Monday, May 16, 2016


I got this from my colleague Rajat Arya: Amazon newly release a new deep learning framework called Amazon DSSTNE. I have connected with Scott Le Grand, one of the main developers, and he kindly agreed to talk about DSSTNE at our Data Science Summit US, July 12-13 in SF.  In addition, Jeff Dean, Google's TensorFlow creator will speak as well.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ligra wins ACM PhD Dissertation Award

From my friend Jonthan Rosenblatt who is a Prof. at BGU. My other friend Michael Mahoney just published a blog post about Ligra work by Julia Shun which won the ACM Dissertation Award. Ligra is a shared memory graph processing system which improves our older PowerGraph work.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

SalesForce Acquires MetaMind

Perhaps not surprisingly, the purchase streak continues: it was recently announced that SalesForce acquires MetaMind. I mentioned Richard Socher in my blog 3 years ago, and wrote about MetaMind in 2014. Maybe VCs should read my blog?

Anyway MetaMind joins others company recently sold to SalesForce like and Sense.

Friday, April 1, 2016

My PyData Amsterdam Talk

I never published any of my video talks in this blog before, however I was last month in PyData Amsterdam and had a great time. I was a talk which was well received - the audience laughed a lot so did I. Here is the video:

A much better talk from Rodrigo Agundez from Qualogy - a tutorial for face detection in python with Ipython notebook and opencv. Very recommended!


An interesting paper I got from my friend Asher Cohen: Mihalcea, Rada, and Paul Tarau. "TextRank: Bringing order into texts." Association for Computational Linguistics, 2004. pdf
A very simple construction to mine text entities into graph and then compute graph ranking on the resulted graph to find the most important keywords.