June 22nd meetup: the videos

The videos from the 3rd RecysFR talks are online:

Slides: http://fr.slideshare.net/recsysfr/recommendation-deezer

Slides: http://fr.slideshare.net/recsysfr/preference-elicitation-in-mangaki-is-your-taste-kinda-weird

Slides: http://fr.slideshare.net/recsysfr/using-neural-networks-to-predict-user-ratings

Slides: http://fr.slideshare.net/recsysfr/flexible-recommender-systems-based-on-graphs

June 22nd: the lineup


This 3rd session will be hosted by Deezer.

It will start with an introduction by Benoit Mathieu, Lead Software Engineer at Deezer.

We will then have three talks:

• Jill-Jênn Vie, Mangaki. “Preference Elicitation in Mangaki: is your taste kinda weird?”

• Florian Strub, UnivLille, CRIStAL, Inria. “Using Neural Networks to predict user ratings”

Kernix. “Flexible Recommender System Based On Graph.”

The talks will be followed by a casual networking time over food and drinks.

The meetup is free. You just have to register here

March 23rd Meetup: Videos are online

The videos from the talks of the second edition of the RecsysFR meetup are now available online.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/recommendation-priceministerrakuten-road-to-personalization

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/rakuten-institute-of-technology-paris

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/story-of-the-algorithms-behind-deezer-flow

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/new-tools-from-the-bandit-literature-to-improve-ab-testing

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/tailormade-personalization-and-recommendation-sailendra

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/recsysfr/recommendations-at-senscritique-mixing-social-and-machine-learning

March 23rd Meetup: slides are available!

The slides from the talks of the second edition of the RecsysFR meetup are now available online.

Story of the algorithms behind Deezer Flow by Benoit Mathieu & Thomas Boubca, Deezer

Thanks again to the speakers, to our host: PriceMinister and to the audience. We had a great time and hope to see you at the next event.

March 23rd Meetup: Registrations are open


The RecSysFR meetup will be back for a new session on March 23rd at 19:00 in PriceMinister-Rakuten office – 92 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris.

The meetup is free, you only have to register on: http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/RecSysFR/events/229258451/

After an introduction by Patrick Herrmann, PriceMinister CTO – our host for this session, we will have four talks:

• Benoit Mathieu & Thomas Boubca, Deezer“A story of algorithms behind Deezer Flow”
• Emilie Kaufmann, CNRS & CRIStAL: “New tools from the bandit literature to improve A/B Testing”
• Régis Lhoste, Sailendra: “Tailor-made personalization and recommendation”
• Xavier Rampino, SensCritique: “Recommendations at SensCritique – Mixing social and machine learning.”

The talks will be followed by a casual networking time over food and drinks.

NB: only registered attendees will be allowed to participate to the meetup.


Dec. 1st meetup: slides are available!

The first recommenders FR meetup was a success with around 50 participants. We had four talks mixing various aspects of recommender systems:

Xavier Dupré (Microsoft, ENSAE) spoke about practical considerations regarding recommender systems in production:

Jérémie Mary (INRIA) presented his work on contextual bandits for recommendation, and gave a wide overview of the current state of the scientific literature on the subject:

Vincent Michel and David Mas (Big Data Europe – PriceMinister – Rakuten group) talked about their current production setup for product recommendation within Rakuten group:

Simon Dollé (Criteo) spoke about the difficulties surrounding product recommendation at scale for display advertising:


Thanks a lot to all the speakers for their presentation, we had a great time and we hope to be popping up a second recommenders FR meetup soon!

Dec 1st Meetup: Register now!

The meetup is shaping up and we’ve just open the registration process. Remember that our meetup is free and will happen on Dec 1st from 6:30pm until 9pm at the Criteo office in Paris: 32 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris.

We’ll hear the following talks:

  • Xavier Dupré, Microsoft
  • Jérémie Mary, INRIA: Recommender systems in a sequential context
  • Vincent Michel and David Mas, Big Data Europe / PriceMinister – Rakuten: Recommendations @ Rakuten Group
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Mazaré, Criteo: Large scale recommendation for display advertising

The talks will be followed by a casual networking time over food and drinks. To register, just use the box below or go to EventBrite.