Anna Sepliarskaia has joined ILPS as a PhD student, funded by Microsoft Research Cambridge, working on learning to rank, supervised by Filip Radlinski and Maarten de Rijke.
Eva Kenny-Lowther has joined UvA+VU as Program Manager of the AAA DS project. Eva will collaborate closely with Frank van Harmelen and Maarten de Rijke.
Kees Halvemaan joins ILPS to work on the parliamentary search engine search.politicalmashup.nl. He works one day a week in the office of Isaac and Lars. He will focus on collecting data from new countries, linking search results across parliaments, and creating richer analytic and exploratory functionality.
On July 1, Nikos Voskarides, an ILPS alumnus, will join ILPS again, this time as PhD Student. He will be working on the MediaNow project, a collaboration between the Informatics Institute and Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Nikos will be supervised by Maarten de Rijke.
Evangelos Kanoulas joins ILPS as an assistant professor. Evangelos is well-known for his work on search engine evaluation methodology.
Christophe Van Gysel joins ILPS as a PhD student.
Xinyi Li joins ILPS as a PhD student funded by the China Scholarship Council. Xinyi will be working on learning to rank. He will be supervised by Maarten de Rijke.