Patents by Inventor Abbas Kazerouni

Abbas Kazerouni has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210209195
    Abstract: Sequential hypothesis testing in a digital medium environment is described using continuous data. To begin, a model is received that defines at least one data distribution. Testing data is also received that describes an effect of user interactions with the plurality of options of digital content on achieving an action using continuous non-binary data. Values of parameters of the model are then estimated for each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data. In one example. A variance estimate is then generated based on the estimated values of the parameters of the model for each option of the plurality of options. From this, a determination is made as to a decision boundary based on the variance estimate and an estimate for a mean value of each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Abbas Kazerouni, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh
  • Patent number: 11042603
    Abstract: Sequential hypothesis testing in a digital medium environment is described using continuous data. To begin, a model is received that defines at least one data distribution. Testing data is also received that describes an effect of user interactions with the plurality of options of digital content on achieving an action using continuous non-binary data. Values of parameters of the model are then estimated for each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data. In one example. A variance estimate is then generated based on the estimated values of the parameters of the model for each option of the plurality of options. From this, a determination is made as to a decision boundary based on the variance estimate and an estimate for a mean value of each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Abbas Kazerouni, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh
  • Patent number: 11004011
    Abstract: A digital medium environment includes an action processing application that performs actions including personalized recommendation. A learning algorithm operates on a sample-by-sample basis (e.g., each instance a user visits a web page) and recommends an optimistic action, such as an action found by maximizing an expected reward, or a base action, such as an action from a baseline policy with known expected reward, subject to a safety constraint. The safety constraint requires that the expected performance of playing optimistic actions is at least as good as a predetermined percentage of the known performance of playing base actions. Thus, the learning algorithm is conservative during exploratory early stages of learning, and does not play unsafe actions. Furthermore, since the learning algorithm is online and can learn with each sample, it converges quickly and is able to track time varying parameters better than learning algorithms that learn on a block basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Abbas Kazerouni
  • Publication number: 20200250527
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides computing systems and methods directed to active learning and may provide advantages or improvements to active learning applications for skewed data sets. A challenge in training and developing high-quality models for many supervised learning scenarios is obtaining labeled training examples. This disclosure provides systems and methods for active learning on a training dataset that includes both labeled and unlabeled datapoints. In particular, the systems and methods described herein can select (e.g., at each of a number of iterations) a number of the unlabeled datapoints for which labels should be obtained to gain additional labeled datapoints on which to train a machine-learned model (e.g., machine-learned classifier model). Generally, the disclosure provides cost-effective methods and systems for selecting data to improve machine-learned models in applications such as the identification of content items in text, images, and/or audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Qi Zhao, Abbas Kazerouni, Sandeep Tata, Jing Xie, Marc Najork
  • Publication number: 20180225589
    Abstract: A digital medium environment includes an action processing application that performs actions including personalized recommendation. A learning algorithm operates on a sample-by-sample basis (e.g., each instance a user visits a web page) and recommends an optimistic action, such as an action found by maximizing an expected reward, or a base action, such as an action from a baseline policy with known expected reward, subject to a safety constraint. The safety constraint requires that the expected performance of playing optimistic actions is at least as good as a predetermined percentage of the known performance of playing base actions. Thus, the learning algorithm is conservative during exploratory early stages of learning, and does not play unsafe actions. Furthermore, since the learning algorithm is online and can learn with each sample, it converges quickly and is able to track time varying parameters better than learning algorithms that learn on a block basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Abbas Kazerouni
  • Publication number: 20180129760
    Abstract: Sequential hypothesis testing in a digital medium environment is described using continuous data. To begin, a model is received that defines at least one data distribution. Testing data is also received that describes an effect of user interactions with the plurality of options of digital content on achieving an action using continuous non-binary data. Values of parameters of the model are then estimated for each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data. In one example. A variance estimate is then generated based on the estimated values of the parameters of the model for each option of the plurality of options. From this, a determination is made as to a decision boundary based on the variance estimate and an estimate for a mean value of each option of the plurality of options based on the testing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Abbas Kazerouni, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh