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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
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
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Posted By: Alma Nava / Information Sciences Institute