Bay Area Search Meetup: Personalizing Search at LinkedIn

June 17, 2015

Join us for a talk on LinkedIn's approach to search, how we deliver highly personalized results at scale and some of our some recent advances in search. Abstract: LinkedIn search serves the information needs of 364MM+ members. Members search LinkedIn to connect with other members, find jobs, explore content and more. Compared to many other search engines, LinkedIn search experience is personalized at a deeper level. For instance, when a member searches for “software engineer”, depending on if the searcher is a recruiter, job seeker or content consumer, he or she could look for completely different sets of results. Delivering highly personalized results at scale comes with it’s own set of challenges. In this talk, we will discuss some of these challenges as well as go over some recent advances at LinkedIn towards addressing them. We will explore Learning-to-Rank techniques used to rank search results. Date: 06/24/2015
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.