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Submitted Paper: Accelerating Distributed Big Data Recommendation in Spark

posted Sep 3, 2015, 9:55 PM by Hans De Sterck   [ updated Dec 24, 2015, 3:06 PM ]
Best Paper Award at ICPADS 2015! - We submitted "Algorithmic Acceleration of Parallel ALS for Collaborative Filtering: Speeding up Distributed Big Data Recommendation in Spark" (Winlaw, Hynes, Caterini, De Sterck). See http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.03110.

Great teamwork: Anthony did the initial investigations as an undergraduate researcher, Manda did the detailed serial tests, and Mike did the distributed Spark implementation.

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