Anthill Inside 2018

On the current state of academic research, practice and development regarding Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.


Product Size Recommendation for Fashion E-commerce

Submitted by lavanya TS (@lavanyats) on Monday, 14 May 2018

Section: Crisp Talk Technical level: Intermediate Status: Confirmed & Scheduled

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Recommending product sizes to customers is an important problem in the e-commerce domain. Though e-commerce is becoming increasingly popular, products such as apparel and shoes remain challenging to buy online and record high return rates. A key customer pain point that leads to excessive product returns is the size-fit problem. This talk (based on the linked WWW 2018 paper) describes some recent machine learning models that were built for product size recommendation.


I this talk, I would like to give a brief overview of the size recommendation problem in the domain of fashion e-commerce, discuss possible approaches and machine learning models to address this problem.

What is the size reecommendation problem
What are the challenges recommending size online
Possible approaches / Size recommendation ML models
Experimental results

Note that the speaker is not currently with Amazon - though the talk is based on recent work by the speaker publilshed in WWW 2018 while at Amazon.

Speaker bio

Dr. Lavanya Tekumalla is a Machine Learning Scientist/independant consultant. She has worked in the industry for over 7 years in various roles at (Seattle, Bangalore), InMobi (Bangalore) and Myntra (Bangalore) that she thoroughly enjoyed. She has received a PhD from the Machine Learning Lab @ CSA, IISc, Bangalore and a masters in Computer Graphics from the University of Utah. Her research interests include Natural Language Understanding, Machine Learning - particularly Probabilistic Modeling and efficient techniques for approximate inference.




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