The Information and Language Processing Systems group is part of the
Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam.
Our research is aimed at intelligent information access, especially in the face of
massive amounts of information. We work on finding and analyzing
content (information retrieval, machine translation, language
technology), the analysis of structural information (social networks,
linked data) and the analysis of user behavior (self-learning search,
log analysis, user studies).
We combine fundamental, experimental and applied research, and we do
so using a broad range of textual data, data from the web or
enterprises, edited or user generated, or obtained from (automatic)
transcriptions of audio or video. We are involved in a large number of
projects with other groups, both within and outside academia. Our
research is funded by NWO, KNAW, the EU and through a range of
On October 19, as part of the AI voor Nederland-day at Amsterdam Science Park, SEA will feature an XL edition, with four speakers who will all talk about their algorithmic work in the news domain: Anne Schuth, Daan Odijk, Dung Manh Chu, Edgar Meij. This XL edition of SEA will be held in the Night Room of the Startup Village at Amsterdam Science Park, 9.30-11.30. Continue reading →
On November 7, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung visits ILPS. Jackie is an assistant professor at McGill University and he will give a talk on Understanding Uncommon Entities and Situations by Using External Knowledge, Room B0.209, 16-17hrs.
Xiaohui Xie, a PhD student at Tsinghua University, visits ILPS for a six month period, to work on user modeling and evaluation in image search. Xiaohui will visit the Information Retrieval Lab, where Maarten de Rijke will be his host.
Pengjie Ren joins ILPS as a postdoc, to work on conversational search, summarization, and other topics at the interface of information retrieval and language technology. Pengjie will join the Information Retrieval Lab.
One PhD student in AI and IR, to work on multi-modal search, see this page for details
Two PhD students in AI and Operations Research, to work on replenishment, see this page for details
Contact Maarten de Rijke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more. We particularly encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply. We strongly believe that diversity of education, experience, career, and perspectives will lead to a better environment for our researchers and a better intellectual environment for the team as a whole. This is something we value deeply.
Dr Ilya Markov has been appointed Assistant Professor. He will be the scientific manager of AIRLab, the Artificial Intelligence for Retail Lab, a strategic collaboration between Ahold Delhaize and the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence.
Hinda Haned is joining ILPS professor by special appointment of data science. Hinda is lead data scientist at Ahold Delhaize. Hinda’s research focuses on building algorithmic and intelligent learning systems in order to assist users in data-driven decision making. See the central University of Amsterdam announcement for more details.
Christopher Norman, a PhD student at CNRS (France) and Amsterdam UMC, visits ILPS for a five month period, to work on data extraction in diagnostic test accuracy systematic reviews. Christopher will visit the Human Machine Intelligence Lab, where Evangelos Kanoulas will be his host.
And we’re back from summer. As usual, there will be two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. On September 28, Nal Kalchbrenner (Google Brain Amsterdam) will talk about Generating Our World One Bit At a Time and Ilya Markov (U. Amsterdam) will talk about Visual Features for Learning to Rank. Continue reading →