Ilya Markov

Postdoctoral Researcher
SNF Fellow

Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
Informatics Institute (IvI)
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Research interests: Web Search, User Models, Effectiveness Metrics

Detailed CV
University of Amsterdam
Informatics Institute
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 525 67 31
News We received the best student paper award at SIGIR 2016 for "A Context-aware Time Model for Web Search". For more details see publications.
News On August 22-26, I will give a course on "Click Models for Web Search" at the RuSSIR 2016 summer school in Saratov, Russia. Aleksandr Chuklin and Maarten de Rijke will join as guest lecturers. More information about the course is available at the dedicated web site.
News In September 2016, I will join the Computer Science Center and the Academic University in St. Petersburg, Russia, as an invited lecturer. There, I will be teaching the MSc course on Information Retrieval.

Selected Publications

Aleksandr Chuklin, Ilya Markov, and Maarten de Rijke. Click Models for Web Search. In Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2015.
Ilya Markov, Eugene Kharitonov, Vadim Nikulin, Pavel Serdyukov, Maarten de Rijke, and Fabio Crestani. Vertical-Aware Click Model-Based Effectiveness Metrics. CIKM 2014, Shanghai, China, pp. 1867-1870.
Ilya Markov and Fabio Crestani. Theoretical, Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of Small-Document Approaches to Resource Selection. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 32(2):9:1-9:37, 2014.
Ilya Markov, Leif Azzopardi, and Fabio Crestani. Reducing the Uncertainty in Resource Selection. ECIR 2013, Moscow, Russia, pp. 507-519.
Ilya Markov and Natalia Vassilieva. Image Retrieval: Color and Texture Combining Based on Query-Image. ICISP 2008, Cherbourg-Octeville, France, pp. 430-438.
All publications

Community Service

PC chair RuSSIR 2015
Co-organizer Search Intent Mining task (IMine-2) at NTCIR-12
PC member SIGIR 2016, WWW 2016, RuSSIR 2016, HIA Workshop 2016, AIST 2016, SEIM 2016, SIGIR 2015, WWW 2015, ECIR 2015, ICTIR 2015, AIST 2015, AINL-ISMW 2015, HIA Workshop 2015, SIGIR Demos 2014, ECIR Tutorials 2014, SIGIR Short Papers 2013, SIGIR Posters 2012, SIGIR Posters 2011
Reviewer for journals TOIS, IP&M, IR Journal
Subreviewer WSDM 2016, WSDM 2015, WSDM 2013, TPDL 2013, IIR 2013, SAC 2013, WSDM 2012, SPIRE 2012, IIIX 2012, SPIRE 2010, CIKM 2009
OC member RuSSIR 2015, RuSSIR 2011, SIGIR 2010


PhD co-supervision Nikos Voskarides (UvA), Explaining relations between entities
Yaser Norouzzadeh (UvA), User behavior in location search
Anastasia Giachanou (USI), Opinion mining for distributed IR
Shangsong Liang (UvA), Efficient data fusion, graduation December 2014
MSc supervision Remi de Zoeten (UvA), Computational Stylometry in Adversarial Settings
Simon Widler (UvA), Automated and Flexible Error Detection for Mobile Expense Reporting
PhD committee Maria-Hendrike Peetz (UvA), Time-Aware Online Reputation Analysis, graduation March 2015

Open Source Software

PyClick Python library of click models and model-based metrics
LiDR Java library of distributed retrieval techniques (Javadoc)

Scolarships and Grants

2015 Funding for RuSSIR 2015 and support for tutorials at SIGIR 2015, ELIAS Networking Program
2014-2015 Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2010-2013 Short-Term Scientific Missions in the Netherlands, UK and Greece, COST Action IC1002 and COST Action IC0702
2009-2011 Travel and attendance support from SIGIR 2011 and ESSIR 2009

Teaching (Recent and Upcoming)

Spring 2016 Course organizer and lecturer of Web Search, 1st year MSc, UvA
February 2015 Tutorial on Click Models for Web Search and their Applications to IR, WSDM 2016, San Francisco, USA
August 2015 Tutorial on Click Models for Web Search, SIGIR 2015, Santiago, Chile
Spring 2015 Course organizer and lecturer of Web Search, 1st year MSc, UvA
2010-2013 Tutorial on Ditributed Information Retrieval at different venues
All teaching activities