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Megaphone

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.

📚Our paper  "BertPE: a BERT-Based Pre-retrieval Estimator for Query Performance Prediction" got accepted at ECIR 2024

W/ Fattane Zarrinkalam and Maryam Khodabakhsh

📚Our paper  "Estimating Query Performance Through Rich Contextualized Query Representations" got accepted at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Sajad Ebrahimi, Maryam khodabakhsh and Ebrahim Bagheri.

🧑‍🏫Our tutorial "Query Performance Prediction: From Fundamentals to Advanced Techniques" got accepted at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Chuan Meng, Mohammad Aliannejadi and Ebrahim Bagheri.

📚Our demo paper  "KnowFIRES: a Knowledge-graph Framework for Interpreting Retrieved Entities from Search" got accepted at ECIR 2024. 

W/ Kiarash  Golzadeh, Christopher Risi, Charles Clarke and Jian Zhao.

📚Our paper  "BertPE: a BERT-Based Pre-retrieval Estimator for Query Performance Prediction" got accepted at ECIR 2024

W/ Fattane Zarrinkalam and Maryam Khodabakhsh

November 2023

💬 I gave a talk at   Information Retrieval (IR) group at the University of Glasgow.

September 2023

👩‍💻 I Joined Microsoft Research, Redmond as a Research  Intern.

✈️Finally I am doing this internship in person! First time in the USA!

📚Our paper  "A Self-supervised Language Model Selection Strategy for Biomedical Question Answering" got accepted in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

W/  Ebrahim Bagheri

📚Our paper  " Retrieving Supporting Evidence for Generative Question Answering" got accepted in SIGIR-AP 2023.

W/ Siqing Huo and Charles Clarke

August 2023

📚Our paper  " Noisy Perturbations for Estimating Query Difficulty  in Dense Retrievers" got accepted in CIKM 2023.

W/ Radin Hamidi Rad, Maryam Khodabakhsh  and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚Our paper  " Neural Disentanglement of Query Difficulty and Semantics" got accepted in CIKM 2023.

W/ Sara Salamat, Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyedsalehi, Morteza Zihayat  and Ebrahim Bagheri

July 2023
✈️I attended SIGIR 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.

June 2023

💰 I won  SIGIR Travel Award to attend SIGIR and ICTIR Conference in Taiwan.

📚Our paper  "A is for Adele: An Offline Evaluation Metric for Instant Search" got accepted in ICTIR 2023.

W/ Oleksandra Kmet, Ben Carterette, Charles Clarke, Claudia Hauff and Praveen Chandar

📚Our paper  "Retrieving Supporting Evidence for LLMs Generated Answers" got accepted in Retrieval Enhanced Machine Learning Workshop at SIGIR 2023.

W/ Siqing Huo and Charles Clarke

May 2023

💰 I won  AMII Talent Bursary Award to attend Upper Bound conference in Edmonton, Alberta.

April 2023

💰 I won  Cheriton Scholarship for a value of $20,000.
 

💬 I presented our journal paper "Shallow Pooling for Sparse Labels" at ECIR 2023.
 

💬 We gave a tutorial on "Understanding and Mitigating Gender Bias
in Information Retrieval Systems" at ECIR 2023.

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyedsalehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri
 

✈️I attended ECIR 2023 in Dublin, Ireland.
 

📚Our paper "Query Performance Prediction: From Ad-hoc to Conversational Search" got accepted in SIGIR 2023.

W/ Chuan Meng,Mohammad Aliannejadi and Maarten de Rijke
 

📚Our paper  "A Preference Judgment Tool for Authoritative Assessment" got accepted in SIGIR 2023.

W/ Mahsa Seifikar,  Linh Nhi Phan Minh, Mark Smucker and Charles Clarke


📚Our paper  "Quantifying Ranker Coverage of Different Query Subspaces" got accepted in SIGIR2023.

W/ Amin Bigdeli,Radin Hamidi Rad  and Ebrahim Bagheri

February 2023

💬 We gave a tutorial on "Preference-based Offline Evaluation" at WSDM 2023.

W/ Fernando Diaz and Charles L.A Clarke

✈️I attended WSDM 2023 in Singapore.

✔️I finished my internship at Google Brain.

January 2023

📚Our paper "PREME: Preference-based Meeting Exploration through an Interactive Questionnaire" got accepted in EACL 2023. This was the outcome of my internship @Microsoft Research

W/ Ali Ahmadvand, Julia Kiseleva, Yang Lui,  Ahmed Hassan Awaddallah, Ming Zhong and Milad Shokouhi

December 2022

📚 Our  tutorial proposal "Understanding and Mitigating Gender Bias in Information Retrieval Systems" got accepted @ECIR 2023.  

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyed Salehi, Morteza Zihayat  and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚 Our  paper  "Learning Query-Space Document Representations for High-Recall Retrieval" got accepted @ECIR 2023.  

W/ Sara Salamat, Fattane Zarrinkalam, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri 

📚 Our  paper "Don't Raise Your Voice, Improve Your Argument: Learning to Retrieve Convincing Arguments" got accepted @ECIR 2023.  

W/Sara Salamat, Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyedsalehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚 Our  paper  "De-Biasing Relevance Judgements for Fair Ranking" got accepted @ECIR 2023.  

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyedsalehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri

November 2022

🎤I gave a talk on "Gender Bias in Information Retrieval" at MILA. 

📚 Our  tutorial proposal "prefrence-based offline evaluation" got accepted @WSDM 2023.  

W/ Fernando Diaz and Charles L.A Clarke

October 2022

📚Our paper "Collecting Interactive Multi-Modal Datasets for Grounded Language Understanding" got accepted in InterNLP workshop @NeuRIPS 2022

W/ Julia KiselevaShrestha MohantyMilagro TeruelArtem ZholusMikhail BurtsevAlexey SkrynnikAleksandr PanovMarc-Alexandre CôtéKavya SrinetYuxuan Sun and Arthur Szlam

August 2022

👩‍💻 I Joined Google Brain as a Student Researcher Intern. 

🏃‍♀️ After several months of work with a great team, We finally launched the "IGLU competition"  in two different RL and NLP tasks for NeurIPS 2022.

✔️I finished my internship at Spotify Research. 

📚"Early Stage Sparse Retrieval with Entity Linking" got accepted @CIKM 2022.

W/ Dahlia Shehata and Charles L.A Clarke

 

📚"Unsupervised Question Clarity Prediction through Retrieved Item Coherency" got accepted @CIKM 2022.

W/ Mahsa Seifikar  and Charles L.A Clarke

July 2022

💬 We gave a tutorial on "Gender Bias in Information Retrieval Systems" at SIGIR 2022

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyed Salehi, Morteza Zihayat  and Ebrahim Bagheri

✈️ I attended SIGIR 2022 in Madrid, and it could not be more fun to attend a conference in person after two years!

June 2022

✈️ I attended WebSci 2022 in Barcelona to present our paper. 

W/ Anja Klasnja, Mahbod Mehrvarz and Ebrahim Bagheri

April 2021

🏆 Our paper "A Light-weight Strategy for Restraining Gender Biases in Neural Rankers " got Best Paper Award @ECIR 2022

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyed Salehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri

February 2022

👩‍💻 I started an internship at Spotify to work on podcasts' offline evaluation. 

December 2021

🏖️ I am visiting my family in Iran for the holidays :)

November 2021

📚Our paper "A Light-weight Strategy for Restraining Gender Biases in Neural Rankers " got accepted in ECIR 2022

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyed Salehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri

August 2021

📚Our paper "BERT-QPP: Contextualized Pre-trained transformers for Query Performance Prediction" got accepted in CIKM 2021

W/ Maryam Khodabakhsh and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚Our paper "Predicting Efficiency/Effectiveness Trade-offs for Dense vs. Sparse Retrieval Strategy Selection" got accepted in CIKM 2021

W/ Xinyi Yan  and Charles Clarke

📚Our paper "MS MARCO Chameleons: Challenging the MS MARCO Leaderboard with Extremely Obstinate Queries" got accepted in CIKM 2021

W/ Bhaskar Mitra and Ebrahim Bagheri

📚Our paper "Matches Made in Heaven: Toolkit and Large-Scale Datasets for Supervised Query Reformulation" got accepted in CIKM 2021

W/ Amin Bigdeli, Shirin Seyed Salehi, Morteza Zihayat and Ebrahim Bagheri

✔️I finished my internship at Spotify Research. 

June 2021

👩‍💻 I started an internship at Microsoft Research.

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