NWO Free Competition Grant

Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke have been awarded an NWO Free Competition grant for a project entitled “Modeling and Learning from Implicit Feedback in Information Retrieval”. The project aims to develop new machine learning methods for understanding implicit feedback, such as click behavior, obtained from users of social networking sites. This understanding will be leveraged to develop new reinforcement learning methods that optimize the performance of search engines for such social networking sites.