Machine Learning Problems at Target

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Mauricio Flores (Target Corporation)
PhD and Master's students would likely benefit the most from this talk. There will be some discussion on opportunities at Target.

The introduction of this talk will provide an overview of the AI sciences organization at Target and discuss summer internship opportunities. The remainder of the talk will overview the kinds of machine learning problems Target deals with, and dive into three such problems, in the fields of recommender systems and computer vision.

Mauricio Flores received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 2018, under the supervision of Jeff Calder & Gilad Lerman. He is currently a Lead AI Scientist at Target, where he builds machine learning as well as computer vision models for visually compatible recommendations, and more recently, for damage detection in Target’s distribution centers.