Hey guys, there was an unforseen conflict here and I've had to reschedule the meetup for after the new year. I hope you all can still make it!
12:00 arrival and lunch served
12:30 talk starts
13:30 end of Q&A
Title: Creating Love through Science
Please park below 2401 Colorado Ave. and bring your tickets for validation.
eHarmony has been creating successful matches for over 15 years. Over that time, our processes have grown in complexity from handmade linear functions to very complex multi-stage pipelines involving some of the latest techniques in data processing, data mining, and machine learning. In this talk I will go over our current data pipeline and highlight recent changes, including the addition of image processing and contextual bandit learning to help improve users' experience on our site.
Jon Morra, Ph.D., is a Senior Software Engineer in Machine Learning at eHarmony. His work focuses on eHarmony's machine learning pipeline, including feature extraction, model creation, and data analysis. Before eHarmony, he co-founded a medical imaging company focused on image segmentation for therapy planning in radiation oncology and developed a novel image segmentation algorithm that was able to find various regions of interest in multi modality imaging environments. Jon has also spent time writing PACS software and developing Ruby on Rails techniques for radiation safety. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA and his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.