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Data Science @ Regensburg goes Berlin: iSchool Special

Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

As part of the Industry Partnership activities within the European / African iSchools Region ( we are very pleased to announce the first iSchool Meetup to take place in Berlin on 12 April. 

The first confirmed speaker is Alexander Buchholz, Senior Applied Scientist at Amazon.


Amazon Music ranks millions of items to personalize its customer experience. In this talk we will provide a perspective on the scientific questions that we encounter for training and evaluating learning-to-rank models. We will touch upon topics like unbiased off-policy learning and evaluation, data collection and model deployment from an industry point of view. We will highlight our latest contributions and discuss the challenges that we face on a daily basis.

Short Bio

Alexander Buchholz is a senior applied scientist at Amazon Music in Berlin. Prior to joining Amazon Music he was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, UK. He received his PhD in computational statistics from the University Paris Saclay and studied Economics, Mathematics and Statistics in Berlin, Paris and Cambridge, MA.

Signing up for the event is possible here:

Zoom access details will be offered if you cannot make it to Berlin. 

The organizers welcome everyone who is interested to participate in the event. The event is free of charge.



Friday, April 12, 2024 | 4:00PM - 7:00 PM UTC+2



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