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The Promise and Challenges of Recommendation Systems for the DoD

November 2020 Presentation
John Wohlbier

This presentation describes recommendation systems, their potential use by the Department of Defense (DoD), and the impact of CMU SEI's research in this area.


Software Engineering Institute


This presentation explores concepts in recommendation systems, with a focus on data motion (the most expensive part of a calculation for a recommendation system). The topics addressed include the concepts and foundations of recommendation systems, their applications to Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community, Facebook's Deep Learning Recommendation Model (DLRM), and MLPerf. Advanced computing in the SEI Emerging Technology Center (ETC), CMU SEI advances in DLRM, and the impact of this research work round out the presentation.