The University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory had it student run conference last month.
Video below is Dr. Andy Feng – VP Architecture at Yahoo! He leads the architecture and design of big data and machine learning initiatives
Opening Plenary: Dr. Andy Feng – “Large-Scale Machine Learning”
“In this talk, we illustrate Yahoo use cases and data-sets, and explain the evolution of big-data technology stack. We walk through 2 algorithms (word2vec and deep neural network) to highlight algorithm/system challenges, and give an overview of our solutions based on open source technologies. We discuss how you could leverage the data-sets and software released from Yahoo for large-scale machine learning.”