CIIR Talk Series

The CIIR Talk Series is an initiative for researchers and practitioners working on information retrieval and related disciplines to present their work. Presentations will be held biweekly on Fridays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (with some exceptions) for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The presentations will be online (for now) and open to the public. The presentations will also be shown in CS 151 for those on the UMass Amherst campus.

Faculty Host: Hamed Zamani

To receive notifications for talks and links to the presentations, subscribe to our mailing list by sending an email to ciir-talks-request@cs.umass.edu with "subscribe" as the email subject (without the quotation marks).

You can view prior CIIR Talk Series presentations on our YouTube Channel.


Spring 2022 Schedule of Speakers

Friday - January 14, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Title: Generalization through Memorization
Speaker: Urvashi Khandelwal, Google AI


Friday - February 11, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Title: User Intent Prediction for Conversational Intelligent Assistants
Speaker: Eugene Agichtein, Emory University


Friday - February 25, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Title: Integrating NLP into Information-Centric User Interfaces
Speaker: Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley


Friday - March 11, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST (North American Eastern Standard Time)
Talk Title: Gender-related Disparities in Ad Hoc Neural Rankers
Speaker: Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University


Friday - March 25, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Saving Time)
Talk Title: Neural Models for Learning To Rank
Speaker: Michael Bendersky, Google


Friday - April 22, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Saving Time)
Talk Title: Interaction Modeling and Fairness in Recommendation
Speaker: James Caverlee, Texas A&M University


Friday – May 6, 2022 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Saving Time)
Talk Title: Jo Kristian Bergum's May 6th presentation POSTPONED to a later date TBD in Fall 2022
Speaker: Jo Kristian Bergum, Yahoo


Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 CIIR Talk Series Speaker Archives

https://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ciir_talks_archive