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CSGE Feb Social: User Experience, Artificial Intelligence, and Relevance (Aria Haghighi from Prismatic)

Presentation: Departmental | February 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 510 (VCL Graphics Lab)


Title: User Experience, Artificial Intelligence, and Relevance
Time: 7pm, Tuesday, Feb 19
Venue: Soda 510 (VCL Graphics Lab)


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are playing larger roles in products that we use everyday. In this talk, we’ll look at key examples at how AI supports and improves user experience, highlighting how quantitative methods impact qualitative experience.


Aria Haghighi is the co-founder and CTO of Prismatic, the web and mobile news service growing fast thanks to rich relevance and beautiful design. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Statistical Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. During his graduate studies, he published over 20 papers in top conferences, was a Microsoft Research Fellow, and won multiple awards for his research and teaching. He also holds a BS in Mathematics with distinction from Stanford University.

Recently raised a $15M series-A, Prismatic applies machine learning in real-time to content delivery. The startup is built by a small team of four computer scientists, three of them PhDs from Berkeley and Stanford.