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    Two-years postdoctoral position on Contextual recommendations

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    The goal of a recommendation strategy is to estimate a user’s interest for items she has not expressed interest for before, and return the items she is most likely to appreciate.
    Context-aware recommendations refer to the need to take into account additional information in serving recommendations in serving content to users. Context refers to many different dimensions, temporal (time of day or time of year), geographical (at home or at work), presence of absence of others (in the company of friends or in the company of kids), etc. Context can be utilized at various stages of the recommendation process, including at the pre-filtering and the post-filtering stages and also as an integral part of the contextual modelling. This project aims at investigating how various techniques of using the contextual information can be combined into a single recommendation approach to improve recommendation accuracy. These techniques will be applied in a real use-case provided by our industrial partner, Total.

    Challenges:
    – Understand which dimensions are relevant for our use case
    – Understand the changing nature of context
    – Design algorithms for contextual recommendation
    – Collaborate with marketing experts from Total to apply this research in real-world testing scenarios

    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
    Required Skills:
    A strong desire to implement systems that use the latest scientific results
    A good command of English
    Ability to work as part of a team
    Sufficient educational background to understand the science and mathematics involved in machine learning/ data mining algorithms
    Coding proficiency in at least one of Java, C++, Python

    Desired Skills:
    Practical experience with recommendation systems on a variety of datasets

    ABOUT TOTAL
    Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total. With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development. Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.

    The position is available immediately.
    To apply, contact Vincent Leroy and Sihem Amer-Yahia