team, where his work focused on recommendation, text mining and analytics. Prior to LinkedIn, he was a Scientist in Content Understanding group at Yahoo! Labs. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Iowa in 2011. Kumaresh Pattabhiraman is the Product Lead for search at LinkedIn, where he leads the team responsible for LinkedIn's flagship search experience across all its mobile and desktop products, and for the LinkedIn Search Platform that powers search applications across LinkedIn's consumer and enterprise offerings. He previously worked at Bing on the core ranking team. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.