Keynote speaker (2013):
Alejandro Jaimes leads the Social Media Engagement Research (SOMER) and Learning for Multimedia and Vision (LMV) groups in Barcelona and Bangalore. His activities include performing research and setting the research strategies in those two areas, directly contributing to several Yahoo! products including Yahoo! News, Image and Video search, Flickr, and other media products. Previously, he worked at Telefonica, IDIAP-EPFL, Fuji Xerox, IBM, Siemens, and AT&T Bell Labs. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research is on Human-Centered Computing, at the intersection of web-scale data analysis and user experience, with a particular focus on cultural differences in the context of social media and user engagement (social network analysis, data mining, user modeling, personalization, recommendations).