Pallika Kanani - Principal Member of Technical Staff
Pallika Leads the Data Science team within the Machine Learning Research Group at Oracle Labs. Her team works closely with several different product groups across Oracle on real world applications of Machine Learning. These application domains include Sales, Marketing, HR, Retail, Finance, Healthcare, and Social Media Analytics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. She is interested in information extraction, semi-supervised and transfer learning, model interpretability, and active information acquisition.
She did her PhD at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, under Prof. Andrew McCallum and her MS from New York University. She has won the department award for Accomplishments in Search and Mining sponsored by Yahoo!, the Verizon Rising Star Fellowship, and the PAKDD'10 Best Student Paper Runner Up Award. Along the way, she interned for the Watson Jeopardy! project at IBM, worked on Bing at Microsoft Research, played with algorithmic trading at Deutche Bank, analyzed babies' growth in a psychology lab, tutored students for GRE, and worked in the family chemical manufacturing business. She also serves as a senior advisory board member for Women in Machine Learning (WiML).