Dr. Emine Yilmaz

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Emine Yilmaz

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Email: emine.yilmaz@ucl.ac.uk

Short Bio

I am a senior lecturer (associate professor) at University College London, Department of Computer Science and am a faculty fellow of the Alan Turing Institute on Data Science. I also work as a research consultant for Microsoft Research, Cambridge and serve as one of the organizers of the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) at UCL. I am the recipient of Karen Sparck Jones Award in 2015 and am one of the recipients of the Google Faculty Research Award in 2014/2015.

My research interests lie in the areas of information retrieval, web science, and applications of machine learning, probability and statistics. For more information about recent publications, please visit my publications page.

TREC Tasks Track

Together with one of my PhD students, Manisha Verma, we are currently co-organizing the TREC 2015 Tasks Track.

Search engines are often used to accomplish complex tasks (information needs); achieving these tasks currently requires users to issue multiple queries. The Tasks track aims at evaluating the ability of search engines to determine the actual task that caused a user to issue a query, and rather than showing results relevant to the query submitted, guide the user to achieve their real-life task. More information on the Tasks Track can be found here.

Group Members

  • Shangsong Liang, Post-doc researcher (May 2015 – now)
  • Jiyin He , Visiting researcher (February 2015 – now)
  • Manisha Verma, PhD student (November 2013 – now)
  • Christos Aniftos, PhD student (November 2013 – now)
  • Rishabh Mehrotra, PhD student (February 2014 – now)
  • Tim Cawlishaw, PhD student (April 2015 – now)
  • Li Khoo, Meng student (October 2014 – now)

Latest News

  • April 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz has been elected as one of the faculty fellows of the Alan Turing Insitute on Data Science.
  • March 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz received the Karen Sparck Jones Award and gave a keynote talk on task based information retrieval at ECIR 2016
  • March 2016 – Manisha Verma gave a keynote talk at the Proactive Information Retrieval Workshop at ECIR 2016.
  • March 2016 – We have two full, one short papers accepted to ACM SIGIR 2016.
  • March 2016 – Manisha Verma will be joining National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA for an internship.
  • March 2016 – Rishabh Mehrotra has joined Microsoft Research New York for an internship.
  • March 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz gave a tutorial at ACM CHIIR 2016.
  • March 2016 – We have a paper accepted to the NAACL HLT Conference.
  • March 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk at University of Sheffield.
  • February 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz will be serving as an Area Chair for ACM CIKM 2016.
  • February 2016 – Bhaskar Mitra from Microsoft has joined the group as a PhD student.
  • January 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz is running for a secretary position at the ACM SIGIR Executive Committee.
  • January 2016 – Dr. Yilmaz’s career story will appear at the College of Computer and Information Science newsletter of Northeastern University.
  • December 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz has received the Karen Sparck Jones Award for the contributions of her work to the research in information retrieval!
  • December 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz will be serving as an Area Chair for ACM SIGIR 2016.
  • December 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz will be serving on the steering committee of ACM ICTIR.
  • November 2015 – We have a full paper accepted to the ECIR 2016 Conference.
  • November 2015 – We have two short papers accepted to the ACM CHIIR 2016 Conference.
  • November 2015 – We will be organizing the Tasks Track at TREC for one more year.
  • October 2015 – We have a full paper accepted to the ACM WSDM Conference.
  • October 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk at University of Amsterdam.
  • September 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz will be serving as a PC Co-Chair for EVIA 2016.
  • September 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz served as PC Co-Chair for SPIRE 2016.
  • August 2015 – Together with her collaborators, Dr. Yilmaz gave two tutorials at the ACM SIGIR Conference. The tutorial on Modelling User Behavior for Measuring Effectiveness received the highest number of attendees among all tutorials.
  • August 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk to doctoral students at the ACM SIGIR Conference, telling them her experience regarding industrial research versus academia.
  • August 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz chaired the “Tasks and Devices” session at the ACM SIGIR Conference.
  • August 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk at Google, Mountain View.
  • July 2015 - Our paper on Task Based Personalization has been accepted to the ACM SIGIR Conference on Theories of Information Retrieval.
  • July 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz has been invited to give a keynote talk at the ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia.
  • July 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk at Middle East Technical University.
  • June 2015 - Dr. Yilmaz will be serving as the Practice and Experience Chair for the ACM WSDM 2017 Conference.
  • June 2015 – Rishabh Mehrotra started his second internship at Microsoft Research.
  • June 2015 - TREC Tasks Track final guidelines are now ready!
  • May 2015 – Dr. Shangsong Lian joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • April 2015 – We have one full, one short paper accepted to the ACM SIGIR 2015 Conference.
  • March 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz is serving as an Area Chair for the WSDM 2016 Conference.
  • March 2015 – Dr. Yilmaz will be giving two tutorials as part of ACM SIGIR 2015 Conference.
  • March 2015 – We have a poster paper accepted to the WWW 2015 Conference.
  • February 2015 – Dr. Jiyin He from University of Amsterdam joined the group as a visiting researcher.
  • January 2015 – PhD student Manisha Verma and PhD student Rishabh Mehrotra will be joining Google and Microsoft Research, respectively for research internships.
  • January 2015 - Shangsong Liang from University of Amsterdam will be joining the group as a postdoc.
  • November 2014 – PhD student Manisha Verma and Dr. Emine Yilmaz will be co-organizing the Tasks Track as part of the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC), organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA.
  • December 2014 – Dr. Yilmaz is serving as an Area Chair for the SIGIR 2015 Conference.
  • November 2014 – Dr. Yilmaz is serving as an Area Chair for the WWW 2015 Conference.
  • October 2014 – We are hiring! My group is looking for a postdoc on personalization and topic modelling.
  • September 2014 – We are hiring! My group is looking for a PhD student with full scholarship.
  • August 2014 – Our group has two full, one short paper accepted to the ACM CIKM 2014 Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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