Some main speaking commitments (2010-present) are listed below, ordered by year. Older talks (before 2010) can be found here.

2020
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990

If you want to inquire about a possible invitation, please send an initial email to Petra Best, p.best@uva.nl, preferably at least three months before the event.

2019

  • Title to be announced, WI 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2019 (science)
  • Title to be announced, SCAI workshop, IJCAI, Macao, China, August 2019 (science)
  • Title to be announced, SIGIR 2019, Paris, France, July 2019 (science)
  • Introduction to Information Retrieval, ESSIR European Summer School in Information Retrieval, Milano, Italy, July 2019 (science)
  • Machine Learning for Information Retrieval, ASSIA Asian Summer School in Information Access, Haikou, China, July 2019 (science)
  • CIVIC AI Lab, Amsterdamlezing, Amsterdam, June 2019 (outreach)
  • Ronde Tafel AI en Belasting, Belastingdienst, Utrecht, June 2019 (outreach)
  • Artificial Intelligence en ICAI, RVO, Den Haag, June 2019 (outreach)
  • AI and the future of (scientific) work, Women in Tech, Amsterdam, June 2019 (outreach)
  • Artificial Intelligence voor iedereen!, Universiteitsdag, Amsterdam, June 2019 (outreach)
  • Unbiased learning to rank from user interactions, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2019 (science)
  • Great Science, Great Impact, University of Amsterdam, June 2019 (outreach)
  • AI in Nederland, FME, Eindhoven, May 2019 (outreach)
  • Unbiased learning to rank from user interactions, Shandong University, Qingdao, China, May 2019 (science)
  • At the start of a new RPA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May 2019 (science)
  • Unbiased learning to rank from user interactions, Booking.com Amsterdam, May 2019 (science)
  • AI en Algoritmes, Roosendaal, April 2019 (outreach)
  • Get to Work, ERC Event “We, Creators of AI”, Amsterdam, March 2019 (science)
  • Recommender Systems and Collective Intelligence, Amsterdam, March 2019 (science)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval, Spui 25, Amsterdam, March 2019 (outreach)
  • Kunstmatige Intelligentie. Wat is het? Wat gebeurt er?, Actuarieel Instituut, Utrecht, March 2019 (outreach)
  • Neural Outfit Recommendation, DAPA Workshop, WSDM 2019, Melbourne, Australia, February 2019 (science)
  • Reinforcement Learning to Rank, WSDM 2019, Melbourne, Australia, February 2019 (science)
  • Innovation with AI. EPIC Data Science Meetup, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, February 2019 (outreach)
  • Retrieval as Interaction, Africa School on Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2019 (education)
  • ILPS 2019, University of Amsterdam, January 2019 (organization)

2018

  • AUC Big Data Lecture, Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2018 (education)
  • ICAI, Amsterdam Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2018 (outreach)
  • AI & Algoritmes, Van Doorne Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2018 (outreach)
  • Retrieval as Interaction, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 2018 (science)
  • Retrieval as Interaction, Strix Award, London, UK, November 2018 (science)
  • AI for Societal Challenges, Leiden, The Netherlands, November 2018 (outreach)
  • Retrieval as Interaction, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 2018 (science)
  • Innovation in the age of intelligence, Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, November 2018 (outreach)
  • Innovation in the age of intelligence, ABS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2018 (outreach)
  • Shifting Information Interactions, CIKM 2018, Turin, Italy, October 2018 (science)
  • AI voor Nederland, ICAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  • Relevance is Visual, Emerce Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  • AI, WRR, Den Haag, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  • AI and its impact, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  • Dialogue generation: From imitation learning to inverse reinforcement learning, Google Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2018 (science)
  • AI and Business, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  • Ranking for relevance and display preferences in complex presentation layouts, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 2018 (science)
  • Hybride Intelligentie, Opening Academisch Jaar, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  • Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence, KD Panel, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  • Personalized Ranking of Paper Recommendations, Big Scholar, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  • Modeling and Predicting Podcast User Behavior, Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Podcasts, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  • Information discovery in e-commerce, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, USA, July 2018 (science)
  • AI, Machine Learning, en Zoeken, Odgers Berndtson, Brummen, The Netherlands, July 2018 (outreach)
  • De laatste ontwikkelingen in AI en Machine Learning, NRC Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (outreach)
  • Hoe weet YouTube wat ik leuk vind?, Nemo Science Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (outreach)
  • AI and Technology-Assisted Systematic Reviews, CES Asia, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  • Innovation in the Age of Intelligence, AI Summit, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  • AI and Innovation (panel), AI Summit, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  • Efficient evaluation of interactive systems with theoretical guarantees, BigWeb, Lyon, France, April 2018 (science)
  • Learning to search for datasets, WWW 2018 Workshop, Lyon, France, April 2018 (science)
  • IR systems as interactive systems, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  • IR systems as interactive systems, Peking University, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  • IR systems as interactive systems, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  • Neural networks for information retrieval, ECIR 2018, Toulouse, France, April 2018 (science)
  • Explaining rankings, Royal Society/KNAW workshop, London, UK, February 2018 (science)
  • Responsible information retrieval, SWIRL 2018, Melbourne, Australia, February 2018 (science)
  • Data science innovation, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, February 2018 (outreach)
  • Neural networks for information retrieval, WSDM 2018, Los Angeles, USA, February 2018 (science)

2017

  • Data science and information retrieval, Teheran, Iran, November 2017 (science)
  • Amsterdam Data Science, Teheran, Iran, November 2017 (science)
  • Faces of entity retrieval, Dalian, China, November 2017 (science)
  • What’s next in information retrieval, Yangling, China, November 2017 (science)
  • Query formulation and topic shift in academic search, Amsterdam, October 2017 (science)
  • Update on research data search, Amsterdam, September 2017 (science)
  • Learning from logged bandit feedback, Tokyo, Japan, September 2017 (science)
  • Foundations of information retrieval, Barcelona, Spain, September 2017 (science)
  • Neural networks for information retrieval, Yekaterinburg, Russia, August 2017 (science)
  • Neural models for modeling and predicting information interaction behavior, Shanghai, China, July 2017 (science)
  • Hoe voorspelbaar ben jij?, Amsterdam, July 2017 (outreach)
  • Transparent search engines, Amsterdam, June 2017 (science)
  • Learning to specialize for search and recommendation, Beijing, China, June 2017 (outreach)
  • Learning from logged bandit feedback, Beijing, China, June 2017 (science)
  • Entity finding and explanation, Beijing, China, June 2017 (outreach)
  • Data, data, data, Wuhan, China, April 2017 (science)
  • Agents that Get the Right Information to the Right People in the Right Way, Wuhan, China, April 2017 (science)
  • Agents that Get the Right Information to the Right People in the Right Way, Chongqing, China, April 2017 (science)
  • AI and IR, ECIR 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 2017 (science)
  • Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence, IR Fest, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2017 (science)
  • Digital consciousness, Amsterdam, March 2017 (outreach)
  • The birth of collective memories, Stavanger, Norway, March 2017 (science)
  • Data, data, data, Bloomberg Data Science seminar, London, UK, March 2017 (science)
  • The birth of collective memories, Saarbruecken, Germany, February 2017 (science)
  • Who we are, Amsterdam Data Science, February 2017 (outreach)
  • Who we are, Amsterdam Data Science, January 2017 (outreach)
  • Search without search box, ILPS Soos, Amsterdam, January 2017 (science)
  • Deep entity search, ADS Meetup, Amsterdam, January 2017 (science)

2016

  • Information interaction, Amsterdam, Licht op Rusland, Amsterdam, December 2016 (outreach)
  • Modeling information interactions, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, November 2016 (science)
  • Modeling information interactions, Shandong University, Jinan, China, November 2016 (science)
  • Modern Zoeken: Interactie, Leren en Aanpassen, Wikimedia Foundation Nederland, Utrecht, November 2016 (outreach)
  • Online Experimentation in Information Retrieval, Sberbank Data Science Journey, Moscow, Russia, November 2016 (science)
  • Information retrieval and artificial intelligence, Sberbank Corporate University, Moscow, Russia, November 2016 (outreach)
  • Amsterdam Data Science, Amsterdam, November 2016 (outreach)
  • Information retrieval and artificial intelligence, Amsterdam, November 2016 (science)
  • Time-aware multi-viewpoint summarization of multilingual social text streams, CIKM, Indianapolis, US, October 2016 (science)
  • Amsterdam Data Science, Graz, Austria, October 2016 (science)
  • The neural turn in information retrieval, Criteo, Paris, France, September 2016 (science)
  • Naturally intelligent search, KDWeb, Sardinia, Italy, September 2016 (science)
  • Click models, RUSSIR, Saratov, Russia, August 2016 (science)
  • Online learning to rank for information retrieval, SIGIR, Pisa, Italy, July 2016 (science)
  • De zoekmachine die zichzelf uitlegt, Enschede, July 2016 (outreach)
  • ADS and AMC, Amsterdam, June 2016 (outreach)
  • Long tail entities, Amsterdam, June 2016 (science)
  • Amsterdam Data Science, Amsterdam, June 2016 (outreach)
  • Mixed initiative search, Eindhoven, June 2016 (science)
  • Mixed initiative search, Amsterdam, June 2016 (outreach)
  • The automated future, Amsterdam, April 2016 (outreach)
  • Data-driven Information Retrieval, ECIR, Padova, Italy, March 2016 (science)
  • Data, kennis en innovatie voor Amsterdam in 2018, Amsterdam, March 2016 (outreach)
  • Semantic entities, Netflix, Los Gatos, US, February 2016 (science)
  • Introducing WSDM 2017, San Francisco, US, February 2016 (events)
  • Click models, WSDM, San Francisco, US, February 2016 (science)
  • Ethics of online experimentation, WSDM, San Francisco, US, February 2016 (science)
  • Self-Learning Search Engines: Unsupervised Hot Fixes, Amsterdam, January 2016 (science)
  • Amsterdam Data Science: Where We Are, Amsterdam, January 2016 (organization)
  • An Update on Amsterdam Data Science, Amsterdam, January 2016 (organization)

2015

  • Information and Language Processing Systems, Amsterdam, December 2015 (outreach)
  • Amsterdam Data Science: Update, Amsterdam, December 2015 (outreach)
  • Het geheim van de zoekmachine, Bergen op Zoom, November 2015 (outreach)
  • Responsible Information Retrieval, Amsterdam, November 2015 (science)
  • The Spaghetti Book, Amsterdam, November 2015 (science)
  • CoMerDa: The state of affairs, Utrecht, November 2015 (science)
  • Monitoring vocabulary shifts over time, Hannover, Germany, November 2015 (science)
  • Semantic entities, Melbourne, Australia, October 2015 (science)
  • Mining social text streams, Amsterdam, October 2015 (science)
  • Content analysis, knowledge representation, machine learning, Amsterdam, October 2015 (outreach)
  • AAA Data Science, Amsterdam, September 2015 (science)
  • Personalized communication, Amsterdam, September 2015 (science)
  • MediaNow Kick-off, Hilversum, September 2015 (science)
  • IR foundational concepts & models, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 2015 (science)
  • Hoe werkt Google, NEMO Codestarter, Amsterdam, June 27, 2015 (outreach)
  • Panel on semantic analysis of social media, Talking about Twitter, Granada, Spain, June 23, 2015 (outreach)
  • Entity-oriented search engine result pages, Athens, Greece, June 2015 (science)
  • Zoekmachines en algoritmes, Swammerdam Radio, Amsterdamfm.nl, Amsterdam, May 2015 (outreach)
  • 1ste Politiedebat, Apeldoorn, May 2015 (outreach)
  • On the way to success, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  • AAA Data Science Kick-off, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  • Data, Data, Data, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  • Big Data and Culture, Munich, March 2015 (science)
  • Learning Analytics, Amsterdam, March 2015 (outreach)
  • AAA Data Science, Amsterdam, March 2015 (science)
  • Amsterdam Data Science, Zaandam, February 2015 (outreach)
  • Search engines that learn from their users, Tarragona, Spain, January 2015 (science)

2014

  • Contrastive tweets summarization, Vox-POL Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, December 2014
  • Diversity and the pursuit of intent, ADCS, Melbourne, Australia, November 2014
  • Don’t hurt them: Learning to rank from historical interaction data, IRFC, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2014
  • Search engines that learn from their users, National University of Defense Technology, Changsa, China, November 2014
  • Online exploration for detecting shifts in fresh intent, CIKM 2014, Shanghai, China, November 2014
  • Search engines that learn from their users, DBDBD, Antwerp, Belgium, October 2014
  • ACT NY, The future of big data, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2014
  • Weakly supervised ranking, Bloomberg Labs, New York, USA, September 2014
  • Tracking entites over time, Alexandria Workshop, Hannover, Germany, September 2014
  • Self-Learning Search Engines, ABDIS 2014, Ohrid, Macedonia, September 2014
  • Personalized Diversification, KDD 2014, New York, August 2014
  • From Music Fandom to Artists and Back, KDD 2014 Workshop on Discovery and Curation, New York, August 2014
  • Big data en academisch onderzoek, Nationale Denktank, Huizen, The Netherlands, August 2014
  • Six tweets per second, SIGIR 2014 Workshop on Semantic Matching, Queensland, Australia, July 2014
  • The Autonomous Search Engine, Kubrick Summer School, Rhodos, Greece, July 2014
  • The Autonomous Search Engine, Paris-Saclay Center for Data Science, Paris, France, June 2014
  • Smile! You’re in an experiment, Big Data: Opportunities & Pitfalls for the Social Sciences, ASCOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014
  • Big data, Wetenschappelijk Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid, Den Haag, The Netherlands, June 2014
  • Computer en mens, Universiteitsdag, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2014
  • Autonomous Search, Yahoo Research, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014
  • Hoe werkt Google?, NEMO Wakker Worden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2014
  • Recommendation systems, SIKS Data Science Course, Vught, The Netherlands, May 2014
  • ECIR 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2014
  • One Way, the Online Way, Keystone, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 2014
  • De Autonome Zoekmachine, VOGIN-IP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2014
  • Personal Data Mining, Studium Generale, Maastricht, The Netherlands, March 2014
  • The State of IR, IvI Seminar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2014

2013

  • Muziek ontdekken, Vossius, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2013
  • Three stories on aggregated search, Cambridge, UK, November 2013
  • Zoektechnologie, Themadagen Digital Opsporing, Lunteren, The Netherlands, November 2013
  • Streamwatchr, ICT.2013, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 2013
  • Big data, DSRC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2013
  • Big data en het voorspellen van online gedrag, SWR, Leusden, The Netherlands, September 2013
  • RepLab 2013+2014, Valencia, Spain, September 2013
  • Over PRISM, Ad de Jonge Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2013
  • Evaluation, Granada, Spain, September 2013
  • xTAS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 2013
  • Pseudo Test Collections for Training and Tuning Microblog Rankers, SIGIR, Dublin, Ireland, July 2013
  • Click Models, Sapporo, Japan, July 2013
  • Evaluating Reputation Analysis Systems, Barcelona, Spain, June 2013
  • Your Life, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2013
  • Mining Big Data, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, April 2013
  • Reputation Analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2013
  • ECIR 2014 in Amsterdam, Moscow, Russia, March 2013
  • CLEF Labs at the University of Amsterdam, Moscow, Russia, March 2013
  • Information retrieval at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2013
  • Life Mining, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2013
  • xTAS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2013
  • QuaMerDes, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 2013
  • Going social, Zurich, Switzerland, January 2013
  • Why is digital humanities interesting for a computer scientist?, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 2013

2012

  • Text Mining for Business Intelligence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2012
  • Mining Your Life, Madrid, Spain, November 2012
  • Social Media Signals, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2012
  • Semantic Analysis of Online Behavior, Den Haag, The Netherlands, November 2012
  • Social Media Search, Lyon, France, October 2012
  • Life Mining, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 2012
  • Intelligent Information Access, Amsterdam, October 2012
  • Music, IR and Social Media, ISMIR, Porto, Portugal, October 2012
  • Life Mining, Brussels, Belgium, September 2012
  • Semantic Search in E-Discovery, Den Haag, The Netherlands, September 2012
  • OpenGeist: Insight in the Stream of Page Views on Wikipedia, Portland, USA, August 2012
  • Proprietary Data, Portland, USA, August 2012
  • Machine learning and IR, LXMLS, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2012
  • From Search to Life, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 2012
  • Log File Analysis, Venice, Italy, June 2012
  • Twitter, Maar Dan Semantisch, Den Haag, The Netherlands, June 2012
  • Semantic Twitter, Barcelona, Spain, June 2012
  • Time is on our side, Padua, Italy, May 2012
  • Zoeken en zo, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, May 2012
  • Zoeken en zo, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, May 2012
  • Information acess technologies for online reputation management, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012
  • COMMIT/ Wat het is en ervaringen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, April 2012
  • Result disambiguation in web people search, Barcelona, Spain, April 2012
  • Information retrieval for information services, Noordwijk, Australia, March 2012
  • Session-based Query Modeling, Melbourne, Australia, February 2012
  • E-Everything, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 2012
  • Big Text in Science, Den Haag, The Netherlands, February 2012
  • Alles Zoekbaar, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, February 2012
  • Information and language processing, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, January 2012
  • Log file analysis, Zinal, Switzerland, January 2012

2011

  • Interpreting human information signals, Gotheborg, December 2011
  • Information retrieval for information services, The Hague, November 2011
  • News and social media, Amsterdam, November 2011
  • Semantic query modeling, Trondheim, October 2011
  • The BRIDGE Project, Amsterdam, September 2011
  • Project Infiniti, Amsterdam, September 2011
  • Cordoba school, Cordoba, Argentina, August 2011
  • Using Linked Open Data for Understanding Queries (and Other Short Text Segments), SIGIR Workshop on Qery Modeling and Understanding, SIGIR, Beijing, China, July 2011
  • Adapting Rankers Online, Yandex, Moscow, June 2011
  • Adapting Rankers Online, IRF Symposium, Vienna, May 2011
  • News and Social Media, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2011
  • Semantifying Email Search E-Discovery Symposium, May 2011
  • Emotions, Experiences and Social Media, W3C workshop, Pisa, April 2011
  • Zoeken in social media, Amsterdam, March 2011
  • Semantic search, Amsterdam, March 2011
  • ISLA and eScience, Amsterdam, February 2011
  • ILPS: Information and language processing systems, Amsterdam, February 2011
  • Evaluation metrics and methodologies, Berlin, January 2011
  • Information retrieval for information services, Utrecht, January 2011
  • Informatie & Betekenis in Beeld, Tekst en Redeneren, Amsterdam, January 2011

2010

  • Het web als graadmeter, Nyenrode, November 2010
  • On the evaluation of entity profiles, CLEF, Padua, September 2010
  • The future of social media, Picnic, Amsterdam, September 2010
  • Sentimental About People, WePS, Padua, September 2010
  • Simulating Searches from Transaction Logs, SIGIR, Geneva, July 2010
  • Mining: Van data naar sociale data, ICS, Beetsterzwaag, July 2010
  • Successful proposals, NWO, Den Haag, June 2010
  • Social Media Analysis and Retrieval Technologies, Meta-Net, Berlin, June 2010
  • Machine translation for queries, GALATEAS, Grenoble, April 2010
  • The University of Amsterdam Team, GALATEAS, Grenoble, April 2010
  • Text Mining and Collective Intelligence, AUC, Amsterdam, April 2010
  • Waarzeggen met het web, ICTDelta, Utrecht, March 2010
  • Analyse van Open Bronnen, KLPD, Driebergen, February 2010