Project ACCESS receives NWO Creative Industries funding

nwoThe Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted funding of ca. € 500.000 for the project “ACCESS: Access to City Councils using Exploratory Search Systems” wihin the Smart Culture: Creative Cities, Creative Industries program. The project consortium consists of dr. Jaap Kamps (UvA), ILPS-er dr. Maarten Marx (UvA) and their private partners Spinque BV, NotuBiz BV, Open State Foundation, GridLine BV, Stamkracht BV, and public partners Stadsarchief Amsterdam, KNAW/Huygens-ING and KB Den Haag.

CSC-funded PhD Opportunities at ILPS

logo-uvaAre you a Chinese student who is looking for a CSC-funded PhD position? Are you interested in working on technology that connects people to information? For instance, search engines, recommender systems, conversational agents, machine translation? Check out the research by our senior staff members Evangelos Kanoulas, Maarten Marx, Christof Monz and Maarten de Rijke, and contact them if you’re interested.

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on December 15

SEA_logoThis edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, December 15, our industrial speaker is Balaji Chandran: project architect in the Social Technology team of KLM. He will talk about how KLM powered social media operations using bots, AI and machine learning. The academic speaker is Krisztian Balog, who is a full professor at the University of Stavanger where he leads the Information Access & Interaction research group. He will talk about research that aims at assisting users in their work with tables. See for details.

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ILPS-ers at WSDM 2018

Several ILPS-ers and former ILPS-ers will be at WSDM 2018, to be held in Los Angeles, CA, February 5-9, 2018:

  • Bayesian Optimization for Optimizing Retrieval Systems, Dan Li and Evangelos Kanoulas
  • Neural Networks for Information Retrieval, Tom Kenter, Alexey Borisov, Christophe Van Gysel, Mostafa Dehghani, and Maarten de Rijke (tutorial)
  • Why People Search for Images using Web Search Engines, Xiaohui Xie, Yiqun Liu, Maarten de Rijke, Jiyin He, Min Zhang, and Shaoping Ma