AlyssaS - 11:15 am on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hi people, found an article from someone who thinks he has identified who Panda is, and has looked at some of the papers he wrote.
One of the papers that Biswanath Panda and a number of other Googlers published for Google in 2009, described an experiment that Google performed on their advertising system, seeing if they could learn about the quality of ads and landing pages based upon bounce rates associated with clicks on those ads.
The focus of the paper wasn’t so much upon the effectiveness of the ads in the experiment, but rather about the ability of the machine learning system to work on a very large set of data.
And here's the paper in question for those who want to wrap a wet towel around their heads and get to grips with it: