An opinionated discussion of search metrics, models, and methods. Presented to the Wikimedia Foundation on April 27, 2020.
About the Speaker
Daniel Tunkelang is an independent consultant specializing in search, discovery, machine learning / AI, and data science.
He was a founding employee of Endeca, a search pioneer that Oracle acquired. After 10 years at Endeca, he moved to Google, where he led a local search team. He then served as a director of data science and search at LinkedIn.
After leaving LinkedIn in 2015, he became an independent consultant. His clients have included Apple, eBay, Coupang, Etsy, Flipkart, Gartner, Pinterest, Salesforce, and Yelp; as well as some of the largest traditional retailers.
Daniel completed undergraduate and master's degrees in Computer Science and Math at MIT and a Ph.D. in computer science at CMU. He wrote a book on Faceted Search, published by Morgan & Claypool, and he blogs on Medium about search-related topics -- particularly about query understanding. He is also active on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Quora.