Current PhD students

  • Ali Vardasbi is a PhD student working on ranking for dataset search
  • Ana Lucic is a PhD student working on explainability in AI
  • Arezoo Sarvi is a PhD student working on e-commerce search
  • Chuan Meng is a PhD student working on conversational information retrieval
  • Clemencia Siro is a PhD student working on online evaluation of conversational user interactions
  • Gabriel Bénédict is a PhD student working on personalization
  • Jiahuan Pei is a PhD student working on conversational search
  • Jin Huang is a PhD student working on reinforcement learning to rank
  • Maartje ter Hoeve is a PhD student working on multi-modal summarization
  • Maria Heuss is a PhD student working on unbiased learning to rank and explainability
  • Mariya Hendriksen is a PhD student working on multi-modal search
  • Maurits Bleeker is a PhD student working on multi-modal summarization
  • Ming Li is a PhD student working on learning from interaction data
  • Mozhdeh Ariannezhad is a PhD student working on mining interaction behavior
  • Olivier Sprangers is a PhD student working on forecasting
  • Philipp Hager is a PhD student working on bridging online and offline evaluation for search and recommendation
  • Romain Deffayet is a PhD student working on reinforcement learning for search and recommendation
  • Sami Jullien is a PhD student working on reinforcement learning and supply chain optimization
  • Shaojie Jiang is a PhD student working on conversational search
  • Shashank Gupta is a PhD student working on unbiased learning to rank from conversational interactions
  • Thilina Rajapakse is a PhD student working on user intent modeling and prediction.
  • Vaishali Pal is a PhD student working on task-based question answering
  • Yang Fang is a PhD student working on heterogeneous information networks for recommender systems
  • Yangjun Zhang is a PhD student working on recognizing and classifying harmful content generated by conversational systems
Covers of theses written by my PhD students.

Former PhD students

  • Jie Zou (PhD 2021). Promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Jie worked on generating clarifying questions in the context of conversational search. He joined the Nanyang Technological University.
    • Jie Zou. Improving Search and Recommendation by Asking Clarifying Questions. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, September 2021. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{jie-zou-phd-thesis-2021,
      author = {Zou, Jie},
      date-added = {2021-06-04 13:23:07 +0200},
      date-modified = {2021-06-04 13:25:19 +0200},
      month = {September},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Improving Search and Recommendation by Asking Clarifying Questions},
      year = {2021}}
  • Chang Li (PhD 2021). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Masrour Zoghi. Chang worked on online learning to rank. He joined Apple.
    • Chang Li. Optimizing Ranking Systems Online as Bandits. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, March 2021. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{chang-li-phd-thesis-2021,
      author = {Li, Chang},
      date-added = {2020-11-10 06:45:15 +0100},
      date-modified = {2021-01-09 14:07:42 +0100},
      month = {March},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Optimizing Ranking Systems Online as Bandits},
      year = {2021}}
  • Nikos Voskarides (PhD 2021). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Edgar Meij. Nikos worked on semantic search. Nikos joined Amazon.
    • Nikos Voskarides. Supporting Search Engines with Knowledge and Context. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, February 2021. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{nikos-voskarides-phd-thesis-2021,
      author = {Voskarides, Nikos},
      date-added = {2020-11-21 08:11:01 +0100},
      date-modified = {2020-11-21 08:11:51 +0100},
      month = {February},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Supporting Search Engines with Knowledge and Context},
      year = {2021}}
  • Wanyu Chen (PhD 2021). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Fei Cai. Wanyu worked on recommender systems. She is with NUDT now.
    • Wanyu Chen. Learning from User Interactions for Recommending Queries and Items. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, February 2021. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{wanyu-chen-phd-thesis-2021,
      author = {Chen, Wanyu},
      date-added = {2020-11-21 08:09:53 +0100},
      date-modified = {2020-11-21 08:10:58 +0100},
      month = {February},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Learning from User Interactions for Recommending Queries and Items},
      year = {2021}}
  • Ziming Li (PhD 2020). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Julia Kiseleva. Ziming worked on optimizing interactive systems. He joined Amazon.
    • Ziming Li. Optimizing Interactive Systems with Data-Driven Objectives. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{ziming-li-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Li, Ziming},
      date-added = {2020-10-23 22:20:26 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-10-23 22:21:22 +0200},
      month = {December},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Optimizing Interactive Systems with Data-Driven Objectives},
      year = {2020}}
  • Rolf Jagerman (PhD 2020). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Ilya Markov. Rolf worked on online learning to rank. He now works for Google in Amsterdam.
    • Rolf Jagerman. Efficient, Safe and Adaptive Learning from User Interactions. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{rolf-jagerman-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Jagerman, Rolf},
      date-added = {2020-10-10 09:54:46 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-10-10 09:55:18 +0200},
      month = {December},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Efficient, Safe and Adaptive Learning from User Interactions},
      year = {2020}}
  • Harrie Oosterhuis (PhD 2020). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Harrie worked on counterfactual and online learning to rank. He joined the faculty at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
    • Harrie Oosterhuis. Learning from User Interactions with Rankings: A Unification of the Field. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, November 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{harrie-oosterhuis-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Oosterhuis, Harrie},
      date-added = {2020-10-10 09:52:59 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-10-10 10:01:58 +0200},
      month = {November},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Learning from User Interactions with Rankings: A Unification of the Field},
      year = {2020}}
  • Dan Li (PhD 2020). Promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Dan worked on interactive information retrieval and its evaluation.
    • Dan Li. Effective Collection Construction for Information Retrieval Evaluation and Optimization. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, November 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{dan-li-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Li, Dan},
      date-added = {2020-09-19 11:38:46 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-09-19 11:42:25 +0200},
      month = {November},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Effective Collection Construction for Information Retrieval Evaluation and Optimization},
      year = {2020}}
  • Chuan Wu (PhD 2020). Promotores: Evangelos Kanoulas and Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Wei Lu. Chuan worked on entity search and mining. After defending his PhD, Chuan became a postdoc at Central China Normal University in Wuhan.
    • Chuan Wu. Entity-centric Document Understanding: Entity Aspects and Salience. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, November 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{chuan-wu-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Wu, Chuan},
      date-added = {2020-09-19 11:34:29 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-09-19 11:35:39 +0200},
      month = {November},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Entity-centric Document Understanding: Entity Aspects and Salience},
      year = {2020}}
  • Hamidreza Ghader (PhD 2020). Promotor: Christof Monz. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Hamid worked on machine translation. He now works for Contexta360 in Amsterdam.
    • Hamidreza Ghader. An Empirical Analysis of Phrase-based and Neural Machine Translation. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, October 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{hamidreza-ghader-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Ghader, Hamidreza},
      date-added = {2020-09-19 11:35:46 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-09-19 11:37:53 +0200},
      month = {October},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {An Empirical Analysis of Phrase-based and Neural Machine Translation},
      year = {2020}}
  • Praveen Dakwale (PhD 2020). Promotor: Christof Monz. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Praveen worked on machine translation. He joined Wolters Kluwer in Alphen aan de Rijn.
    • Praveen Dakwale. Strategies for Effective Utilization of Training Data for Machine Translation. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, October 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{praveen-dakwale-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Dakwale, Praveen},
      date-added = {2020-09-19 11:32:30 +0200},
      date-modified = {2020-09-19 11:34:22 +0200},
      month = {October},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Strategies for Effective Utilization of Training Data for Machine Translation},
      year = {2020}}
  • Mostafa Dehghani (PhD 2020). Promotores: Jaap Kamps and Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Maarten Marx. Mostafa worked on learning from limited or noisy data for language understanding. He joined Google Brain in Amsterdam.
    • Mostafa Dehghani. Learning with Imperfect Supervision for Language Understanding. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, February 2020. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{mostafa-dehghani-phd-thesis-2020,
      author = {Dehghani, Mostafa},
      date-added = {2020-01-26 14:20:54 +0100},
      date-modified = {2020-01-26 14:21:49 +0100},
      month = {February},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Learning with Imperfect Supervision for Language Understanding},
      year = {2020}}
  • Anna Sepliarskaia (PhD 2019). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotores: Julia Kiseleva and Filip Radlinski. Anna worked on inferring users’ information goals by using logs, asking questions, and understanding users’ answers to questions. After defending her PhD, Anna joined Amazon. 
    • Anna Sepliarskaia. Understanding User Goals by Analyzing Logged Interactions and Asking the Right Questions. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, November 2019. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{anna-sepliarskaia-phd-thesis-2019,
      author = {Sepliarskaia, Anna},
      date-added = {2019-09-28 14:25:21 +0200},
      date-modified = {2019-09-28 14:26:27 +0200},
      month = {November},
      school = {University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Understanding User Goals by Analyzing Logged Interactions and Asking the Right Questions},
      year = {2019}}
  • Svitlana Vakulenko (PhD 2019). Promotores: Axel Polleres and Maarten de Rijke. Svitlana worked on knowledge-based conversational search. Svitlana joined Amazon.
    • Svitlana Vakulenko. Knowledge-based Conversational Search. PhD thesis, Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universität Wien, November 2019. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{svitlana-vakulenko-phd-thesis-2019,
      author = {Vakulenko, Svitlana},
      date-added = {2019-07-28 10:10:41 +0200},
      date-modified = {2019-08-02 18:15:46 +0200},
      month = {November},
      school = {Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universit{\"{a}}t Wien},
      title = {Knowledge-based Conversational Search},
      year = {2019}}
  • Yifan Chen (PhD 2019). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Ilya Markov. Yifan worked on machine learning for top-N recommendations. Yifan joined NUDT.
    • Yifan Chen. Learning for Top-N Recommendations: High-Dimensional and Heterogeneous Information. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2019. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{yifan-chen-phd-thesis-2019,
      author = {Chen, Yifan},
      date-added = {2019-07-28 10:07:15 +0200},
      date-modified = {2019-07-28 10:08:03 +0200},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Learning for Top-N Recommendations: High-Dimensional and Heterogeneous Information},
      year = {2019}}
  • Hosein Azarbonyad (PhD 2019). Promotores: Jaap Kamps and Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Maarten Marx. Hosein worked on exploratory search over semi-structured documents. He joined KLM in Amsterdam.
    • Hosein Azarbonyad. Exploratory Search over Semi-structured Documents. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, March 2019. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{hosein-azarbonyad-2019-phd-thesis,
      author = {Azarbonyad, Hosein},
      date-added = {2018-10-06 11:02:59 +0200},
      date-modified = {2019-06-08 18:15:45 +0200},
      month = {March},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Exploratory Search over Semi-structured Documents},
      year = {2019}}
  • Artem Grotov (PhD 2018). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Julia Kiseleva. Artem worked on methods for improving interactive systems such as search engines by using interaction data. He joined GoDataDriven in Amsterdam.
    • Artem Grotov. Optimizing Web Search Engines with Interactions. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2018. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{artem-grotov-phd-thesis-2018,
      author = {Grotov, Artem},
      date-added = {2018-08-17 17:54:26 +0800},
      date-modified = {2018-08-21 06:03:00 +0100},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Optimizing Web Search Engines with Interactions},
      year = {2018}}
  • Xinyi Li (PhD 2018). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Xinyi worked on academic search and especially mining academic search logs. He joined the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China.
    • Xinyi Li. Mining Information Interaction Behavior: Academic Papers and Enterprise Emails. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2018. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{xinyi-li-phd-thesis-2018,
      author = {Li, Xinyi},
      date-added = {2018-08-17 17:53:24 +0800},
      date-modified = {2018-08-21 06:02:41 +0100},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Mining Information Interaction Behavior: Academic Papers and Enterprise Emails},
      year = {2018}}
  • Alexey Borisov (PhD 2018). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Pavel Serdyukov. Alexey worked on modeling and predicting information interaction behavior. Alexey joined Yandex in Moscow.
    • Alexey Borisov. On Understanding, Modeling and Predicting User Behavior in Web Search. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2018. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{alexey-borisov-phd-thesis-2018,
      author = {Borisov, Alexey},
      date-added = {2018-06-16 21:14:59 +0000},
      date-modified = {2018-08-21 06:03:08 +0100},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {On Understanding, Modeling and Predicting User Behavior in Web Search},
      year = {2018}}
  • Tom Kenter (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Joris van Eijnatten. Tom worked on neural network based methods for making machines understand text. He joined Google in London.
    • Tom Kenter. Text Understanding for Computers. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{kenter-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Kenter, Tom},
      date-added = {2017-10-22 14:42:34 +0000},
      date-modified = {2018-06-16 21:14:49 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Text Understanding for Computers},
      year = {2017}}
  • Ekaterina Garmash (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Christof Monz. Katya worked on using structural differences between languages to enhance machine translation quality. She joined KLM in Amsterdam.
    • Ekaterina Garmash. Exploring the Correspondence between Languages for Machine Translation. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{garmash-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Garmash, Ekaterina},
      date-added = {2017-10-18 21:27:59 +0000},
      date-modified = {2018-06-16 21:14:53 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Exploring the Correspondence between Languages for Machine Translation},
      year = {2017}}
  • Marlies van der Wees (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Christof Monz. Marlies worked on domain adaptation for machine translation. She joined De Persgroep in Amsterdam.
    • Marlies van der Wees. What’s in a Domain? Towards Fine-Grained Adaptation for Machine Translation. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{van-der-wees-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {van der Wees, Marlies},
      date-added = {2017-10-14 08:39:48 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-10-14 08:40:50 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {What's in a Domain? Towards Fine-Grained Adaptation for Machine Translation},
      year = {2017}}
  • Christophe Van Gysel (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Christophe worked on neural network based methods for information retrieval, especially for entity search. Christophe joined Apple.
    • Christophe Van Gysel. Remedies Against the Vocabulary Gap in Information Retrieval. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{van-gysel-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Van Gysel, Christophe},
      date-added = {2017-09-05 08:07:28 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-09-05 08:09:11 +0000},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Remedies Against the Vocabulary Gap in Information Retrieval},
      year = {2017}}
  • David Graus (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Manos Tsagkias. David worked on semantic search. He joined the FD Mediagroep in Amsterdam.
    • David Graus. Entities of Interest. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, June 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{graus-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Graus, David},
      date-added = {2017-03-18 15:34:45 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-03-18 15:35:06 +0000},
      month = {June},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Entities of Interest},
      year = {2017}}
  • Ridho Reinanda (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Fridus Steijlen. Ridho worked on semantic search and information extraction. He joined Bloomberg in London.
    • Ridho Reinanda. Entity Facets for Search. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, May 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{reinanda-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Reinanda, Ridho},
      date-added = {2017-03-18 06:07:26 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-03-18 06:08:51 +0000},
      month = {May},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Entity Facets for Search},
      year = {2017}}
  • Aleksandr Chuklin (PhD 2017). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Aleksandr worked on modeling and understanding users of modern search engines. Aleksandr joined Google in Zurich.
    • Aleksandr Chuklin. Understanding and Modeling Users of Modern Search Engines. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, May 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{chuklin-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Chuklin, Aleksandr},
      date-added = {2017-02-25 10:31:35 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-02-25 10:34:02 +0000},
      month = {May},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Understanding and Modeling Users of Modern Search Engines},
      year = {2017}}
  • Masrour Zoghi (PhD 2017). Promotores: Peter Apers and Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Djoerd Hiemstra. Masrour worked on bandit algorithms for online ranker evaluation. Masrour joined Google, in Mountain View, USA.
    • Masrour Zoghi. Dueling Bandits for Online Ranker Evaluation. PhD thesis, CTIT, University of Twente, February 2017. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{zoghi-phd-thesis-2017,
      author = {Zoghi, Masrour},
      date-added = {2017-02-20 14:44:59 +0000},
      date-modified = {2017-02-20 14:47:06 +0000},
      month = {February},
      school = {CTIT, University of Twente},
      title = {Dueling Bandits for Online Ranker Evaluation},
      year = {2017}}
  • Spyros Martzoukos (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Christof Monz. Spyros worked on bilingual aligned corpora.
    • Spyros Martzoukos. Combinatorial and Compositional Aspects of Bilingual Aligned Corpora. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{martzoukos-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Martzoukos, Spyros},
      date-added = {2016-09-03 13:59:03 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-09-03 14:02:51 +0000},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Combinatorial and Compositional Aspects of Bilingual Aligned Corpora},
      year = {2016}}
  • Zhaochun Ren (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Evangelos Kanoulas. Zhaochun worked on social media search and analysis. He joined JD.com in Beijing.
    • Zhaochun Ren. Monitoring Social Media: Summarization, Classification and Recommendation. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{ren-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Ren, Zhaochun},
      date-added = {2016-08-13 08:32:51 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-08-13 08:33:58 +0000},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Monitoring Social Media: Summarization, Classification and Recommendation},
      year = {2016}}
  • Björn Burscher (PhD 2016). Promotores: Claes de Vreese and Rens Vliegenthart. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Bjorn worked on machine learning-based content analysis. He joined Klue in Vancouver, Canada.
    • Björn Burscher. Machine Learning-Based Content Analysis: Automating the analysis of frames and agendas in political communication research. PhD thesis, ASCOR, University of Amsterdam, October 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{burscher-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Burscher, Bj\"orn},
      date-added = {2016-04-17 19:15:01 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-08-13 08:34:13 +0000},
      month = {October},
      school = {ASCOR, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Machine Learning-Based Content Analysis: Automating the analysis of frames and agendas in political communication research},
      year = {2016}}
  • Fei Cai (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Honghui Chen. Fei worked on query auto-completion. He joined the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China.
    • Fei Cai. Query Auto Completion in Information Retrieval. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, June 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{cai-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Cai, Fei},
      date-added = {2016-04-17 19:36:13 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-04-17 19:37:24 +0000},
      month = {June},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Query Auto Completion in Information Retrieval},
      year = {2016}}
  • Daan Odijk (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Edgar Meij. Daan worked on exploratory search. He joined RTL, in Amsterdam.
    • Daan Odijk. Context & Semantics in News & Web Search. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, June 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{odijk-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Odijk, Daan},
      date-added = {2016-04-17 19:11:31 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-04-17 19:11:50 +0000},
      month = {June},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Context \& Semantics in News \& Web Search},
      year = {2016}}
  • Anne Schuth (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Shimon Whiteson. Anne worked on online learning to rank. He joined De Persgroep in Amsterdam.
    • Anne Schuth. Search Engines that Learn from Their Users. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, May 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{schuth-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Schuth, Anne},
      date-added = {2016-03-27 13:45:19 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-03-27 13:46:42 +0000},
      month = {May},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Search Engines that Learn from Their Users},
      year = {2016}}
  • Evgeny Sherkhonov (PhD 2016). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Maarten Marx. Evgeny worked on query containment problems for query languages over trees and relational databases and on so-called why-not explanations. He joined the University of Oxford.
    • Evgeny Sherkhonov. Expanded Acyclic Queries: Containment and an Application in Explaining Missing Answers. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, February 2016. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{sherkhonov-phd-thesis-2016,
      author = {Sherkhonov, Evgeny},
      date-added = {2015-12-19 11:31:26 +0000},
      date-modified = {2016-01-15 11:36:33 +0000},
      month = {February},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Expanded Acyclic Queries: Containment and an Application in Explaining Missing Answers},
      year = {2016}}
  • Richard Berendsen (PhD 2015). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Krisztian Balog. Richard worked on search engine evaluation methodologies. He joined Luminis.eu, in Amsterdam.
    • Richard Berendsen. Finding People, Papers, and Posts: Vertical Search Algorithms and Evaluation. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2015. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{berendsen-phd-thesis-2015,
      author = {Berendsen, Richard},
      date-added = {2015-09-19 08:19:57 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-09-19 08:20:57 +0000},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Finding People, Papers, and Posts: Vertical Search Algorithms and Evaluation},
      year = {2015}}
  • Maria-Hendrike Peetz (PhD 2015). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Willemijn van Dolen. Hendrike worked on search and analysis algorithms for reputation analysis. She joined Google in Zurich.
    • Maria-Hendrike Peetz. Time-Aware Online Reputation Analysis. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, March 2015. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{peetz-phd-thesis-2015,
      author = {Peetz, Maria-Hendrike},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 18:53:36 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 18:54:27 +0000},
      month = {March},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Time-Aware Online Reputation Analysis},
      year = {2015}}
  • Shangsong Liang (PhD 2014). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Shangsong worked on fusion and diversity in information retrieval. He joined Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.
    • Shangsong Liang. Fusion and Diversification in Information Retrieval. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2014. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{liang-phd-thesis-2014,
      author = {Liang, Shangsong},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 18:50:14 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 18:53:32 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Fusion and Diversification in Information Retrieval},
      year = {2014}}
  • Marc Bron (PhD 2013). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotores: Krisztian Balog and Frank Nack. Marc worked on exploratory search. He joined the Schibsted Media company in London.
    • Marc Bron. Exploration and Contextualization through Interaction and Concepts. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2013. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{bron-phd-thesis-2013,
      author = {Bron, Marc},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 19:11:38 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 19:22:25 +0000},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Exploration and Contextualization through Interaction and Concepts},
      year = {2013}}
  • Katja Hofmann (PhD 2013). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Shimon Whiteson. Katja worked on learning to rank online. She joined Microsoft Research, in Cambridge.
    • Katja Hofmann. Fast and Reliable Online Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, May 2013. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{hofmann-phd-thesis-2013,
      author = {Hofmann, Katja},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 03:37:40 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 03:38:44 +0000},
      month = {May},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Fast and Reliable Online Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval},
      year = {2013}}
  • Manos Tsagkias (PhD 2012). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Manos worked on social media analytics. He joined Apple.
    • Manos Tsagkias. Mining Social Media: Tracking Content and Predicting Behavior. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2012. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{tsagkias-phd-thesis-2012,
      author = {Tsagkias, Manos},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 04:55:37 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 05:00:19 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Mining Social Media: Tracking Content and Predicting Behavior},
      year = {2012}}
  • Simon Carter (PhD 2012). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Christof Monz. Simon worked on machine translation. He works with HSBC Global Banking and Markets, in London.
    • Simon Carter. Exploration and Exploitation of Multilingual Data for Statistical Machine Translation. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2012. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{carter-phd-thesis-2012,
      author = {Carter, Simon},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 14:42:08 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 14:42:47 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Exploration and Exploitation of Multilingual Data for Statistical Machine Translation},
      year = {2012}}
  • Wouter Weerkamp (PhD 2011). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Wouter worked on search and analysis technology for social media. He joined TomTom.
    • Wouter Weerkamp. Finding People and their Utterances in Social Media. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, October 2011. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{weerkamp-phd-thesis-2011,
      author = {Weerkamp, Wouter},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 14:40:23 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 14:41:03 +0000},
      month = {October},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Finding People and their Utterances in Social Media},
      year = {2011}}
  • Jiyin He (PhD 2011). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Jiyin worked on topic structure, and especially on coherence, diversity and link generation. She joined Signal Media, London.
    • Jiyin He. Exploring Topic Structure: Coherence, Diversity and Relatedness. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, May 2011. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{he-phd-thesis-2011,
      author = {He, Jiyin},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 19:31:01 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 19:32:11 +0000},
      month = {May},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Exploring Topic Structure: Coherence, Diversity and Relatedness},
      year = {2011}}
  • Edgar Meij (PhD 2010). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Edgar worked on concept-based information retrieval. He joined Bloomberg in London.
    • Edgar Meij. Combining Concepts and Language Models for Information Access. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2010. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{meij-phd-thesis-2010,
      author = {Meij, Edgar},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 19:28:52 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 19:29:16 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Combining Concepts and Language Models for Information Access},
      year = {2010}}
  • Bouke Huurnink (PhD 2010). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Arnold Smeulders. Bouke worked on text analysis for multimedia retrieval. He joined Xite in Amsterdam.
    • Bouke Huurnink. Search in Audiovisual Broadcast Archives. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2010. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{huurnink-phd-thesis-2010,
      author = {Huurnink, Bouke},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 19:58:08 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 19:58:52 +0000},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Search in Audiovisual Broadcast Archives},
      year = {2010}}
  • Loredana Afanasiev (PhD 2009). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Maarten Marx. Loredana worked on the evaluation and foundations of XML query evaluation. She joined Google in Mountain View, USA.
    • Loredana Afanasiev. Querying XML: Benchmarks and Recursion. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2009. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{afanasiev-phd-thesis-2009,
      author = {Afanasiev, Loredana},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 19:59:17 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 19:59:58 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Querying XML: Benchmarks and Recursion},
      year = {2009}}
  • Krisztian Balog (PhD 2008). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Krisztian worked on people search in the enterprise. He joined the University of Stavanger, Norway.
    • Krisztian Balog. People Search in the Enterprise. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, September 2008. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{balog-phd-thesis-2008,
      author = {Balog, Krisztian},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 20:00:30 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 20:01:02 +0000},
      month = {September},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {People Search in the Enterprise},
      year = {2008}}
  • Caterina Caracciolo (PhD 2008). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotores: Joost Kircz and Guglielmo Tamburrini. Caterina worked on information access to electronic handbooks. She joined the FAO in Rome.
    • Caterina Caracciolo. Topic Driven Access to Scientific Handbooks. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, April 2008. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{caracciolo-phd-thesis-2008,
      author = {Caracciolo, Caterina},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 19:55:15 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 19:56:53 +0000},
      month = {April},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Topic Driven Access to Scientific Handbooks},
      year = {2008}}
  • Gilad Mishne (PhD 2007). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Gilad worked on text analytics for blogs. He joined Google.
    • Gilad Mishne. Applied Text Analytics for Blogs. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, April 2007. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{mishne-phd-thesis-2007,
      author = {Mishne, Gilad},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 20:59:52 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 21:00:23 +0000},
      month = {April},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Applied Text Analytics for Blogs},
      year = {2007}}
  • Börkur Sigurbjörnsson (PhD 2006). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotor: Jaap Kamps. Börkur worked on the use of XML element retrieval for focused information access. He joined PLACEMAKE.IO in London, UK.
    • Börkur Sigurbjörnsson. Focused Information Access Using XML Element Retrieval. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, December 2006. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{sigurbjornsson-phd-thesis-2006,
      author = {Sigurbj{\"o}rnsson, B{\"o}rkur},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 21:02:35 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 21:03:31 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Focused Information Access Using XML Element Retrieval},
      year = {2006}}
  • Valentin Jijkoun (PhD 2006). Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Valentin worked on graph transformations for natural language processing. He joined Textkernel in Amsterdam.
    • Valentin Jijkoun. Graph Transformations for Natural Language Processing. PhD thesis, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, November 2006. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{jijkoun-phd-thesis-2006,
      author = {Jijkoun, Valentin},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 20:06:01 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 20:06:49 +0000},
      month = {November},
      school = {Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Graph Transformations for Natural Language Processing},
      year = {2006}}
  • Gabriel Gaston Infante-Lopez (PhD 2005). Promotores: Maarten de Rijke and Remko Scha. Jointly supervised by Remko Scha. Gabriel worked on probabilistic parsing. He joined Intel in Cordoba, Argentina.
    • Gabriel Infante-Lopez. Two-Level Probabilistic Grammars for Natural Language Parsing. PhD thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam, April 2005. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{infante-lopez-phd-thesis-2005,
      author = {Infante-Lopez, Gabriel},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 19:26:55 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 19:27:43 +0000},
      month = {April},
      school = {Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Two-Level Probabilistic Grammars for Natural Language Parsing},
      year = {2005}}
  • Christof Monz (PhD 2003). Promotores: Franciska de Jong and Remko Scha. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Christof worked on document retrieval in the context of question answering. He joined the University of Amsterdam.
    • Christof Monz. From Document Retrieval to Question Answering. PhD thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam, December 2003. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{monz-phd-thesis-2003,
      author = {Monz, Christof},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 20:01:07 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 20:02:12 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam},
      title = {From Document Retrieval to Question Answering},
      year = {2003}}
  • Juan Heguiabehere (PhD 2003). Promotor: Jan van Eijck. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Juan worked on computational modal logic and dynamic first order logic. He joined the Fundacion Sadosky in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • Juan Heguiabehere. Building Logic Toolboxes. PhD thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam, December 2003. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{heguiabehere-phd-thesis-2003,
      author = {Heguiabehere, Juan},
      date-added = {2015-06-03 14:35:26 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-03 14:36:49 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Building Logic Toolboxes},
      year = {2003}}
  • Rosella Gennari (PhD 2002). Promotor: Krzysztof Apt. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Rosella worked on constraint propagation and automated reasoning for modal logic. She joined the University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
    • Rosella Gennari. Mapping Inferences. Constraints and Diamonds. PhD thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam, December 2002. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{gennari-phd-thesis-2002,
      author = {Gennari, Rosella},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 19:42:52 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 19:43:44 +0000},
      month = {December},
      school = {Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Mapping Inferences. Constraints and Diamonds},
      year = {2002}}
  • Wiet Bouma (PhD …). Wiet used to work for KPN Research and was pursueing a PhD on feature interaction in telecommunication. Sadly, before Wiet was able to complete his thesis, he died of cancer on October 26, 2001.
  • Carlos Areces (PhD 2000). Promotor: Johan van Benthem. Co-promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Carlos worked on the theory and applications of restricted description languages such as modal logic, hybrid logic, description logic. He joined the University of Cordoba, in Argentina.
    • Carlos Areces. Logic Engineering. The Case of Description and Hybrid Logics. PhD thesis, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, October 2000. Bibtex, PDF
      @phdthesis{areces-phd-thesis-2000,
      author = {Areces, Carlos},
      date-added = {2015-06-02 19:33:29 +0000},
      date-modified = {2015-06-02 19:38:36 +0000},
      month = {October},
      school = {Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam},
      title = {Logic Engineering. The Case of Description and Hybrid Logics},
      year = {2000}}