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  • Creating Love through Science

    Fri, Mar 20, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jon Morra, Ph.D., Principal Machine Learning Engineer at eHarmony

    Talk Title: Creating Love through Science

    Series: AISeminar

    Abstract: eHarmony has been creating successful matches for over 15 years. Over that time, our processes have grown in complexity from handmade linear functions to very complex multi-stage pipelines involving some of the latest techniques in data processing, data mining, and machine learning. In this talk I will go over our current data pipeline and highlight recent changes, including the addition of image processing and contextual bandit learning to help improve users' experience on our site. I will also touch upon the future of both our machine learning pipeline and algorithm selection at eHarmony.

    Biography: Jon Morra, Ph.D., is a Principal Machine Learning Engineer at eHarmony. His work focuses on eHarmony's machine learning pipeline, including feature extraction, model creation, and data analysis in addition to contributing to the eHarmony engineering infrastructure. Before eHarmony, he co-founded a medical imaging company focused on image segmentation for therapy planning in radiation oncology and developed a novel image segmentation algorithm that was able to find various regions of interest in multi modality imaging environments. Jon has also spent time writing PACS software and developing Ruby on Rails techniques for radiation safety. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA.

    Host: Ashish Vaswani

    Webcast: http://webcasterms1.isi.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=89ba5d5ed8c640d4aff1b850b308173c1

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 1135

    WebCast Link: http://webcasterms1.isi.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=89ba5d5ed8c640d4aff1b850b308173c1d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Alma Nava / Information Sciences Institute