Current postdocs

  • Julia Kiseleva
    Julia works on user modeling and is funded by an STW take-off project.
  • Ilya Markov
    Ilya works on heterogeneous search. He was originally funded by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and now works on the NWO-funded project MediaNow.


Former postdocs

  • Xiaojuan Zhang
    Xiaojuan worked on query suggestions and on mining user intent. She works at the Southwestern University Chongqing, China.
  • Shangsong Liang
    As a postdoc, Shangsong worked on algorithms for diversity and structured learning. He is now a postdoc at University College London.
  • Manos Tsagkias
    As a postdoc, Manos worked on predictive analysis for the EU/FP7 project LiMoSINe. He left to join a startup he co-founded, 904Labs.
  • Floor Sietsma
    Floor worked on online learning to rank. She left to found her own coaching company, Floor Sietsma Coaching.
  • Jasmijn van Gorp
    Jasmijn worked on a digital humanities project. She left to become a postdoc in the humanities department and is now an assistant professor at Utrecht University.
  • Edgar Meij
    As a postdoc, Edgar worked on semantic search for the EU/FP7 project LiMoSINe. He left and joined Yahoo Labs. He now works at Bloomberg LP.
  • Wouter Weerkamp
    As a postdoc, Wouter worked on social media analysis. He left to start his own company, 904Labs.
  • Krisztian Balog
    As a postdoc, Krisztian worked on semantic search. He left to join NTNU in Trondheim. He is now an associate professor at the University of Stavanger.
  • Valentin Jijkoun
    As a postdoc, Valentin worked on sentiment analysis and entity normalization. He left to join Textkernel, where he is now a technical lead web mining.
  • Balder ten Cate
    Supported by a Veni grant Balder worked on the foundations of XML. He left to work at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He now works for Google.
  • Martha Larson
    Martha worked on multi-modal retrieval for the EU/FP6 project MultiMatch. She left to join Delft University of Technology. She’s now a full professor at Radboud University.
  • Erik Tjong Kim Sang
    Erik worked on question answering. He left to work at the University of Groningen and now works for the Meertens Institute (KNAW).
  • David Ahn
    David worked on temporal information extraction. He left to work for Powerset and now works for Google.
  • Karin Mueller
    Karin worked on question answering. She left to work at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • Leif Azzopardi
    Leif worked on expertise retrieval and on pseudo test collections. He left for the University of Glasgow. He now holds a Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Massimo Franceschet
    Massimo worked on the foundations of XML and on benchmarking XML. He left to join the University of Udine, where he is now a professor.
  • Stefan Schlobach
    Stefan worked on knowledge representation in the context of question answering. He left to join the VU University Amsterdam, where he is now an associate professor.
  • Khalil Sima’an
    As a postdoc in my team, Khalil worked on parsing technology. He is now a full professor at ILLC, University of Amsterdam.