Inaz Alaei-Novin - Databricks

Inaz Alaei-Novin

Data Mining Engineer, Yelp

Inaz is originally from Iran. She did her M.A.Sc at The University of Toronto in Canada, and worked there for a year at Modiface. Currently she works as a data mining engineer at Yelp.


Yelp Ad Targeting at Scale with Apache Spark

From training billions of ad impressions to scaling gradient boosted trees with more than three million nodes, Ad Targeting at Yelp uses Apache Spark in many stages of its large-scale machine learning pipeline. This session will explore examples of how Yelp employed and tweaked Spark to support big data feature engineering, visualizations and machine learning model training, evaluation and diagnostics. You'll also hear about the challenges in building and deploying such a large-scale intelligent system in a production environment. Session hashtag: #SFml7