Biography

Yannet is an Assistant Professor at University of San Francisco. Her research interests are data mining and applied statistics, using large datasets. She solves problems from advertising, viral media and on-line social networks. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Havana, Cuba. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. She worked for five years as a Data Scientist at Google. She co-founded Akualab, a start-up that helped organizations develop data-driven products using machine intelligence. She has designed data science courses for Berkeley and USF and is currently teaching full time for USF's Master's in Data Science program.

Education
PhD, Applied Mathematics, Cornell University
Publications

Interian, Y., Rideout, V., Keanery, V.P., Efstathios, G., Morin, O., Cheung, J., Solberg, T. and Valdes, G. (2018). Deep Nets vs Expert-Designed Features in Medical Physics: An IMRT QA case study. Forthcoming from Medical Physics.

Sundar Dorai-Raj, Yannet Interian, Igor Naverniouk and Dan Zigmond. Adapting Online Advertising Techniques to Television. Online Multimedia Advertising: Techniques and Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey PA, 2011, pp. 148- 165 (Book Chapter)

Adrian Ulges, Yannet Interian, Luciano Sbaiz. Predictive Modeling of User Behavior on YouTube. (2011)

Catching a viral video Tom Broxton, Yannet Interian, Jon Vaver Vaver, Miriam Wattenhofer Catching a viral video. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems volume 40, issue 2, year 2013, pp. 241 - 259 (Shorter version IEEE SIASP@ICDM 2010)

H De Arazoza, R Lounesl, T Hoang, Y Interian. Modeling HIV epidemic under contact tracing – the Cuban case. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine 2 (4), 267-274, 2010

Sundar Dorai-Raj, Yannet Interian, Dan Zigmond. Evaluating TV Ad Campaigns Using Set-Top Box Data. Re:Think 2010

Yannet Interian, Sundar Dorai-Raj, Igor Naverniouk, P. J. Opalinski, Kaustuv, Dan Zigmond. Ad Quality On TV: Predicting Television Audience Retention. Proceedings of International workshop on Data Mining and Audience Intelligence for Advertising (ADKDD), 2009

Dan Zigmond, Sundar Dorai-Raj, Yannet Interian, Igor Naverniouk. Measuring Advertising Quality on Television: Deriving Meaningful Metrics from Audience Retention Data. Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 49, 2009, pp. 419-428

Yannet Interian, Kaustuv, Igor Naverniouk, P. J. Opalinski, Sundar Dorai-Raj, Dan Zigmond. Do Viewers Care? Understanding the impact of ad creatives on TV viewing behavior . Re:Think 2009

Dan Zigmond, Yannet Interian, Steve Lanning, John Hawkins, Raimundo Mirisola, Simone Rowe, Yaroslav Volovich. When Viewers Control the Schedule: Measuring the Impact of Digital Video Recording on TV Viewership. Key Issues Forums at ARF Audience Measurement Conference, 2009

Richard Durrett , Yannet Interian. Genomic Midpoints: Computation and Evolutionary Implications. (2006)

Yacine Boufkhad, Olivier Dubois, Yannet Interian, Bart Selman. Regular Random k-SAT: Properties of Balanced Formulas. J. Autom. Reasoning 35(1-3): 181-200, 2005

Yannet Interian. Approximation Algorithm for Random MAX-kSAT. In International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing SAT 2004. Full version in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 173-182, 2004

Hubie Chen, Yannet Interian. A Model for Generating Random Quantified Boolean Formulas. In Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Arti- cial Intelligence (IJCAI), 66-71, 2005

Yannet Interian. Backdoor Sets for random 3-SAT. In International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing SAT 2003