Maarten de Rijke from the University of Amsterdam visits us on March 13-14. Maarten also gives a public talk at UiS.
Earlier this week, we have presented two papers at the Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’17) in Cambridge, UK.
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.
Our team (Darío Garigliotti and Krisztian Balog) achieved top performance at the Task Understanding task of the TREC 2016 Tasks track.
Our paper “Anticipating Information Needs Based on Check-in Activity” authored by Jan Benetka, Krisztian Balog, and Kjetil Nørvåg got accepted at WSDM 2017. The acceptance rate this year was 16%.
Krisztian Balog got promoted to full professor of Computer Science. An interview took place on the occasion (only in Norwegian).
Our paper “Exploiting Entity Linking in Queries for Entity Retrieval” by Faegheh Hasibi, Krisztian Balog, and Svein Erik Bratsberg won the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the 2nd ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2016).