Here are our events for this week:
The Hut Group - Real World Lessons from building a search engine
Wednesday 2015/02/02, 7pm - Lecture Theatre A, Department of
How do you help your customers find products that they want to buy?
How do you build a search engine that handles several thousand
queries per minute, in multiple languages, over a heavily
diversified product set that includes DVDs, dietary supplements,
clothing, makeup and more? This talk covers the real-world
challenges we faced in building such a search engine and how we
solved them with insights from software engineering, information
retrieval and natural language processing.
We will also announce the launch details of highly anticipated
2014/2015 Computer Science Challenge, following on from our very
successful 2013/2014 recommendation challenge
. Open to university students across
the UK/Europe, the challenge carries a 1st prize of £5000 and offers
of highly paid graduate technology jobs and internships.
*(Pizza /drinks provided!)*
Dhruv Kumar joined THG in Jan 2014 and has worked on the in-house
search system since then. Before joining THG , he has worked for HP
Autonomy as a software developer and as a researcher assistant at
the Computer Vision Group of the University of Reading. Dhruv holds
an MPhil in Computer Science from Cambridge and a BEng from the
University of Reading.
Shaun Hall joined THG ’s Growth & Innovation team in July 2013 and
has spent most of his time working on our search and browse
algorithms. Prior to this, he worked on an algorithmic trading
platform at an Investment Bank. Shaun graduated with a first class
degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 2011.
Geek Night 3
Saturday 2015/02/07, 7pm - Undergraduate Social Area, Department
of Computer Science
President - Oxford University Computer Society