ACM India Industry Webinar on Machine Learning with Dr. Rajeev Rastogi Saturday 30 March 2019

March 14, 2019

For the next ACM India Industry Webinar, we are really excited to bring you an eminent technology leader who will speak on a topic of significant industry interest.

Register now for the next session of ACM India Industry Webinar series, "Using Machine Learning to Innovate for India", to be presented on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 11am IST by Dr. Rajeev Rastogi, Director of Machine Learning at Amazon. All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note: You can also stream this webinars on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.


In this talk, I will start by introducing basic ML concepts and state-of-the-art ML algorithms such as linear models, Gradient Boosted Trees, and Neural Networks. I will then describe how we are leveraging ML to develop innovative solutions for India business problems in three key areas: (1) Address Quality: This involves identifying poor quality addresses, classifying addresses into residential/commercial, and address geo-coding, (2) Question Answering: This involves answering product feature questions using information contained in product descriptions and customer reviews, and (3) Catalog Quality: This involves identifying and fixing catalog quality defects involving mismatches between product attributes such as title and image.

Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)


Dr. Rajeev Rastogi is the Director of Machine Learning at Amazon. Previously, he was Vice President of Yahoo! Labs Bangalore and the founding Director of the Bell Labs Research Center in Bangalore, India. Rajeev is an ACM Fellow and a Bell Labs Fellow. He is active in the fields of databases, data mining, and networking, and has served on the program committees of several conferences in these areas. He currently serves on the editorial board of the CACM, and has been an Associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering in the past. He has published over 125 papers, and holds over 50 patents. Rajeev received his B. Tech degree from IIT Bombay, and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.


Dr. Hemant Pande, Executive Director ACM India