Industry Day at ECIR will bring together IR researchers, practitioners, analysts, and consumers to achieve knowledge transfer across academia and industry.
Industry Day at ECIR will be held on Friday 17th April 2020.
|09:20‑09:40||Lessons from Large-scale Deployment of Transformer Models|
|09:40‑10:00||Searching the Law: a Doctrine case study|
Personalized Recommendations at eBay
|10:20‑10:40||Discussion about Papers in the Session|
|11:20‑11:40||Search User Behaviour within the Procurement Contracts Domain|
|11:40‑12:00||Leveraging Masked Language Models at Unbabel|
|12:00‑12:20||Enabling the Power of Information Retrieval at Farfetch|
|12:20‑15:20||Discussion about Papers in the Session|
|15:20‑15:40||New Generation of AI-Powered Media Monitoring Tools|
|16:00‑16:50||Keynote: Academic and Product Research: The Right Recipe for Innovation|
Academic and Product Research: The Right Recipe for Innovation
Keynote address by Ashlee Edwards
Abstract: Academia and product research can at times seem like two completely separate worlds. In academia, bodies of research and theoretical frameworks are developed over time, while in product research we more quickly investigate questions in the service of business goals. However, academic and product research can often blend together and support each other in a seamless and complementary way, and product especially can be uniquely enriched with the introduction of academic learnings. In this talk, I will explore the ways in which academic research has informed my research experience at both Instagram and Netflix. I will argue that academic research helped inform some of my most impactful product research, and has provided useful frameworks through which I’ve enabled product innovation. I’ll also cover some areas where academic and product research has disagreed, and how I’ve reconciled these differences.
Bio: Ashlee Edwards is a Senior Product Researcher at Netflix leading research efforts for accessibility, language experience, and international growth. While at Instagram, her work focused on growing and engaging Instagrams user base, crafting a safe and comfortable space for teens on the platform, and understanding international markets. Prior to working in industry, Ashlee’s academic research centered around understanding engagement and frustration with search systems and interactive information retrieval.
Industry Day Chairs (industry-day_at_ecir2020.org)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal