Talk Abstract: Fashion Recommendations at ASOS: Challenges, Approaches and Learnings
In this talk, we discuss our journey in the design and development of recommender systems for our platform. We first discuss the technical and business challenges we faced when starting to build our recommendation engine. Next, we explore the main characteristics of the fashion domain and how we approached the importance of incorporating domain knowledge within our recommendation framework.
We then detail various use cases we have been working on, such as product recommendations, related products, out of stock recommendations, category recommendations and visual browsing. In addition, we illustrate how various important other functions and elements contribute to the success of a recommender system and what specific challenges we faced in putting our algorithms into a production environment.
We conclude the talk by outlining our data science roadmap, which includes context-aware recommendations, session-based recommendations and tensor decomposition techniques.
Bio: Roberto Pagliari is a Data Scientist at ASOS, where he works in recommender systems and leads the R\&D activities within the Data Science Team. He was previously with Vencore Labs and Qualcomm Inc. and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.