Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes
Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes (Yahoo! Research, Spain)
Topic: A Human-Centered Perspective on Data Science
The talk will focus on analyzing user behavior through large-scale data analysis. This includes discovering and leveraging search and navigation patterns, understanding how elements of interaction impact behavior, and how we can use controlled experiments in combination with user studies and other techniques to gain insights into human behavior with a particular emphasis on social media.
Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes is Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research where he manages the Social Media Engagement group, which contributes to several products including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Clues, and Yahoo! Image Search. Dr. Jaimes Dr. Jaimes is General Chair for ACM Multimedia 2013, the founder of the ACM Multimedia Interactive Art program, Industry Track chair for ACM RecSys 2010 and UMAP 2009, and panels chair for KDD 2009. His work has led to over 70 technical publications, he has been granted several patents, and serves in the program committee of several international conferences. He has been an invited speaker at MUM 2011 (keynote) ICME 2011, WWW 2011 (panels on Social Media), Practitioner Web Analytics 2010, CIVR 2010, ECML-PKDD 2010 and KDD 2009 and (Industry tracks), ACM RecSys 2008 (panel), DAGM 2008 (keynote), 2007 ICCV Workshop on HCI, and several others. Before joining Yahoo! Dr. Jaimes was a visiting professor at U. Carlos III in Madrid and founded and managed the User Modelling and Data Mining group at Telefonica Research. Prior to that Dr. Jaimes was Scientiﬁc Manager at IDIAP-EPFL (Switzerland), and was previously at Fuji Xerox (Japan), IBM TJ Watson (USA), IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory (Japan), Siemens Corporate Research (USA), and AT&T Bell Laboratories (USA). Dr. Jaimes received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2003) and a M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia U. (1997). He is an exhibiting artist and his Urban Sensoria workshops have been held in several cities around the world.