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

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.

2018

  1. Algoritmes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2018 (outreach)
  2. Retrieval as Interaction, Strix Award, London, UK, November 2018 (science)
  3. Shifting Information Interactions, CIKM 2018, Turin, Italy, October 2018 (science)
  4. AI voor Nederland, ICAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  5. Relevance is Visual, Emerce Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  6. AI, WRR, Den Haag, The Netherlands, October 2018 (outreach)
  7. AI and its impact, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  8. Dialogue generation: From imitation learning to inverse reinforcement learning, Google Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2018 (science)
  9. AI and Business, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  10. Ranking for relevance and display preferences in complex presentation layouts, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 2018 (science)
  11. Hybride Intelligentie, Opening Academisch Jaar, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2018 (science)
  12. Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence, KD Panel, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  13. Personalized Ranking of Paper Recommendations, Big Scholar, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  14. Modeling and Predicting Podcast User Behavior, Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Podcasts, KDD 2018, London, UK, August 2018 (science)
  15. Information discovery in e-commerce, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, USA, July 2018 (science)
  16. AI, Machine Learning, en Zoeken, Odgers Berndtson, Brummen, The Netherlands, July 2018 (outreach)
  17. De laatste ontwikkelingen in AI en Machine Learning, NRC Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (outreach)
  18. Hoe weet YouTube wat ik leuk vind?, Nemo Science Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (outreach)
  19. AI and Technology-Assisted Systematic Reviews, CES Asia, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  20. Innovation in the Age of Intelligence, AI Summit, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  21. AI and Innovation (panel), AI Summit, Shanghai, China, June 2018 (outreach)
  22. Efficient evaluation of interactive systems with theoretical guarantees, BigWeb, Lyon, France, April 2018 (science)
  23. Learning to search for datasets, WWW 2018 Workshop, Lyon, France, April 2018 (science)
  24. IR systems as interactive systems, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  25. IR systems as interactive systems, Peking University, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  26. IR systems as interactive systems, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, April 2018 (science)
  27. Neural networks for information retrieval, ECIR 2018, Toulouse, France, April 2018 (science)
  28. Explaining rankings, Royal Society/KNAW workshop, London, UK, February 2018 (science)
  29. Responsible information retrieval, SWIRL 2018, Melbourne, Australia, February 2018 (science)
  30. Data science innovation, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, February 2018 (outreach)
  31. Neural networks for information retrieval, WSDM 2018, Los Angeles, USA, February 2018 (science)

2017

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

2016

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

2015

  1. Information and Language Processing Systems, Amsterdam, December 2015 (outreach)
  2. Amsterdam Data Science: Update, Amsterdam, December 2015 (outreach)
  3. Het geheim van de zoekmachine, Bergen op Zoom, November 2015 (outreach)
  4. Responsible Information Retrieval, Amsterdam, November 2015 (science)
  5. The Spaghetti Book, Amsterdam, November 2015 (science)
  6. CoMerDa: The state of affairs, Utrecht, November 2015 (science)
  7. Monitoring vocabulary shifts over time, Hannover, Germany, November 2015 (science)
  8. Semantic entities, Melbourne, Australia, October 2015 (science)
  9. Mining social text streams, Amsterdam, October 2015 (science)
  10. Content analysis, knowledge representation, machine learning, Amsterdam, October 2015 (outreach)
  11. AAA Data Science, Amsterdam, September 2015 (science)
  12. Personalized communication, Amsterdam, September 2015 (science)
  13. MediaNow Kick-off, Hilversum, September 2015 (science)
  14. IR foundational concepts & models, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 2015 (science)
  15. Hoe werkt Google, NEMO Codestarter, Amsterdam, June 27, 2015 (outreach)
  16. Panel on semantic analysis of social media, Talking about Twitter, Granada, Spain, June 23, 2015 (outreach)
  17. Entity-oriented search engine result pages, Athens, Greece, June 2015 (science)
  18. Zoekmachines en algoritmes, Swammerdam Radio, Amsterdamfm.nl, Amsterdam, May 2015 (outreach)
  19. 1ste Politiedebat, Apeldoorn, May 2015 (outreach)
  20. On the way to success, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  21. AAA Data Science Kick-off, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  22. Data, Data, Data, Amsterdam, April 2015 (science)
  23. Big Data and Culture, Munich, March 2015 (science)
  24. Learning Analytics, Amsterdam, March 2015 (outreach)
  25. Big Data/Data Science, Arnhem, March 2015 (outreach)
  26. AAA Data Science, Amsterdam, March 2015 (science)
  27. Amsterdam Data Science, Zaandam, February 2015 (outreach)
  28. Search engines that learn from their users, Tarragona, Spain, January 2015 (science)

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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