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July 27, 2013 - Online Controlled Experiments

posted Jul 22, 2013, 9:22 PM by Hao Xu   [ updated Jul 22, 2013, 9:22 PM by 郭晓峰 ]
Featured Guest Speakers:
  Ya Xu: Staff Applied Researcher at LinkedIn
  Xin Fu: Principal Data Scientist Lead at LinkedIn

Event Topic
  online controlled experiments

Event Agenda:
1. What is an AB test.
2. Why should we run AB test.
3. what A/B testing is NOT good for.
4. organizational challenges of doing A/B testing or driving data-based decisions in general
5. How to properly analyze an A/B test to help make right decisions.

Date and Time
  1:30PM - 4:00PM, July. 27, 2013

  Google Bldg 2000-1-Briones Training Room (34) VC (2000 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043)

Speaker Brief Bio 
  Ya received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford in 2010. Before joining LinkedIn this May, she worked at Bing Data Mining and Whole Page Relevance Team at Microsoft as a Senior Applied Researcher from 2010 to 2013. Recently, her paper with several of her colleagues at Bing about running experiments at large scale got accepted to KDD'13. The paper can be downloaded at

  Xin receive his PhD in Human computer interaction from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He gained substantial experience in analyzing online user behavior to generate insights about user experience, business opportunities, and product strategies through his seven years' working experience at Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Event is free, but you need to register online at