Attention CMU Students!

As many of you know, I’m a proud alumnus of the CMU School of Computer Science (yes, I also attended the CMU of Massachusetts). I’m delighted to have the opportunity to spend a few days on campus this month, and I hope that I’ll have a chance to meet with lots of students and faculty while I’m there.

Specifically, I’ll be giving a talk at Eugene Fink’s Intelligence Seminar on Tuesday, September 20th at 3:30pm in Gates-Hillman 4303:

Keeping It Professional: Relevance, Recommendations, and Reputation at LinkedIn

LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries. In order to connect its users to the people, opportunities, and content that best advance their careers, LinkedIn has developed a variety of algorithms that surface relevant content, offer personalized recommendations, and establish topic-sensitive reputation — all at a massive scale. In this talk, I will discuss some of the most challenging technical problems we face at LinkedIn, and the approaches we are taking to address them.

I hope to see all of you there! My colleagues and I will also be hosting an information session that same Tuesday at 6pm in Porter Hall, Room 125B, as well as participating in the Technical Opportunities Conference Tuesday and Wednesday. And of course LinkedIn will be conducting on-campus interviews: those will take place all day on Thursday, September 22nd.

If you are a CMU student interested in opportunities at LinkedIn, please apply through TartanTrak (yes, I wish you could just apply with LinkedIn — we’ll get there!). Of course, feel free to reach out to me personally at We already have more applicants than slots, but I promise that every application will be considered. I’m very excited to recruit CMU students to strengthen our growing team of software engineers and data scientists.

See you soon, and let’s go Tartans!

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.