Isabelle Stanton on Challenges and Considerations in Search Quality (IACS Seminar)


Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:00pm


Maxwell Dworkin G115

Challenges and Considerations in Search Quality

Speaker: Isabelle Stanton, Software Engineer, Google

Google Search is one of the most widely used data products in the world. While it has been in constant development since 1997, Search is by no means a solved problem. Even the question of what a good set of search results for a query has a constantly evolving answer. Dr. Stanton’s talk will focus on some of the challenges Search faces - defining quality metrics, dealing with noisy and sparse data, design choices for a data system at this scale, as well as what to do when you just don't like the output of a system.