Engineering Blog

Engineering

Learn from our challenges and triumphs as our talented engineering team offers insights for discussion and sharing.

Scientific Research Advising

LiveRamp has been building a data science team to explore the massive and complex data sets that compose our Identity Graph. (For more information about what we’re doing on the team check out our data scientist job posting.) In building this team, I’ve had to clarify my philosophy for how to manage scientists working ...

Hackweek XXXVII Recap

Hackweek XXXVII was our largest yet with twenty different projects developed by LiveRampers! Hackweek is the magical week that happens five times a year at LiveRamp when Engineers get a full week to work on whatever they choose. The week is filled with excitement and traditions such as the Hackday crepes. It kicks off ...

Computing Distributions of Large Datasets with Cascading and the q-digest Algorithm

Distributions are a powerful tool for understanding datasets. As an example, imagine that you’re interested in quantifying user engagement for a new app you’re developing. To this end you compute the distribution of monthly engagement time for your users and discover the following trends: You learn that most of your “users” rarely spend anytime using ...