Who am I?

I am an engineering and research manager at Snap Research, where I lead the R&D efforts of multiple recommendation, discovery and search products. Before joining Snap, I was a senior research manager at Yahoo! Labs, Silicon Valley. At Yahoo!, I led the efforts to improve the ranking of aggregated search results (web, news, movies, local, shopping etc.) on the Yahoo! search result page and on understanding the users' intents given a query. Prior to join Yahoo labs, I was a research apprentice at Idiap Research Institute. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011.


I am broadly interested in different fields of artificial intelligence, and my research focused on web search, machine learning, recommendation systems, data mining, information retrieval, and multimedia information processing.