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August, 2009. Please see here
for details about our exciting run to the Netflix Grand Prize - combining with
Pragmatic Theory and Big Chaos to win the $1M Grand Prize!|
Previous updates about our team:
December 10, 2008 We are proud to be the recipient's of Netflix' 2008 Progress Prize!. This year, we combined with our colleagues at Commendo Research in Austria to get to a 9.44% improvement over Netflix' Cinematch algorithm.
November, 2008 Our BellKor Team was featured in a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine! Read the article online or check out the accompanying video.
March 21, 2008: An update on our progress in the Netflix Prize.
Team BellKor/KorBell - Netflix Progress Prize Winners
Team BellKor is made up of Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, from the Statistics Research group in AT&T Labs, and Yehuda Koren,
who recently left AT&T Labs for Yahoo! Research in Israel. Our team
has won the first two $50,000 Progress Prizes awarded by Netflix as
part of their $1 Million competition to improve their recommendation
Check out their current performance on the Netflix
leaderboard, and watch this AT&T Tech Channel
with researchers Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky.
the best score at the one
year anniversary of the competition, they won
the coveted Progress Prize. Netflix sent a cool commemorative
plaque, although at a square meter in size,
and weighing almost 200 pounds it is more like a monument!
Thank You We would
like to thank Netflix for putting on a heck of a competition. The
nature of the competition and especially the collaborative spirit of
the participants has made this an exciting and rewarding scientific
endeavor. We also would like to thank all of our competitors on the
leaderboard for pushing us harder and forcing us to come up with the
best possible solution. We look forward to chasing the million bucks
with you all!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org