Achievements

  • Expedia Challenge: Personalize Expedia Hotel Searches - ICDM 2013
    Kaggle Competition (11/2013)
     
  • KDD Cup 2012: 2nd place (Track 2) - together with Opera Solutions
    ACM Sig Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (08/2012)
     
  • KDD Cup 2011: 2nd place (Track 1) & 3rd place (Track 2)
    ACM Sig Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (08/2011)
     
  • KDD Cup 2010: 3rd place.
    ACM Sig Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (06/2010)
     
  • INNOward 2010.
    The State Economic Chamber Styria, Austria (02/2010)
     
  • Austrian Federal State Award 'Consulting/Knowledge based services' .
    Republic of Austria, Federal Ministry of Economy (11/2009)
     
  • Western Styrian Business Award - Category Innovation
    Wirtschaftsbund Steiermark - Voitsberg, Austria (10/2009)
     
  • ebiz egovernment Award Styria: 2nd place.
    Federal Chancellery Austria and Report Verlag, Austria. (10/2009)
     
  • Netflix Prize: Grand Prize Winner.
    Netflix Inc., USA. (09/2009)
     
  • Constantinus Award 2009: 2nd place (Category: Information Technology).
    The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber - UBIT, Austria (06/2009)
     
  • Netflix Prize: Progress Prize Winner 2008.
    Netflix Inc., USA (12/2008)
     
  • Strands $100K Call for Recommender Systems 2008: Finalist.
    Strands Inc., USA (10/2008)