Bert Gijsbers joins ILPS to work as a software engineer on an open data pilot within the Hyperlocal project, with Ork de Rooij, Edgar Meij and Maarten de Rijke.Continue reading
Kyrre Wahl Kongsgård (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.Continue reading
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.