Entries from August 2012

Panos Ipeirotis talking at LinkedIn about Crowdsourcing!

August 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General

Sharing knowledge is part of our core culture at LinkedIn, whether it’s through hackdays or contributions to open-source projects. We actively participate in academic conferences, such as KDD, SIGIR, RecSys, and CIKM, as well as industry conferences like QCON and Strata. Beyond sharing our own knowledge, we provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their insights with the technical community. We [...]

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Data Werewolves

August 23rd, 2012 · 4 Comments · General

Thank you Scott Adams for the free advertising. Of course, LinkedIn is the place to find data werewolves.   Want to find more data werewolves. Check out my team! Don’t worry, they only bite when they’re hungry.

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Matt Lease: Recent Adventures in Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

August 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General

Today we (specifically, my colleague Daria Sorokina) had the pleasure of hosting UT-Austin professor Matt Lease at LinkedIn to give a talk on his “Recent Adventures in Crowdsourcing and Human Computation“. It was a great talk, and the slides above are full of references to research that he and his colleagues have done in this [...]

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WTF! @ k: Measuring Ineffectiveness

August 20th, 2012 · 19 Comments · General

At SIGIR 2004, Ellen Voorhees presented a paper entitled “Measuring Ineffectiveness” in which she asserted: Using average values of traditional evaluation measures [for information retrieval systems] is not an appropriate methodology because it emphasizes effective topics: poorly performing topics’ scores are by definition small, and they are therefore difficult to distinguish from the noise inherent [...]

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Hiring: Taking It Personally

August 1st, 2012 · 5 Comments · General

As a manager, I’ve found that I mostly have two jobs: bringing great people onto the team, and creating the conditions for their success. The second job is the reason I became a manager — there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing people achieve greatness in both the value they create and their own professional development. [...]

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