Search is one of the most important applications used on the internet, but it also poses some of the most interesting challenges in computer science. Providing high-quality search requires understanding across a wide range of computer science disciplines, from lower-level systems issues like computer architecture and distributed systems to applied areas like information retrieval, machine learning, data mining, and user interface design.
In this talk Magnus will describe some of the challenges in these areas. In particular, he will highlight some of the behind-the-scenes pieces of infrastructure that have been built in order to operate Google's services.
Important: This talk will take place in room C2, house C (not Visionen). We will start at 18:15.
UppLYSning is arranged by Lysator in cooperation with the Department of Computer and Information Science, the Department of Electrical Engineering and UNIT. See www.lysator.liu.se/upplysning for more information.