The rapid evolution of deep learning technologies and the explosion of diverse user interaction traces have brought significant challenges and opportunities to recommendation and personalized systems. In this workshop, we discussed recent trends and techniques in user modeling and presented our work on immersive recommendation systems. These systems learn users’ preferences from diverse digital trace modalities (text, image and unstructured data streams) in a wide range of recommendation domains (creative art, food, news, and events). The workshop included a light tutorial on OpenRec, an open source framework that enables quick prototyping of complex recommender systems via modularization.
This workshop is based on research and development done at Cornell Tech as part of the Connected Experiences Lab, supported by Oath and NSF.