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Watch-It-Next: A Contextual TV Recommendation System

Last week my colleague Raz Nissim presented our joint work at the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), which was held at Porto, Portugal. This was part of a Yahoo … Continue reading

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Contextual Recommendations in Multi-User Devices

My last project at Yahoo! Labs was focused on Recommender Systems for TV shows. In the presentation below, Ronny Lempel (who was my manager at this project) discusses the challenges of producing personalized recommendations in multi-user devices. This is joint … Continue reading

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A Social Watching Experience for Yahoo! Connected TV

Connected TV is one of Yahoo!’s most innovative products. The basic idea is that your TV set should be as smart as other devices such as your smartphone or your tablet. In other words, the Connected TV is always connected … Continue reading

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Industrial Projects at the Technion

The faculty of Computer Sciences at the Technion has an Industrial Projects initiative in which undergraduate students work under the supervision of software professionals. I think this is a great idea, a real win-win situation: The students have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Yahoo! Cocktails: When the client is in the cloud

One of the reasons I’m proud to work at Yahoo! is that we have some very nice products that reach hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Another reason is that Yahoo! is behind the development of several advanced technologies and … Continue reading

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Research at Yahoo! Labs

My friends frequently ask me about the kind of research I do at Yahoo! Labs. Usually I cannot give them many details, because our work is confidential. But after a project is completed we frequently publish a paper describing it. This … Continue reading

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Effective Remote Work

After reading the book “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss, I was eager to test his concept of Mini-retirements: “To distribute recovery periods and adventures throughout life on a regular basis and recognize that inactivity is not the goal. Doing … Continue reading

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