Together with Anne Schuth and Daan Odijk I’ll be co-organizing The Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop (DIR 2019). At DIR 2018, we sat down during lunch and came up with the following plan:
#DIR2019 will try something new. Top ranked IR papers from WWW, WSDM, CIKM, NeurIPS, RecSys, CHI, CHIIR, KDD, ECIR, ACL, EMNLP (in no particular order, open to suggestions) with authors in NL & BE will be invited to present their work in a lightning talk⚡#DIR2018
SMART Radio is the first product that comes out of our FD Mediagroup AI team! SMART Radio is released in beta for iOS (anytime) and Android, give it a try by downloading it here: https://bnr.nl/smartradio.
Read more about SMART Radio in our demo paper, presented at DIR 2018:
We’re demo’ing SMART Radio at The 17th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop (DIR 2018). We wrote a short paper titled “SMART Radio: Personalized News Radio” to accompany the demo, read it by clicking below!
Our position paper ““Let Me Tell You Who You are” — Explaining Recommender Systems by Opening Black Box User Profiles” was accepted at the 2nd FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation, held at RecSys ’18!
In this paper, we detail some our ideas and approaches of providing transparency in recommendations through displaying the user profiles, used ‘internally’ by our recommender system. Read the pre-print below!
In the magazine IP (“journal for information professionals”) I am interviewed as one of three young professionals who show that ‘traditional categories and conceptual frames need to be readjusted.’
More specifically, it describes how my multi-disciplinary background, with an academic background in media studies, professional experience in the media, with a PhD in computer science, is important in bridging the gap between ‘techies’ and ‘non-techies’, and of particular value in my current role where I work on enabling AI in media.
In the context of a high-profile legal case (involving a bunch of data acquired from encrypted “Ennetcom” phones) I assisted lawyer Inez Weski in acquiring insights and trying to understand how digital forensic tools were used in the collection of digital evidence. I did this work in the context of my PhD research on semantic search for E-Discovery. In this post, I list some of the publications that followed from my work and the case.
De Volkskrant: “Met deze eigen zoekmachine spit de politie schatten aan digitaal bewijs door”
For more information on the case and my work, there’s a more in-depth piece on my work for Weski in the following NEMO Kennislink article, which details my findings and concerns with respect to using a proprietary, continuously developed, and largely black-box tool for collecting digital forensic evidence:
Crimesite: “Hoe het pgp-sleepnet wel (en niet) werkt (#2)”
Finally, if you still didn’t have enough, there’s a blog post on crimesite which explains a bit more on the (legal) case, and some interpretations on my report and findings;