Presentations and Talks

This is the list of talks I gave and posters I presented:
2018
November 9

From Neural Re-Ranking to Neural Ranking: Learning a Sparse Representation for Inverted Indexing

From Neural Re-Ranking to Neural Ranking: Learning a Sparse Representation for Inverted Indexing

The BNAIC2018 and BENELEARN2018, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. [slides]

September 18

Universal Transformer

Universal Transformer

Microsoft Research’s AI Breakthroughs workshop, Redmond, Washington, US [poster].

August 17

Universal Transformers

Universal Transformers

Invited talk at OpenAI, San Francisco, California, USA. Apple Machine Learning Seminar, Cupertino, California, USA. [slides]

May 1

Fidelity-Weighted Learning

Fidelity-Weighted Learning

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR2018),Vancouver, Canada. [poster]

February 26

Learning from Samples of Variable Quality

Learning from  Samples of Variable Quality

Invited talk, Computer Science Department, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. [slides]

 

2017
December 28

Training Deep Neural Networks with Weak Supervision

Training Deep Neural Networks with Weak Supervision

IPM Data Science Meetup, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran, Iran. [slides]

December 9

Learning to Learn from Weak Supervision by Full Supervision

Learning to Learn from Weak Supervision by Full Supervision

NIPS2017 workshop on Meta-Learning (MetaLearn 2017), Long Beach, California, United State. [poster]

November 24

Training Neural Rankers with Weak Supervsion

Training Neural Rankers with Weak Supervsion

The 16th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, (DIR'17), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, The Netherlands. [slides]

November 9

Learning to Attend, Copy, and Generate for Session-Based Query Suggestion

Learning to Attend, Copy, and Generate for Session-Based Query Suggestion

International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'17), Singapore. [slides]

October 3

On Search Powered Navigation

On Search Powered Navigation

The 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR2017), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [poster]

August 11

Share your Model instead of your Data: Privacy Preserving Mimic Learning for Ranking

Share your Model instead of your Data: Privacy Preserving Mimic Learning for Ranking

Neu-IR: Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval, Tokyo, Japan. [poster]

August 8

Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision

Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision

The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'17), Tokyo, Japan. [slides]

August 7

Neural Networks for Information Retrieval

Neural Networks for Information Retrieval

Full-day tutorial at the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'17), Tokyo, Japan. [website]

March 8

Telling how to narrow it down: Effect of Browsing Path Recommendation on Exploratory Search

Telling how to narrow it down: Effect of Browsing Path Recommendation on Exploratory Search

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'17), Oslo, Norway. [poster]

January 27

SWLM: Neither General, Nore Specific, But Significant

SWLM: Neither General, Nore Specific, But Significant

Invited talk, Information Retrieval Group, Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana (University of Lugano), Lugano, Switzerland. [slides]

2016
November 25

Inoculating Relevance Feedback against Poison Pills

Inoculating Relevance Feedback against Poison Pills

15th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, TU Delft's campus, Delft, The Netherlands. [slides]

November 16

UvA-ExPoSe at TREC 2016: Contextual Suggestion Track

UvA-ExPoSe at TREC 2016: Contextual Suggestion Track

Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) 2016 at NIST in Gaithersburg, Md. USA. [slides]

October 27

Luhn Revisited: Significant Words Language Models

Luhn Revisited: Significant Words Language Models

The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'16), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. [slides]

October 25

The Healing Power of Poison: Helpful Non-relevant Documents in Feedback

The Healing Power of Poison: Helpful Non-relevant Documents in Feedback

The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'16), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. [poster]

September 15

On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification

On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification

ACM SIGIR  International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'16), Newark, Delaware, USA. [slides]

September 6

Distributional Semantics for Medical Information Extraction

Distributional Semantics for Medical Information Extraction

Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'16), Évora, Portugal. [poster]

September 6

Two-Way Parsimonious Classification Models for Evolving Hierarchies

Two-Way Parsimonious Classification Models for Evolving Hierarchies

Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'16), Évora, Portugal. [slides]

July 17

Significant Words Representations of Entities

Significant Words Representations of Entities

International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2016), Pisa, Italy. (Best Presentation Award) [slides]

May 19

Poison Pills and Antidotes, Inoculation Relevance Feedback

Poison Pills and Antidotes, Inoculation Relevance Feedback

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

April 19

Two-Way Parsimonious Relevance Models

Two-Way Parsimonious Relevance Models

ILPS group, Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

March 14

On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification

On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification

ILPS group, Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

March 14

Generalized Group Profiling for Content Customization

Generalized Group Profiling for Content Customization

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'16), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. [poster]

February 2

Generalized Group Profiling for Content Customization

Generalized Group Profiling for Content Customization

ILPS group, Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

2015
November 27

Learning to Combine Sources of Evidence for Indexing Political Texts

Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

October 28

WikiCat Browser: Projecting the Data into the External Knowledge Bases for Better Exploratory Search

WikiCat Browser: Projecting the Data into the External Knowledge Bases for Better Exploratory Search

Talk of Europe-Creative Camp #3, National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands. [slides]

September 28

Revisiting Optimal Rank Aggregation: A Dynamic Programming Approach

Revisiting Optimal Rank Aggregation: A Dynamic Programming Approach

ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'15), Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. [poster]

September 8

Are Topically Diverse Documents Also Interesting?

Are Topically Diverse Documents Also Interesting?

Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'15), Toulouse, France. [poster]

May 26

Generalized Language Models of Hierarchical Entities

Invited talk, Database Research Group, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.

March 30

Sources of evidence for automatic indexing of political texts

Sources of evidence for automatic indexing of political texts

European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'15), Vienna, Austria.(Best Poster Award) [poster]

March 10

Indexing of Political Texts: Combining Different Sources of Evidence

Indexing of Political Texts: Combining Different Sources of Evidence

Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data (DiLiPaD) project meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

March 9

Hierarchical Classification of Parliamentary Data

Hierarchical Classification of Parliamentary Data

Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data (DiLiPaD) project meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [slides]

2014
September 2

Multilingual Email Mining

ILPS group, Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2013
September 5

Email Management in Multilingual Environments

Email Management in Multilingual Environments

MSc thesis defense session, The University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. [slides]

2012
November 20

An Introduction to Bioinformatic

Invited talk at Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran.

October 9

Internet Frauds

6th International Digital Media Fair,Tehran, Iran.

August 26

An Evolutionary-Based Method for Reconstructing Conversation Threads in Email Corpora

An Evolutionary-Based Method for Reconstructing Conversation Threads in Email Corpora

The 2012 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Istanbul, Turkey. [slides]

April 12

A Brief Overview of Trends in Data Mining and Intelligent Information Processing

Invited talk at Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran.

2011
October 12

Email Security

5th International Digital Media Fair, Tehran, Iran.

2010
December 1

Personalizing Search Engine Results Based on User Behavior

Iran Data Mining Conference (IDMC'04), Iran, Tehran.