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Evangelia Christakopoulou
Senior Software Engineer, Apple Media Products

My research interests lie in the intersection of fields of Data Mining and Machine Learning and their application to real world problems. My focus is on the exciting area of Recommender Systems, specifically on ways to improve the quality of top-N recommendation.

I recently graduated with a Ph.D. from the Computer Science department at the University of Minnesota, under the great supervision of Prof. George Karypis.

I come from the amazingly beautiful country of Greece.
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Recent News
  • March 2018: Starting work at Apple as Senior Software Engineer, Apple Media Products.
  • February 2018: Graduated from the Ph.D. Program!
  • February 2018: Served as SIGIR Program Committee Member.
  • January 2018: Defended my Ph.D. Dissertation!
  • November 2017: Gave an invited talk on "Improving the Quality of Top-N Recommendation" at Apple and Criteo.
  • September 2017: Got invited to and attended the Google Ph.D. Student Summit.
  • July 2017: Served as CIKM Short Paper Program Committee Member.
  • May 2017: Passed my Ph.D. thesis proposal.
  • December 2016: Presented a poster and got a travel award at WIML.
  • September 2016: Received a best long paper award at RecSys!