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Wednesday, June 28 • 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Plenary Session # 5: Automated Product Safety Issue Detection Using Online Reviews

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Hundreds of products are recalled annually because of issues that can cause injury or death. Consumers often spot these issues and complain about them online, long before the first serious injury or death occurs. As engineering students at the University of Waterloo, we applied machine learning to a corpus of millions of reviews from across the internet, and a database of thousands of recalls, to create a system to identify product safety issues that consumers mention. In this talk we present how we did this, what we found, and how these techniques can be applied to help consumer protection agencies and corporations identify issues before serious injury or death occurs.

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Graham Bleaney

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Graham Bleaney is a Systems Design Engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, with broad ranging passions in the area of software development. He has published a paper on low-level C++ memory optimizations, but also enjoys working on higher level machine learning topics... Read More →
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Matthew Kuzyk

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Matthew Kuzyk is a Systems Design Engineer with experience building scalable backend systems. His internship experience ranges from work on security infrastructure, natural language systems, and e-commerce sites. He has worked at companies such as Yelp and Harry's.
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Hossein Mayanloo

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Hossein Mayanloo is one of the founding members of Total Recall and has a passion for artificial intelligence and data science. Prior to starting this project, Hossein has engineered software for Google, built machine learned models for Amazon, and was also a data scientist for Facebook... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 3:40pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H