April 22, 2014 · 6:00 PM
There's more to data mining than scikit-learn or mahout. Why does collaborative filtering work? Why does the ensemble approach work? Come to think of it, how do we think?
This very ambitious(!) talk will try to ground predictive analyses of consumer behavior in what cognitive scientists have learned about human memory and cognition, and demonstrate through the Netflix prize project that the prediction of human behavior can benefit greatly from an understanding of human memory and cognition.
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Maggie leads the data engineering and machine learning teams at the Huffington Post Media Group, and has a Ph.D in cognitive psychology from Vanderbilt University. Prior to HuffPost, Maggie led the algorithm team at Shutterstock, where she created and optimized image search ranking algorithms.