A9 Info Session

A9 Info Session
Speaker:Michael Baer – Software Development Engineer, Amazon Search Platform
Hyunki Kim – Software Development Engineer, Advertising Technology
Date : October 25, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Gates Building, Room 104
Dinner will be served!

This event is for the Stanford community and invited guests only, please bring your Stanford ID card.

Please RSVP via handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/98699

Abstract:
A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer-focused search and advertising solutions and technologies. During the info session, our team will discuss the complex tasks of building a high-scale search engine and designing and developing an online advertising platform. We'll also talk about what it's like working at A9 and answer any questions you have about developing world-class Amazon scale technology.

Bio:
Michael Baer – Michael Baer has been in Product Search Infrastructure since 2014, working on various aspects of both query and indexing. He grew up in San Jose, staying in the area to receive his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. During the course of pursuing his degrees, he was an intern at PARC and at HP Labs. Between school and A9, he has worked primarily on problems involving code optimization, multimedia, communication, and data compression, the last of these a field in which he has published all but one of his 16 peer-reviewed papers. His hobbies include metalwork, languages, travel, history and current events, photography, hiking, and A9 Toastmasters, which he was president of 2016-2017.

Hyunki Kim - Hyunki Kim is a Software Development Engineer on the Advertising Science team at A9, designing and developing online advertising platform. He joined A9 in 2014, and received his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Outside work, he watches online game tournaments, travels to new places, and practices archery.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
location: 
Gates Computer Science, 353 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA