Padhraic Smyth Advises Netflix on its Prediction Competition With a $1 Million Prize


Padhraic Smyth, director of the Center for Machine Learning and professor of information and computer science, will participate as a judge for the Netflix competition, which boasts a hefty $1 million prize. This competition seeks to improve the task of predicting user ratings of Neflix movies. Smyth will assist in the evaluation of qualifying submissions.