Statistics at Google Scale

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Diane Lambert (Google Inc.)
From the perspective of a statistician, Google is a big statistical analysis engine that collects, organizes, summarizes and analyzes data to provide users with information anywhere, any time. This talk will present some of the challenges in combining huge amounts of data (some of which would not traditionally be thought of as data), well-established statistical principles and sometimes new twists to improve search, ads and apps.

Diane Lambert is a statistician who has made a long career out of learning how to wrestle with, and sometimes tame, data. She is now a research scientist at Google, focused on solving Google-scale problems ranging from network monitoring to display ad effectiveness.