Data Management and Mining Lab, Computer Science Dept., UBC

What is SNRG?

SNRG is a reading group that holds weekly meetings to discuss interesting papers and problems, generally related to social networks. Feel free to attend meetings and participate in discussions. All ideas about problems, papers, talks, etc. are welcome. Meetings usually start with stating an interesting problem without getting into possible solutions, and then following up possible approaches to previously stated problems. An informal talk by a volunteer follows, and attendants discuss about the paper(s) as the speaker proceeds. Finally, possible applications of and extensions to the approach are discussed.

When, where, and how?

Currently, in the first Winter term of 2015/2016, meetings are held on Friday 4:00-5:00 pm in ICICS 304 .
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SNRG talks

List of previous and upcoming talks:

Date Speaker Title or Paper Name
Oct 16 Sharan Antonino Freno et al., "One-Pass Ranking Models for Low-Latency Product Recommendations", KDD 2015.
Oct 23 Prithu Shivam Srivastava et al., "Geo-social Clustering of Places from Check-in Data", ICDM 2015.
Oct 30 Sampoorna Natali Ruchansky et al., "Matrix Completion with Queries", KDD 2015.
Nov 6 Glenn Ashwinkumar Badanidiyuru et al., "Fast algorithms for maximizing submodular functions", SODA 2014.
Nov 13 (Cancelled)
Nov 20 Wei Steffen Rendle et al., "Pairwise Interaction Tensor Factorization for Personalized Tag Recommendation", WSDM 2010.
Nov 27 Prithu Yuchen Zhang et al., "Taxonomy Discovery for Personalized Recommendation", WSDM 2014.
Dec 4 Zheng Le Wu et al., "Product Adoption Rate Prediction: A Multi-factor View", SDM 2015.
Dec 11 (Cancelled)
Dec 18 Xin Junhao Gan et al., "DBSCAN Revisited: Mis-Claim, Un-Fixability, and Approximation", SIGMOD 2015.