Profile

Cover photo
Peter Skomoroch
Works at Common Crawl
Attended Brandeis University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
1,466 followers|51,732 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

 
Amazing: Liam Neeson "Taken 3" contest to Endorse your particular set of @LinkedIn Skills
1
2
Esther Gons's profile photoStephanie Gagne's profile photo
 
Ok want...
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
REQUEST TO REVIEW:
Dear Professor LeCun,

Given your expertise in the field and, particularly, the link between the topics faced in submission XXXX and your research activities, I am inviting you to be a reviewer for the above mentioned article.

I would very much appreciate it if you could promptly find the time to give a quick look at this article and decide whether you can accept the invitation to review it. If you kindly accept the invitation, please return your report within 4 weeks after you accepted the invitation.


MY RESPONSE:
Dear Professor YYY,

Although this paper seems to fall squarely in my area of expertise, I must decline to review it.

I have pledged to no longer do any volunteer work, including reviewing, for non-open access publications, which unfortunately includes pretty much every publication from [commercial-publisher].

In fact [commercial-publisher] is one of the worst offenders in the rear-guard battle of commercial scientific publishers against open access. Why should people pay $31 to read individual papers when they could get them for free if they were published by JMLR?

Incidentally, I have proposed a new publishing model based on open
access and an open, post-publication reviewing system.
It is described here:
http://yann.lecun.com/ex/pamphlets/publishing-models.html
Your comments and suggestions would be welcome.

We are experimenting with this new model in the context of the
first International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2013)
representationlearning2013

Sincerely,

  -- Yann LeCun
23 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yesterday, I wrote a post about the ways that government could work to make sure that software jobs stay in the United States. (And there's more here, at The New Yorker.) Three main ways include
1
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
As I mentioned on an earlier post, +LinkedIn now has a socially engineered "skills" engine within member profiles.  The skills are curated in pages with helpful links PLUS a short list of leading people in that skill area.
Here's the list (curated) of +Google+ leaders on LinkedIn.
Now, I'm not saying that anyone should be concerned about their own participation on LinkedIn.  G+ and LI are rather different in experience and purpose.  But you should recognize a few of our G+ leading engagers, including +Louis Gray and +Chris Chabot! 
16
In this Circle:
Add people
1
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Want to be involved in Strata 2013? (Feb 26-28, Santa Clara, CA)

Deadline for proposals is 11:59pm today. Hurry! 
View original post
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,466 people
Julie Steele's profile photo
Jitendra Patel's profile photo
Kseniya Homich's profile photo
Subhasish Das's profile photo
Waleed Qureshi's profile photo
Max O's profile photo
Adrian Gibbs's profile photo
j verzani's profile photo
Michael DelNegro's profile photo

Peter Skomoroch

Discussion  - 
Lucene Revolution is the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr. I recently gave a keynote presentation at Lucene Revolution that described the critical role that search and Lucene have in building next generation products that understand professional reputation and relevance. The talk described how data science and machine learning have been applied at LinkedIn to grow, interpret, and index data around topical reputation ...
1
Jeff Jockisch's profile photoPeter Skomoroch's profile photo
3 comments
 
Yes, we run classifiers trained on the different sense clusters detected for each phrase to decide which sense was intended.
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
1
Nick Kypreos's profile photo
 
Here's the funny part: Mitt doesn't scare me, and his being multiple choice isn't all that bad. It means he'd roll over when fighting with the legislative branch. Of course... then congress would be running the show... That is scary.  We're all doomed; let's give up and invent an economy based on user "likes." 
Add a comment...

Peter Skomoroch

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have been curious since its launch last week why a uniquely professional and highly efficient social network would potentially cheapen the user experience with a very Facebook feature. Now that the ...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
1,466 people
Julie Steele's profile photo
Jitendra Patel's profile photo
Kseniya Homich's profile photo
Subhasish Das's profile photo
Waleed Qureshi's profile photo
Max O's profile photo
Adrian Gibbs's profile photo
j verzani's profile photo
Michael DelNegro's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur, Data Scientist, Product Leader
Employment
  • Common Crawl
    Advisor, 2011 - present
  • Data Collective
    Equity Partner, 2011 - present
  • LinkedIn
    Principal Data Scientist, 2009 - 2013
  • Juice Analytics
  • Data Wrangling
  • AOL Search
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Profitlogic (now Oracle)
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Providence, RI - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MA - Liverpool, NY
Story
Tagline
Creating intelligent systems to automate and enable better decisions. Entrepreneur, Investor, ex Principal Data Scientist @LinkedIn. Machine Learning, Product, Networks
Introduction
I'm an entrepreneur, data scientist, and product manager based in San Francisco. My main focus is building intelligent systems to automate manual processes and help people make better decisions. I specialize in solving difficult algorithmic challenges, leading cross-functional teams, and developing engaging product features powered by data and machine learning.

Most recently, I applied my skills to the consumer internet space at LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, where I was an early member of the data science team. As Principal Data Scientist, I led a data product team focused on reputation, search, and shipping data driven products.  I was also the creator of Skills & Endorsements, one of the fastest growing new products in LinkedIn's history.

Before joining LinkedIn, I was Director of Analytics at Juice Analytics and a Senior Research Engineer at AOL Search.  In a previous life, I developed price optimization models for Fortune 500 retailers, studied machine learning at MIT, and worked on Biodefense projects for DARPA and The Department of Defense. I have a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Brandeis University and research experience in Biology and Neuroscience.
Bragging rights
Creator of LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements
Education
  • Brandeis University
  • MIT
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Pete Skomoroch