NOTE that this event will be held in BloomReach headquarters (thank for their kindness!). It will be shared among 3 great speakers!
Topic: Data and Search at BloomReach
Blurb: We will talk about how we use data at BloomReach to improve e-commerce product discovery and user-experience. We will be covering topics ranging from search, query suggestions, using social signals, dealing with sparse data, graph optimization and its use in recommendations and related problems.
6:30pm Networking, Food & Beverage ~ let the crowd mingle and socialize
7:00pm Introduction by Host
7:15pm Speakers/Q&A: Anand Raghuraman, Srinath Sridhar and Rong Pan
8:45pm / 9pm End of event
Srinath Sridhar received his Ph.D. in Computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and B. S. in Computer Science from University of Texas, Austin. He enjoys building new products from scratch and designing discrete algorithms that are easy to implement, fast in practice but have theoretical guarantees. He worked at Facebook Inc as a software engineer prior to BloomReach. At BloomReach, he was one of the founding engineers who built the first version of four of its products BloomSearch, BloomLift, Social and Analytics.
Rong Pan, is the member of data team in BloomReach. He built the big-data processing pipeline for BloomSearch, and developed various machine learning algorithms and search algorithms to improve the quality and efficacy. Before BloomReach, he worked in NexTag on text mining and search algorithm development. He received his Ph.D. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and BS from Peking University.
Anand Raghuraman is a software engineer at BloomReach and leads various efforts related to mobile product discovery, personalization, location-aware services, social sharing and surfacing of trends. Previously, he was a Staff Software engineer at Google where he built infrastructure components to deal with machine and network management and traffic shaping. Anand holds a MS Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Again, the event will be held at BloomReach Headquarters, which is loacted at Pioneer Way and Evelyn Street, 10 minute walk from the Mountain View Caltrain and 1 minute walk from VTA Light Rail stop.