About

I am Mostafa, a PhD student in Machine Learning and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, I am a member of Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), LaCo program, also Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group, under the supervision of Dr. Jaap Kamps and Prof. Maarten de Rijke.

In general, my research interests include:

  • Machine Learning (in particular deep learning)
  • Information Retrieval and Processing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Networks Analysis
  • Data Mining

In particular, my current research focus on the deep learning for information retrieval.

Education:

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Registration Grant for attending World Summit AI 2017, 2017.
  • UvA385 Grant (Which has been awarded to outstanding UvA PhD candidates to acquire international experience).
  • US National Science Foundation and SIGWEB Travel Grant for attending the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'17), 2017.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending ACM SIGIRACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'17), 2017.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending the ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'17), 2017.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'17), 2017.
  • Student Support Grant for Attending Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'16)
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'16), 2016.
  • Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'16), 2016.
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention at Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'16), 2016.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending ACM SIGIRACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'16), 2016.
  • Best Doctoral Consortium Award at ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval Doctoral Consortium (SIGIR-DC2016), 2016.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending the ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'16), 2016.
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'16), 2016.
  • CLARIN ERIC Grant for attending Creative Camp #3 at Talk of Europe, 2015 .
  • ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant for attending ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'15), 2015.
  • Student Travel Grant for attending Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging (ASIRF), 2015.
  • Student Travel Grant for attending Living Labs for IR Evaluation (LL4IR), 2015.
  • Student Registration Grant for attending Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF), 2015.
  • Best Poster Award, European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2015.
  • Student Travel Grant for attending European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR),2015
  • Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC) Scholarship, Supporting M. Sc. Thesis, 2013.
  • Ranked 13th in DATA MINING CUP Competition 2012, As the head of Uni_Tehran_1 team, 2012.
  • Admission for M.Sc. study without Iranian Universities Entrance Exam, 2010.
  • Best Bachelor Thesis Award, Shahrood University of Technology, Department of Computer Engineering, 2010.
  • Ranked 1st (Course-Based GPA) among B.Sc. students of The Department of Computer Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, 2010.
  • Shahrood University of Technology Exceptional Talents Scholarship, 2007-2010.

Mostafa in non-academic life:

  • Here is some stuff about me, but in non-academic life... 🙂
  • You can contact me via my Gmail address as well.