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Hector Yee
Works at Airbnb, Inc.
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Stopped by Amsterdam on the way to Singapore. The airbnb listing had a nice view of an old guard tower that was the outer limits of the city in mideaval times.
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Gave a talk at a data science summit today (http://conf.dato.com) and someone said .. oh you are an engineer? How come you know about machine learning. o.O . It's almost like people expect over specialization into "data science" and "data engineering" these days and data engineers are supposed to blindly implement models by data scientists. Not that long ago people who built models also shipped them :P.
Day One: July 20th - Data Science Summit. This non-profit event is organized by Intel, Comcast, Pandora, Dato, Cloudera and O'Reilly Media. The Summit brings together researchers and data scientists from academia as well as industry to discuss state of the art data science, applied machine ...
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A good disturbance Drew :)
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Yaay. Though I would trust the Google scholar listings better. 
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Spark summit 2015 talk on Airbnb's price tips algorithms and implementation details in Spark using Aerosolve.
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I wrote the model training part of Aerosolve in Scala (and Spark) and just released it on github this morning. Have fun!

http://nerds.airbnb.com/aerosolve/
Have you ever wondered how Airbnb’s price tips for hosts works? In this dynamic pricing feature, we show hosts the probability of getting a booking (green for a higher chance, red for a lower chance), or predicted demand, and allow them to easily price their listings dynamically with a click of a button. Many features …
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I open sourced this machine learning library today 
Have you ever wondered how Airbnb’s price tips for hosts works? In this dynamic pricing feature, we show hosts the probability of getting a booking (green for a higher chance, red for a lower chance), or predicted demand, and allow them to easily price their listings dynamically with a click of a button. Many features …
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You gave a pretty good talk! Looking forward to hear more details @ ML group.
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I had to look up who Hayek was :P (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek)

https://twitter.com/AndreyFradkin/status/634200903126503425
Airbnb (@eigenhector, @bifrach, @daveholtz) wagers against Hayek with pricing engine for millions of unique listings http://nerds.airbnb.com/airbnb-machine-learning/ …
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The home sharing company overcame some challenges in using open source analytics technology Spark to help property owners determine rates and, ultimately, boost bookings. “If you know how to tune it, it goes very fast, but it's not for the faint of heart,” Airbnb software engineer Hector Yee says.
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Congratulations!!!
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Not bad at least two ex Googler projects on github trending this week. Aerosolve and CockroachDB. The name was interesting so I looked it up and it was supposed to be the open source equivalent of Spanner.
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Yes it is that one the wired article says this one doesn't have atomic clocks so it is slower
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/cockroachdb/
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Just open sourced this today:

http://nerds.airbnb.com/aerosolve/
Have you ever wondered how Airbnb’s price tips for hosts works? In this dynamic pricing feature, we show hosts the probability of getting a booking (green for a higher chance, red for a lower chance), or predicted demand, and allow them to easily price their listings dynamically with a click of a button. Many features …
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Dynamic pricing on #Airbnb  is live! I'll be talking about how this works next week at https://openair2015.com/
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I think this rose is called Joseph coat 
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I will check out Lowe's! :) Thanks!
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Work
Occupation
Software Engineer in AI
Employment
  • Airbnb, Inc.
    2014 - present
  • Google
    Research Engineer, 2007 - 2014
  • Petroglyph
    Senior 3D engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Dreamworks
    Rendering Specialist, 2002 - 2005
  • Electronic Arts
    Game engineer, 2000 - 2002
  • NASA
    Intern, 1995 - 1995
  • 3dfx
    Intern, 1996 - 1996
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San Francisco, CA
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Mountain View, CA - Singapore - Las Vegas, NV - Ithaca, NY - Palo Alto, CA
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Applied information theorist, avid foodie. Googler (images, self-driving cars, Google [x], Google Research, Youtube). Predictions using mathematics. (http://www.youtube.com/feed/recommended)
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Hector Yee's recent projects include writing the machine learning and camera perception for the Google self driving car, automatic labeling of millions of videos in YouTube, personalized video recommendations.
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Many millions of people see my work daily. Won an Emmy award for personalized video recommendations in Youtube.
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  • Cornell
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