From Theory to Real-World Applications: Technology Transfer in Practice
published: March 27, 2014, recorded: November 2013, views: 2612
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In this talk, I will talk about several of my experiences of technology transfer over the past 10 years at Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Technology transfer - the process of moving promising research topics into a level of maturity that's ready for bulk manufacturing or production - remains one of the largest mysteries and unsolved social and organizational problems. There are some surprising similarities in the various technology transfers of mathematical models and algorithms into products and I will attempt to group and discuss them. During the course of the talk, I will introduce graphical models and approximate message passing as well as their application to gamer ranking and computational online advertising.
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