Research at ILPS is focused on technology that connects people to information: search engines, recommender systems, and conversational agents. We are organized in four labs.

Amazon Education Research Grant for MSc student

Kyrre Wahl KongsgÃ¥rd (supervised by Edgar Meij) has been awarded an Amazon AWS in Eduction Research Grant worth 20K Dollar for a project called “Large-scale Expertise Discovery and Question Recommendation on Community Question Answering Websites”. The Msc graduation project aims to develop novel methods for expertise discovery in the context of personalized question recommendation on Community Question Answering platforms, such as Stackoverflow and Yahoo! Answers.

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Fully funded PhD position in reinforcement learning for information retrieval

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.

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