Institute Industry Innovation

Institute-Industry Innovation Seminar - James Zhang, Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412, Shapiro SEPSR
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

Dr. Zhang will speak on the advanced research arm of Bloomberg Labs, using NLP and Machine Learning to add value to the huge streams of real-time data being generated by the global financial markets. This talk concentrates on the tools that Labs develops for analyzing and making predictions from millions of news stories and social media messages each day.

Institute-Industry Innovation Seminar - Mediaocean Tech Talk & Recruiting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412, Shapiro SEPSR
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

Speakers:
David Bigler, V.P. Platform Business Operations
Vedant Sampath, CTO, Platforms
Manu Warikoo, SVP, Product, Platforms
with Antoine Desir, Columbia University IEOR PhD Student

The advertising industry is undergoing tremendous change as the increasing availability and use of data drives processes towards more automation and efficiency. Mediaocean, being the leading platform for media buying across the industry, is at the vanguard of many of these changes. We use data-driven quantitative research to surface interesting new insights to both buyers and sellers of media, leading to better price discovery in the marketplace. The technologies used in these initiatives include real-time data processing, data mining and machine learning, statistical analysis and visualization, and user-friendly, mobile interface development. We will discuss our ongoing research initiatives, as well as the internship program that we have in these areas – in particular, how we’re studying the usage patterns of the advertising buyer and seller to further our understanding of the industry and modernize how they interact.

Institute-Industry Innovation Seminar - What is 'Open Source' and Why Should You Care?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412, Shapiro SEPSR
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

Speaker: 
Kevin Fleming, Member of the CTO Office of Bloomberg

Abstract: Kevin will provide a quick history of how the open source movement began, what it has meant for software development, and more importantly, what it has meant for other areas of knowledge gathering and development. He will also talk about how students can find ways to get involved in the global open source effort, and how such involvement can provide benefits when looking for employment in technology disciplines.

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