SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on January 26

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, we will have an academic talk by Bob van de Velde, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, who will talk about controversy detection. Our industrial talk will be given by Gianluigi Bardelloni, a Data Engineer/Scientist at the KPN NL D&A Data Science Lab, who will talk about customer service call/chat classification at KPN.
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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.

Project ‘Art DATIS’ receives NWO Creative Industries funding

nwoThe Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funding of ca. € 500.000 for the project Digital Art Technical sources for the Netherlands: Integration and improvement of sources on glass for a Sustainable future (Art DATIS), by prof. dr. Sven Dupré (UU/UvA), dr. Marieke Hendriksen (UU), ILPS-er dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA) and their private partners RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History (Anita Hopmans and Reinier van ‘t Zelfde), Stichting Vrij Glas (Durk Valkema) and Picturae (Mark Lindeman).

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.

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

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on November 17

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, we will have an academic talk by Claudia Hauff: Assistant Professor at Technical University Delft, she will talk about search as learning. Our industrial talk will be given by Dr. Mounia Lalmas Research Director at Spotify, her talk will focus on user engagement.
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