Apple sponsored the annual conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). This conference focuses on all aspects of the data science lifecycle, from data cleaning and preparation, to data transformation and the dissemination of results. KDD took place virtually from August 14 to 18.

Accepted Papers

Workshop Accepted Paper

Smooth Sequential Optimization with Delayed Feedback

Srivas Chennu, Jamie Martin, Puli Liyanagama, Phil Mohr

Affinity Events

Apple sponsored “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” day which was held on Sunday, August 15.

Learn more about Apple’s company-wide efforts in inclusion and diversity.

Let's innovate together. Build amazing machine-learned experiences with Apple. Discover opportunities for researchers, students, and developers by visiting our Work With Us page.

Related readings and updates.

KDD 2022

Apple sponsored the 28th annual ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). KDD was held in Washington D.C. from August 14 to 18. It is an interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.

See event details

Smooth Sequential Optimization with Delayed Feedback

This paper was accepted at the workshop on Bayesian Causal Inference for Real World Interactive Systems at the KDD 2021 conference. Stochastic delays in feedback lead to unstable sequential learning using multi-armed bandits. Recently, empirical Bayesian shrinkage has been shown to improve reward estimation in bandit learning. Here, we propose a novel adaptation to shrinkage that estimates smoothed reward estimates from windowed cumulative…
See paper details