ILPS PhD student Aleksandr Chuklin won the Best Student Paper Award at the 35th European Conference on Information Retrieval for a paper entitled “Using Intent Information to Model User Behavior in Diversified Search” (joint work with Pavel Serdyukov and Maarten de Rijke). The paper is available at http://bit.ly/134A7Q6Continue reading
Applications are invited for four fully-funded 4-year PhD positions and one fully-funded 3-year post-doc position in the area of Statistical Machine Translation. The positions are funded through an advanced research fellowship (Vidi scheme) by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) and a governmental research grant. Please find further details (including the application procedure) for the PhD positions at:Continue reading
On November 9, the Ad de Jonge Centrum voor Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsstudies will be opened. See http://civs.uva.nl and http://iis.uva.nl/nieuws-en-agenda/nieuws/content/2012/06/feestelijke-opening-ad-de-jonge-centrum.htmlContinue 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.
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
Friday, 17 February 2012, 16.00-17.00 (followed by drinks), Science Park, room A.104.
Under the CCCT umbrella, researchers from the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting on information-rich research topics. CCCT is organizing a bi-monthly seminar in which one of the three faculties hosts speakers from the other two to report on research activities that are of shared interest.Continue reading