Professional Services

  • Steering Committee Member
    • Evaluating Information Access Systems (ELIAS), 2015 – present
    • Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF), 2014 – present
  • Chair
    • 2015 Dutch Belgian Information Retrieval workshop (DIR), November 27, 2015
  • Program Chair
    • Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF), 2014
    • Information Retrieval Facility Conference (IRFC), 2013
  • Tutorials Chair
    • 39th Annual International Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2016
    • 32nd Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2011
  • Best Paper Award Committee Member
    • 38th Annual International Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2015
  • Senior Program Committee Member
    • 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015
    • 34th, 35th, 36th Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2013, 2014, 2015
    • ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR), 2015
  • Program Committee Member
    • ACM SIGIR 2015 Best Paper Award Committee
    • ACM SIGIR 2010-15, ACM SIGIR Short Papers 2010-15, ACM SIGIR Tutorials 2014
    • ACM CIKM 2012-14
    • ACM ECIR 2011, 2012 and ACM ECIR Tutorials 2012, 2016
    • ACM WSDM 2012, 2013, 2016
    • ACM WWW 2012, 2013, 2014
    • ACL 2013, 2012, 2015
    • EACL 2013, 2014
    • ACM ICTIR (International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval) 2015
    • CLEF (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum) 2013, 2015
    • FIRE (Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation) 2015
    • SPIRE (22nd edition of the International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval) 2015
    • Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2012-14
    • Google Faculty Research Awards 2013-14
    • Google Focused Research Awards, 2013-2014
    • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, 2013-2014
    • EVIA 2010-13, AIRS 2010-11, IEEE ISCC 2012, WSCD (Web Search Click Data workshop) 2012-14, OAIR 2013
  • Reviewer
    • Information Processing Letters (IPL)
    • Transactions on Database Systems (TODS)
    • Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
    • Transactions on the Web
    • Information Retrieval
    • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)
  • Student Mentor
    • 32nd and 33rd Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2011 and 2012.
  • Workshop Organizer
    • Information Retrieval over Query Sessions workshop co-located with the 32nd and 33rd Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2011 and 2012; and the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation workshop co-located with the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013).
  • External Reviewer 
    • VLDB 2006
    • CIKM 2007-08
    • ECIR 2008
    • SIGIR 2008-09
  • Consultant on a number of tracks in TREC and CLEF evaluation forums. The xinfAP, an evaluation measure proposed by Emine Yilmaz, Evangelos Kanoulas and Javed A. Aslam in SIGIR’08 adopted by several tracks in TREC, INEX and CLEF
  • General Administrator for VLDB 2005 PhD Workshop
  • Northeastern University Faculty Hiring Committee member, 2007-08
  • University of Macedonia Undergraduate Student Representative, 2000-2002