Andrei Oghina, Mathias Breuss, Manos Tsagkias, and Maarten de Rijke have won the best poster award at the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2012) for their paper “Predicting IMDB Movie Ratings Using Social Media”.Continue reading
Together with Ed Tan (FMG, UvA) and Marten de Uyl (Vicarvision), Maarten de Rijke has received a grant from the Public-Private Center for Digital Humanities for mining subjective aspects and performing sentiment analysis in information pertaining to historical movies.Continue reading
Tom Kenter joins ILPS to work as a software engineer on xTAS related project, with Ork de Rooij, Edgar Meij and Maarten de Rijke.Continue reading
The Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded position for a PhD student in the area of reinforcement learning for information retrieval. The position is within the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam and will be supervised by Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke.
Application closing date: 30 April 2012
Starting date: 15 July 2012 (later starting date is possible).
Duration: 4 years.
Together with colleagues from the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribbean Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Maarten de Rijke has been awarded a KNAW Computational Humanities grant worth 681K Euro for a project entitled “Elite Network Shifts During Regime Change”. The project aims to develop new techniques for detecting elites and their relationships from large archives of news media.Continue reading
The project is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Within the project, ISLA collaborates with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Fox-IT Forensics as well forensics and intelligence agencies. In e-discovery, digital information (e-mails, discussion forums) is mined to find answers to questions such as “Who knew what, at which time, and from whom?” Within the project, two PhD students will be employed.Continue reading