Daan Odijk wins the CIKM’15 Best Student Paper Award

logo-uvaILPS-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

Google Faculty Research Award for Evangelos Kanoulas

G-symbolILPS-er Evangelos Kanoulas has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal ‘Session-based Personalization: Analysis and Evaluation’, to conduct research on personalizing search engine results on the basis of user interactions with the search engine on the current session. The Google Research Awards Program received 805 strong proposals and funded 113 of them, with only 3 of them in the fields of Information retrieval, extraction and organization (including semantic graphs). More information