Mohammad Ashiful Islam

Senior Data Scientist , Wattpad

Mo is a Senior Data Scientist at Wattpad, where he is responsible for designing and building recommender systems which help its users to discover contents efficiently. Mo holds a Masters degree in AI specialization and his academic research work had been influenced by nature inspired AI algorithms, which involved building an AI model that could learn a near-optimal ranking function from data using Genetic Algorithm and his thesis titled “RankGPES: Learning-To-Rank for Recommender Systems using Genetic Programming with Evolutionary Strategies”. His current focus is applying Deep Learning techniques for Recommender Systems. Prior to joining Wattpad, he worked in the social media analytics sector and founded his own AI startup company.

Session June 12, Room 202, 4:30PM Back to Speakers Page