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Negar Arabzadeh

PhD Candidate

My name is Negar Arabzadeh. I am a PhD student at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr.Charles Clarke. I truly enjoy doing research in Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing.

May 2024

🏆I was honored to receive the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).
 

April 2024

I have passed my PhD second comprehensive exam. Officially a PhD candidate now !

March 2024

🏆Our paper  "Context-Aware Query Term Difficulty Estimation for Performance Prediction" was received honorable mention award at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Abbas Saleminezhad, Ebrahim Bagheri and Soosan Beheshti.

📚Our paper  "Ranked List Truncation: From Retrieval to Re-ranking" got accepted at SIGIR 2024.

W/ Chuan Meng, Arian Askari, Mohammad Aliannejadi and Maarten de rijke

✈️I attended ECIR 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

💬 I gave a keynote talk at  The 1st international workshop on Open Web Search #Wows2024 @ECIR2024

💬 I gave a talk at  The Search Futures workshop @ECIR2024

✈️I attended EACL2024 in Malta. 

February 2024

🗃️I started c0-organizing SIGIR Virtual Forum Lean and Learn series. 

💬 I gave a talk at  UCL Web Intelligence Group.

January 2024

📚Our paper  "Fréchet Distance for Offline Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems with Sparse Labels " got accepted at EACL 2024.

W/ Charles Clarke

December 2023

I finished my internship in Microsoft Research. 

📚Our paper  "LaQuE: Enabling Entity Search at Scale" got accepted at ECIR 2024.

W/ Amin Bigdeli and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚Our paper  "Adapting Standard Retrieval Benchmarks to Evaluate Generated Answers" got accepted at ECIR 2024.

W/ Amin Bigdeli and Charles Clarke

📚Our paper  "Context-Aware Query Term Difficulty Estimation for Performance Prediction" got accepted at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Abbas Saleminezhad, Ebrahim Bagheri and Soosan Beheshti.

📚Our paper  "Learning to Jointly Transform and Rank Difficult Queries" got accepted at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Amin Bigdeli and  Ebrahim Bagheri.

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