Last week was my last at DPG Media, after a ride of almost 4 years. I’m thankful for the company and the people there ( in particular Philippe Remarque, Marten Blankesteijn, Paul Vereijken) that allowed me to do what I did: growing a team focussing on personalization.
ECIR2016 short paper on 'Probabilistic Multileave Gradient Descent' accepted
Our paper “Probabilistic Multileave Gradient Descent” with Harrie Oosterhuis, Anne Schuth, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted at ECIR2016.
LiLa'16 Tutorial at ECIR'16
ECIR 2016 in Padova will feature LiLa 2016, the first edition of our tutorial on Living Labs for Online Evaluation.
WSDM2016 paper on 'Multileave Gradient Descent for Fast Online Learning to Rank' accepted
Our paper “Multileave Gradient Descent for Fast Online Learning to Rank” with Anne Schuth, Harrie Oosterhuis, Shimon Whiteson, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted at WSDM2016.
TREC OpenSearch proposal accepted
Our TREC proposal for OpenSearch has been accepted! TREC OpenSearch will be run in the same vein as CLEF LL4IR and use the same infrastructure.
Interview 'VN De Oplossers
Over the summer, an article in which I featured appeared in the Vrij Nederland (Dutch weekly magazine). The article is part of a series in which scientists are asked for solutions to a given problem. I was interviewed on how we can avoid the Google’s of our world becoming too powerful.
Good news from ESF ELIAS
Our Living Labs (LL4IR) initiative received good news from ESF ELIAS, we have been awarded two grants.
SIGIR'15 Full Paper on 'Predicting Search Satisfaction Metrics with Interleaved Comparisons' Accepted
Our paper “Predicting Search Satisfaction Metrics with Interleaved Comparisons” with Anne Schuth, Katja Hofmann, and Filip Radlinski was accepted as a full paper at SIGIR 2015.
SIGIR'15 Short Paper on Probabilistic Multileave Accepted
Our paper “Probabilistic Multileave for Online Retrieval Evaluation” with Anne Schuth, Robert-Jan Bruintjes, Fritjof Büttner, Joost van Doorn, Carla Groenland, Cong-Nguyen Tran, Harrie Oosterhuis, Bas Veeling, Jos van der Velde, Roger Wechsler, David Woudenberg, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at SIGIR2015.
ACM TOIS paper 'A comparative analysis of interleaving methods for aggregated search' online
Our ACM Transactions on Information Systems paper called “A comparative analysis of interleaving methods for aggregated search” by Aleksandr Chuklin, Anne Schuth, Ke Zhou and Maarten de Rijke is available now.
Faster self-learning search engine through UvA algorithm
This article describes my work and was written by my colleagues David Graus and Marlies van der Wees (thanks!). It was posted on the uva.nl website on 4 November 2014.
CIKM'14 full paper accepted
Our paper “Multileaved Comparisons for Fast Online Evaluation” by Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, Shimon Whiteson, Damien Lefortier and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a full paper at CIKM’14.
SIGIR'14 Short Paper Accepted
Our paper “Evaluating Intuitiveness of Vertical-Aware Click Models” with Aleksandr Chuklin, Ke Zhou, Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at SIGIR 2014.
Research in Moscow
One week ago, I took off from Amsterdam to settle in Moscow for 3.5 months. I was going to be a research intern at Yandex, the Russian search engine and a major player in international search engine land.
Grotere universiteit is daarom nog niet beter
Dit artikel is op 3 januari gepubliceerd in dagblad Trouw, een aangepaste versie verscheen op deFusie.
Door Sicco de Knecht en Anne Schuth
ECIR'14 full paper accepted
Our paper “Optimizing Base Rankers Using Clicks: A Case Study using BM25” with Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, Shimon Whiteson, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a full paper at ECIR 2014.
ECIR'14 short paper accepted
Our paper “Effects of Position Bias on Click-Based Recommender Evaluation” with Katja Hofmann, Anne Schuth, Alejandro Bellogin, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at ECIR 2014.
Lerot: an Online Learning to Rank Framework
Our demo “Lerot: an Online Learning to Rank Framework” with Katja Hofmann, Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication at the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation workshop at CIKM’13.
You can download Lerot from Bitbucket.
CIKM'13 paper accepted
Our paper “Evaluating Aggregated Search Using Interleaving” with Aleksandr Chuklin, Katja Hofmann, Pavel Serdyukov and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication as full paper in CIKM’13. I will present the paper on Tuesday afternoon.
ECIR is coming to Amsterdam in 2014
The hosting of the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) has been awarded to the University of Amsterdam. Tom Kenter is local chair, Maarten de Rijke general chair. As treasurer, I will be responsible for the finances. The new website has just been launched at http://ecir2014.org/.
WSDM'13 paper accepted
Our paper “Reusing Historical Interaction Data for Faster Online Learning to Rank for IR” with Katja Hofmann, Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication in WSDM’13.
Bart de Goede defended his master thesis
Bart de Goede just successfully defended his master thesis titled: “Sustainable Questions”. A shortened version got published at the Time Aware Information Access Workshop at SIGIR 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations Bart!
TAIA'12 Workshop paper accepted
Our paper “Sustainable Questions” with Bart de Goede and Maarten de Rijke has been accepted at the Time Aware Information Acces workshop at SIGIR’12. Our paper can be found here.
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