PassiveSystems wins UCL’s Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that PassiveSystems has been award Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award. PassivSystem’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership grants include work on recommender systems supported by Jun Wang and Ingemar J. Cox.

Hersh Asthana wins Best Paper Prize at Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval Workshop

  Congratulations to Hersh Asthana whose paper entitled “Retrieval of Highly Dynamic Information in an Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Network” was awarded Best Paper Prize at the Large-Scale and Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval Workshop in Rome, on 5th February 2013.

Stephen Robertson appointed visiting professor

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Robertson, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Media Futures Group.   Welcome Stephen!

Natasa Milic-Frayling appointed visiting professor

We are delighted to announce that Natasa Milic-Frayling, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Media Futures Group.   Welcome Natasa!

Information Retrieval Assignment 1 2013

The data set for Assignment 1 (Text Retrieval) of the Information Retrieval course 2013 can be downloaded using the links below: Information Retrieval Assignment Dataset Part 1 (1103)   Information Retrieval Assignment Dataset Part 2 (1047) Note: After unzipping the two files, place the fb396001, fr94 and ft folders from Part 2  inside the Documents folder of Part 1.   The Java workspace for the Panda [...]

Natasa Milic-Frayling appointed visiting professor

  We are delighted to announce that Natasa Milic-Frayling, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Media Futures Group.   Welcome Natasa!

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Papers presented at WWW 2012

We are glad to announce that researchers from Media Futures Group, UCL presented the following papers at WWW 2012.

Papers presented at ECIR 2012

We are happy to announce that researchers from Media Futures Group, UCL presented two papers at ECIR 2012.

MapReduce Assignment

For Information Retrieval and Data Mining students: please download the workspace for the MapReduce assignment below.