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Statistics and Big Data at Google

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 15:00
Tim Hesterberg
Seminar
Room 2012, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)

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Abstract:  Google lives on data. Search, Ads, YouTube, Maps, ... - they all live on data. I'll tell some stories about how Google uses data and statistics, how Google is always experimenting to make improvements (yes, this includes your searches), and how Google adapts statistical ideas to do things that have never been done before.

No statistical background is required for this talk.

Afterwards, there will be opportunity for questions and for hearing about the formation of a UBC Data Science Club.