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Puya H. Vahabi

Lecturer

Focus

Working on computational advertising. Expertise in machine and deep learning, Information Retrieval and Graph Mining.

Biography

Puya - Hossein Vahabi hold a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (2009-2012), and a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Engineering (magna cum laude, 2003-2008).  He was associated for many years to the Italian National Research. He is a Program Committee member of the most important computer science conferences: WWW, RecSys, SIGIR, CIKM, Sponsor Chair RecSys 2017.

Right now he is a Senior Research Scientist at Pandora Radio, working on audio advertisement engagement prediction. Before that he was a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs (2014-2016), where he was working on social media data mining (Tumblr/Twitter), deep learning applied for web query expansion in advertisement context (Yahoo Search Ads), and much more. 

After PhD he dedicated few years working on his co-founded network of websites with more than 3 million visitors per month (2007 to 2013). In particular between 2007 to 2013, 2.5% of world's internet users have visited one of his websites at least once. 

  • Specialties: *Product innovation, application oriented research.
  • *Research expertise in machine learning, computational advertising, information retrieval, machine/deep learning, graph mining, and recommender systems. 
  • *Technical skills and experience include large scale data processing in Hadoop, Airflow.
  • *Programming experience with Scala, Python, Java, mobile .NET, C, C++, PHP, SQL, Hive

 

Last updated:

December 13, 2017