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September 14, 2023

Navigating the Trenches: Managerial Challenges in Machine Learning for Anti-Abuse

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In this tech vision talk, Milinda delves into the unique managerial challenges in machine learning for anti-abuse. Topics include balancing the high-pressure demands of the field with a healthy outlook, aligning with the goals of other teams and the importance of building trust within and outside a team.

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Engineering Manager of Machine Learning, LinkedIn

Milinda Lakkam manages a team focused on developing machine learning models to prevent abuse and detect automation on the LinkedIn platform. Prior to becoming a manager, Milinda was an individual contributor on teams in the anti-abuse space at LinkedIn and Twitter, focusing on anti-automation, fake accounts, and account compromise. Milinda received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016 and did her undergraduate work at IIT Madras.