Sometimes (Data) Science

Machine Learning the Product

Last year, I gave a talk about how we combined machine learning techniques with A/B testing to understand complex product at Spotify. The video and slides of the talk can be found below.

A/B testing is a popular method for learning your product. With traditional A/B testing …

Interesting papers from KDD2016

Skinny-dip: Clustering in a Sea of Noise

This paper introduces SkinnyDip, a clustering algorithm that leverages the dip test of unimodality. SkinnyDip is noisy-robust and can detect clusters of varying shapes and density. In addition, SkinnyDip does not perform pair-wise distance calculation and its run-time grows linearly with the data …