Episode number six of Recsperts is about purpose-aware privacy-preserving data for recommender systems. My guest is Manel Slokom, who is a 4th year PhD student at Delft University of Technology. She served as student volunteer at RecSys for three years in a row before becoming student volunteer co-chair herself in 2021. In addition to her work on privacy and fairness, she also dedicates herself to simulation and in particular synthetic data for recommender systems - also co-organizing the 1st SimuRec Workshop as part of RecSys 2021.
In episode two I am joined by Even Oldridge, Senior Manager at NVIDIA, who is leading the Merlin Team. These people are working on an open-source framework for building large-scale deep learning recommender systems and have already won numerous RecSys competitions.