Pinterest Info Session
Speakers: David Liu - Engineering Manager, Related Pins, Se Won Jang - 2017 Intern, Related Pins
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gates Building, Room 104
Dinner will be served!
Related Pins is a major way that we allow Pinners to discover and do the things they love every day. In this talk, David will cover the history of Related Pins at Pinterest and the iterations that have brought our systems to where they are today, including an overview of our machine learning models. Se Won will cover his own intern experience and the technical challenges he was able to tackle during his 12 weeks at Pinterest.
David Liu is formerly tech lead, now engineering manager of Related Pins, a core recommendations platform on Pinterest which powers 40% of site-wide engagement. He helped to build a machine-learned ranking system that doubled engagement with Related Pins. Now he's leading the team to improve relevance, personalization, and build new product applications for the technology. Prior to his time on Related Pins, he was a founding engineer of the Visual Discovery team, applying computer vision at scale to Pinterest images.
Se Won Jang was a summer intern on the Related Pins team. He is also a Stanford student, graduating in December with a BS in computer science.