Entries from April 2011

CFP: CIKM 2011 Industry Event

April 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

As I posted a few months ago, I’m organizing the Industry Event at CIKM 2011 with Tony Russell-Rose. We have a great set of keynotes lined up: Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research) John Giannandrea (Google) Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera) Peter Jackson (Thomson Reuters) We’re also looking for submissions from industry researchers and practitioners. The submission deadline is June 21. Here is [...]

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CFP: IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Context-Aware Computing

April 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

Pankaj Mehra and I are guest editors for an upcoming special issue of IEEE Internet Computing with the topic “Beyond Search: Context-Aware Computing“. Here is a copy of the call for papers: Context is the unstated actor in human communications, actions, and situations. It makes our communication efficient, our commands actionable, and our situations understandable to [...]

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Identifying Influencers on Twitter

April 16th, 2011 · 26 Comments · General

One of the perks of working at LinkedIn is being surrounded by intellectually curious colleagues. I recently joined a reading group and signed up to lead our discussion of a WSDM 2011 paper on “Identifying ‘Influencers’ on Twitter” by Eytan Bakshy, Jake Hofman, Winter Mason, and Duncan Watts. It’s great to see the folks at [...]

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Social Utility, +/- 25%

April 14th, 2011 · 39 Comments · General

I like Google… I’ve been a regular Google user since the day I first discovered its existence in 1999. Indeed, I’ve consistently found Google to be the most useful service on the web. That’s not love, but it’s a very strong +1. Moreover, I’d say that my preference for Google is an informed one. I’ve [...]

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Guest Blog: Data 2.0 Conference Report

April 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

Note: This post was written by Scott Nicholson, a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn. Scott is data and modeling geek with a passion for startups, product and user experience. His work at LinkedIn focuses on analyzing and improving user engagement and monetization. I’m happy to report back on my experience at the Data 2.0 conference, an [...]

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