Maarten de Rijke is one of the recipients of the Google Faculty Research Award 2017. The reward will support research on conversational search, and in particular on reinforcement learning techniques that help yield better responses to users’ information needs in an interactive setting. The work will be carried out with Ziming Li and Julia Kiseleva. Out of 1033 proposals to the Google Faculty Research Award program, 152 were funded.
At the 2nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2016) ILPS-ers Hosein Azarbonyad and Mostafa Dehghani win the best paper award for “On Horizontal and Vertical Seperation in Hierarchical Text Classification”. This is a joint publication by Mostafa Dehghani, Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamps, and Maarten Marx.
At the 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2016) ILPS-er Alexey Borisov wins the Best Student Paper Award for “A context-aware time model for web search,” a joint publications by Alexey Borisov, Ilya Markov, Maarten de Rijke and Pavel Serdyukov.
At the 24th ACM International Conference on User Modeling Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2016) ILPS-er David Graus wins the James Chen Best Student Paper Award for “Analyzing and Predicting Task Reminders”, a joint paper with Paul Bennett, Ryen White and Eric Horvitz.
ILPS-er Zhaochun Ren has been awarded the “2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed (non-government sponsored) Students Abroad” for his PhD research on information retrieval, under Maarten de Rijke’s supervision. In 2003, the Chinese government set up an award for outstanding self-financed students abroad to honor overseas Chinese students with Continue reading
ILPS-er Christof Monz receives a Google Faculty Research Award for a project entitled “Effective Decoding-Time Generation for Translation into Morphologically Rich Languages.” The project will be carried out together with Arianna Bisazza, a post-doc in Monz’s team, and in liaison with the Google Translate team in Mountain View, California.
ILPS-er Daan Odijk received the CIKM’15 Best Student Paper Award for his paper “Struggling and Success in Web Search”. This full paper is the result of his internship at Microsoft Research in Redmond. In this joint work with Daan Odijk, Ryen White, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah and Susan Dumais, they investigate why some web searchers succeed where others struggle. Continue reading