CIIR Talk Series

The CIIR Talk Series is a new initiative for researchers and practitioners working on information retrieval and related disciplines to present their work. Presentations will be held biweekly on Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (with some exceptions) for the Fall 2020 semester. The presentations will be online (for now) and open to the public.

Faculty Host: Hamed Zamani

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Fall 2020 Schedule of Speakers


Friday - October 9, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Talk Title: Corpus-Level End-to-End Exploration for Interactive Systems
Speaker: Grace Hui Yang, Associate Professor at Georgetown University
Zoom Link: Subscribe to mailing list (details above) for Zoom Link/Passcode notifications; or click here for Zoom link and reach out to Randy Barrios for the passcode.


Friday - October 23, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Talk Title: Challenges in Personal Search and Intelligence
Speaker: Donald Metzler, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google
Zoom Link: Subscribe to mailing list (details above) for Zoom Link/Passcode notifications; or click here for Zoom link and reach out to Alex Taubman for the passcode.
Friday - November 6, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Title: Modelling and Measuring Information-Interactions
Speaker: Leif Azzopardi, Associate Professor at University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Zoom Link: Subscribe to mailing list (details above) for Zoom Link/Passcode notifications; or click here for Zoom link and reach out to Alex Taubman for the passcode.
Friday - November 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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Speaker: Evangelos Kanoulas, Professor at University of Amsterdam
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Friday - December 4, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Hosted by the CIIR and the Center for Data Science
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Speaker: Susan Dumais, Technical Fellow and Lab Director at Microsoft Research
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Friday - December 18, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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Friday - January 15, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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Friday - January 29, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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Friday - February 12, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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Friday - February 26, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
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