Entries Tagged as 'General'

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

February 12th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […]

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Social Wisdom in Seattle

February 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Social Wisdom in Seattle · General

      First, I wanted to give readers a heads up that I’ll be in Seattle this Friday and Saturday. I’ll spend Friday afternoon at the University of Washington, meeting with some of their outstanding computer science doctoral students. My schedule filled up with unexpected haste! But if you’re on campus and urgently want […]

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LinkedIn @ CMU

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on LinkedIn @ CMU · General

As regular readers know, I have a deep affection for Carnegie Mellon University, where I did my graduate work. I’m happy to announce that two of my colleagues (both fellow CMU PhDs) will be giving talks at CMU in a couple of weeks, and I hope that some of you will have the opportunities to […]

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Thoughts about Job Performance

January 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Thoughts about Job Performance · General

This is the season of annual reviews, at least at LinkedIn. Performance reviews can be daunting for both employees and managers — at least everywhere that I’ve worked. Not only are we as human beings terrible at delivering feedback, but we also receive bad advice as managers. For example, many of us have learned the […]

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Are You Hitched?

January 20th, 2012 · 4 Comments · General

Let me preface this post by saying that this is my personal blog, and that my opinions here are not necessarily those of my employer. With that out of the way, I love the premise of Hitch.me: a dating site for professionals based on LinkedIn. I won’t confirm or deny the number of my colleagues […]

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Guided Exploration = Faceted Search, Backwards

January 17th, 2012 · 11 Comments · General

Information Scent In the early 1990s, PARC researchers Peter Pirolli and Stuart Card developed the theory of information scent (more generally, information foraging) to evaluate user interfaces in terms of how well users can predict which paths will lead them to useful information. Like many HCIR researchers and practitioners, I’ve found this model to be […]

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Next Play!

January 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · General

Every year brings its own adventures, but for me 2011 will be a tough act to follow. A year ago, I’d just started working at LinkedIn, and my biggest concern was selling our apartment in Brooklyn so that my family could join me in California. Little did I imagine that my new manager, who had just recruited me […]

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HCIR 2011: Now on YouTube!

December 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

The Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2011), held on October 20th at Google’s main campus in Mountain View, California, was a resounding success. We has almost a hundred people, presenting a wide array of papers, posters, and challenge entries. You can read my summary of the event in an earlier blog post: “HCIR 2011: We […]

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Jim Adler: The Accidental Chief Privacy Officer

December 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · General

Privacy is the third rail of the cloud. On one hand, the ease of sharing information and the power of analytics have produced extraordinary value for consumers, as well as great business models for companies that serve those consumers. On the other hand, people have good reason to worry about the unintended consequences of over-sharing. […]

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CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Slides and Summaries

November 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments · General

I’ve posted slides and summaries for all ten CIKM 2011 Industry Event presentations: Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research): Why Recall Matters John Giannandrea (Google): Freebase – A Rosetta Stone for Entities Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera): Experiences Evolving a New Analytical Platform: What Works and What’s Missing Khalid Al-Kofahi (Thomson Reuters): Combining Advanced Technology and Human Expertise in […]

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