At the department’s annual Christmas party, Krisztian Balog was presented with the prestigious “Årets IDE-er” (“Employee of the department”) award.
Heng Ding from Wuhan University, China will spend 14 months with us as a visiting PhD student. Heng will work on question answering over structured data.
Full paper “Entity Linking in Queries: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness” by Faegheh Hasibi, Krisztian Balog, and Svein Erik Bratsberg, and short paper “Design Patterns for Fusion-Based Object Retrieval” by Shuo Zhang and Krisztian Balog got accepted at ECIR 2017.
We had a project seminar in Trondheim, preceded by some team building activity near Røros.