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Top-k Spatial Aware Ads

Series: M.Tech (Research)Thesis Defence -ONLINE

Speaker: Ms. Virti SavlaM.Tech (Research) studentDept. of CSA

Date/Time: Sep 27 11:00:00

Location: Microsoft Teams - ON-LINE

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rahul Saladi

Consider an app on a smartphone which displays local business ads. When a user opens the app, then k local business ads need to be displayed (where k would typically be 3 or 5) such that the profit made by the app is maximized. The pricing model needs to consider that (a) each business is willing to bid a different price, and (b) farther the distance of the user on whose smartphone the ad is displayed, the lesser is the price paid by to the app. Motivated by such applications, in this work, we design fast algorithms to retrieve top-k objects using the provided spatial and non-spatial attributes. We refer them as Top-k Spatial Aware Ads Queries (SAA). In Top-k-Saa, the query is user location, and we return top-k objects that have the best score. The scoring function is based on the distance between the object and query point (spatial attribute) and non-spatial attributes. We propose algorithms that efficiently preprocess the data using appropriate data structures and aid in fast query processing. A simple O(n log k) algorithm returns the top-k ads based on the scoring function value. We obtain the following results. Our first algorithm uses O(n log n) space and answers the top-k SAA query in O(k log2n) time. The fast query time is obtained by leveraging the properties of additively weighted Voronoi diagram, along with other supporting data structures. Our second algorithm improves upon the first algorithm by improving the query time to O(k log n), while using the same space. This is achieved via an interesting combination of randomization with a top-2 structure. The proposed algorithms have good worst-case theoretical bounds. Microsoft teams link:

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