Sessions

  • What is UGC
  • Current Research Frontiers of UGC
  • UGC as a Testbed for Machine Learning
  • UGC in Action: Industry Spotlights

Detailed Program

Introductions

8:15 am - Meet and Greet over tea/coffee
8:45 am - Opening remarks
                Dr. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, IISc Bangalore

What is UGC (Session Chair : Balaraman Ravindran)

9:00 am - Noise to intelligence: Using social signals & NLP in analysing social media                 content
                Dr. Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad
9:30 am - Betting on goodness: How Google successfully lets users edit one of the most                 loved datasets in the planet!
                Jayanth Mysore, Homelane.com
10:00 am - Privacy and security in online social media (PSOSM)
                  Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
10:30 am - Engaging a community : What it takes to motivate people to contribute
                  Anurag Batra, Google

Coffee Break

11:00 am - Meet and Greet over tea/coffee

Current Research Frontiers of UGC (Session Chair : Chiranjib Bhattacharyya)

11:15 am - Dissemination biases of social media channels: On the topical coverage of                   socially shared news
                  Dr. Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur
11:45 am - Discovering response - Eliciting factors in social question answering
                  Dr. Partha Talukdar, IISc Bangalore
12:15 pm - Reviews and ratings spam: UGC's bane in e-commerce
                  Dr. Mohit Kumar, Flipkart
12:35 pm - TweetGrep & CrystalBall: Gauge and shape customer opinions in social media
                  Samik Datta, Flipkart
12:55 pm - Relating Romanized comments to news articles by inferring multi-glyphic                   topical correspondence
                  Goutham Tholpadi, Microsoft

Lunch Break

1:15 pm - Meet and Greet over lunch

UGC as a Testbed for Machine Learning (Session Chair : Partha Talukdar)

2:00 pm - Bridge correlational neural networks for multilingual multimodal representation                 learning
                Dr. Balaraman Ravindran, IIT Madras
2:30 pm - Estimating popularity from user generated content
                Dr. Saketha Nath J, IIT Bombay

UGC in Action: Industry Spotlights (Session Chair : Vasudeva Varma)

3:00 pm - Challenges in Auto-moderation of UGC on Google Maps
                Ashish Gupta, Google
3:20 pm - Crowdsourcing in governance and civic society
                Thejesh GN, DataMeet Trust
3:40 pm - Algorithms for position bias correction in ranked lists
                Anirban Majumder, Amazon
4:00 pm - Spam filtering at scale
                Uma Sawant, Linkedin
4:20 pm - Scaling the creation of multi-lingual content by empowering users to create                 hyper-local content
                Purvi Shah, PrathamBooks.Org
4:40 pm - Showuphotels demo: Combining UGC from multiple sources
                Anupam Mediratta, ShowUpHotels.Com

Closing

5:00 pm - Closing remarks
                Dr. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, IISc Bangalore
5:10 pm - Meet and Greet over tea/coffee






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