Karthik Subbian

Karthik Subbian is a director at Amazon with more than 19 years of industry experience. He leads a team of scientists and engineers to improve search quality and trust. He was a research scientist and lead at Facebook, before coming to Amazon, where he had led a team of scientists and engineers to explore information propagation and user modeling problems using the social network structure and its interactions. Earlier to that, he was working at IBM T.J. Watson research center in the Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences division. His areas of expertise include machine learning, information retrieval, and large-scale network analysis. More specifically, semi-supervised and supervised learning in networks, personalization and recommendation, information diffusion, and representation learning. He holds a masters degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, both in computer science. Karthik has won numerous prestigious awards, including the IBM Ph.D. fellowship, best paper award at Siam Data Mining (SDM) conference 2013 and Informs Edelman laureate award 2013.



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Life Lessons from Narayan Murthy, chief mentor and chairman of the board, Infosys Technologies, delivered a pre-commencement lecture at the New York University (Stern School of Business) on May 9. 

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My favorite quote:

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter -- for the future." - Nikola Tesla.

My favorite scientist Richard Feynman

If you are a fan of Maestro Illayaraja, you will like this radio station.

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