Shivani Rao

Learning to be Relevant, Enabling Life-long Learning Through AI

Online learning platforms have grown tremendously in recent years, having an impact from K-12 to lifelong learning. Come learn about Recommender System theory applied into practice to the domain of Online Education. This talk presents the algorithms behind course recommendations with insights drawn from large scale A/B Testing experiments.

Shivani Rao is a Senior Applied Researcher working in the Learning Relevance group at LinkedIn. Shivani has accrued research experience in Industry and academia in areas of Machine Learning, Data Mining and Computer Vision. Outside of R&D work, Shivani loves engaging with the larger technical community, via writing and speaking and serving on the organizing committee of workshops and conferences. Shivani is also passionate about mentoring and supporting women in tech.

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