KDD Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Podcasts (MLDM4P), 2018

Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM August 20

Location: ICC London Suite Room 4 (Level 0), co-located with KDD


Time Event
8:30–8:40 Introduction and Welcome
8:40–9:30 Session I: Finding and Consuming Podcasts

Podcast Creators Panel

Moderator: Julie Riederer - Senior User Researcher, Spotify

Suchandrika Chakrabarti - Creator of Black Mirror Cracked podcast,Freelance Journalist and Trainer

Nastaran Tavakoli-Far - The Gender Knot Podcast host, BBC radio reporter/host, journalist

Lauren Hutchinson - BBC Reporter and Creator at TomorrowNeverKnows

Rosie Jones - Spotify

Talk title: Podcasts at Spotify

9:30–10:00 Coffee Break
10:00–11:30 Session II: Podcasts Search and Recommendation

Martha Larson - Delft University of Technology

Talk title: Ten Shortcuts to Avoid in Podcast Mining (from Two Decades of Spoken Content Experience)

Gareth Jones - Dublin City University

Talk title: What do you want? - satisfying user information needs in podcast search

Maarten de Rijke - University of Amsterdam

Talk title: Modeling and Predicting Podcast User Behavior

11:30–12:00 Session III: Applications & Industry

Ahmet Gundogdu - WarnerMedia Applied Analytics Solution

Talk title: Recognizing Film Entities in Podcasts

Yu Wang - Himalaya Media

Talk title: Brief history of podcasting in China, and where it’s heading







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Longqi Yang

Cornell Tech, Cornell University

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Rosie Jones


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Yu Wang


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Deborah Estrin

Cornell Tech, Cornell University


Additional Steering Committee


If you have any questions, please contact Longqi Yang