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Our full paper titled “Your Behavior Signals Your Reliability: Modeling Crowd Behavioral Traces to Ensure Quality Relevance Annotations” led by our UT collaborators Tanya Goyal, Tyler McDonnell, and Matt Lease and co-authored by Mucahid Kutlu (QU) has been accepted at HComp 2018!

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29 posts
March 29th, 2018

Full paper accepted at HComp 2018!

Our full paper titled “Your Behavior Signals Your Reliability: Modeling Crowd Behavioral Traces to Ensure Quality Relevance Annotations” led by […]

March 26th, 2018

BroDyn’18 workshop @ ECIR was a success!

With about 20 attendees, BroDyn’18 workshop “the 1st International Workshop on Analysis of Broad Dynamic Topics over Social Media” was […]

December 21st, 2017

Our IRJ article is now online!

Our IRJ journal article “EveTAR: building a large-scale multi-task test collection over Arabic tweets” has been published online here. Download […]

December 13th, 2017

Paper accepted at LREC 2018!

A paper has been accepted at LREC 2018, titled “DART: A Large Dataset of Dialectal Arabic Tweets” with my senior […]

October 17th, 2017

Arabic Processing Workshop accepted at LREC 2018!

Our proposed workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT) was accepted at LREC 2018. The workshop is co-organized […]

October 12th, 2017

BroDyn workshop accepted at ECIR’18!

Our proposed workshop on Analysis of Broad Dynamic Topics over Social Media (BroDyn) was accepted at ECIR 2018. The workshop […]

September 14th, 2017

Another journal article accepted at IP&M!

Our journal article titled “Intelligent Topic Selection for Low-Cost Information Retrieval Evaluation: A New Perspective on Deep vs. Shallow Judging” […]

September 12th, 2017

Fact-Checking Lab accepted at CLEF 2018!

Our lab proposal titled “Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims in Political Debates” has been accepted at CLEF 2018. The […]

August 15th, 2017

Journal article accepted at IP&M!

Our journal article titled “Query Performance Prediction for Microblog Search” has been finally accepted for publication at Information Processing and Management (IP&M) […]

June 20th, 2017

Elected as coordinator of Data Science group at CSE dept!

I have been elected as the coordinator of the Data Science research group at the Computer Science and Engineering Dept […]

June 6th, 2017

Maram Hasanain: SIGIR Student Liaison!

My Ph.D student Maram Hasanain has been selected as SIGIR Student Liaison (for the Middle East region) among only 6 students worldwide. […]

May 18th, 2017

Gave a “How to Give a (Research) Talk” talk at QU!

I have given a “How to Give a (Research) Talk” talk at the CSE dept seminar series today at QU. […]

February 13th, 2017

Teaching Data Science course this fall!

I’m proud to be the first to teach a “Data Science” course in Qatar this Fall at Qatar University! Starting […]

January 9th, 2017

In the news: Our historic TREC success!

Our historic 1st rank at TREC 2016 was featured heavily in the local news today! Articles were written in Gulf […]

January 8th, 2017

“QU at TREC .. A Success Story”: an article at CSE newsletter!

I have contributed an article that is featured in the first issue of CSE newsletter about our team’s success story […]

December 31st, 2016

Maram Hasanain: SIGIR Ambassador at ACM Turing Award 50-Years Celebration

My perspective PhD student Maram Hasanain has been selected among 10 students from all over the world to represent ACM […]

November 30th, 2016

In the news: our HComp best paper!

Our HComp 2016 best paper award has been featured in a news release: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/news/professor-lease-wins-hcomp-2016-best-paper-award  

November 16th, 2016

Our team achieved a historic 1st rank at TREC 2016 !!!

Our bigIR (representing QU) team has been ranked first at TREC (Text REtrieval Conference) 2016 international research competition in the […]

November 1st, 2016

Best paper award at HCOMP 2016!

Our paper titled “Why Is That Relevant? Collecting Annotator Rationales for Relevance Judgments” has been awarded “Best Paper Award” at […]

August 3rd, 2016

Full paper accepted @ HComp 2016 !

Our full paper titled “Why Is That Relevant? Collecting Annotator Rationales for Relevance Judgments” co-authored with Tyler Mcdonnell and Matt Lease (University […]

July 18th, 2016

EveTAR is released!

Our test collection for Arabic event detection in Twitter has just been released. Please check it out here!

May 17th, 2016

Gave a talk at SMNews Workshop, ICWSM’16

I have given a talk at Social Media in the Newsroom (SMNews) workshop held at ICWSM’16 conference in Cologne, Germany, […]

May 14th, 2016

Our papers @ SIGIR 2016

Hind Almerekhi, Maram Hasanain, and Tamer Elsayed. EveTAR: A New Test Collection for Event Detection in Arabic Tweets. Proceedings of […]

April 27th, 2016

2 students got SIGIR travel grants!

Reem Suwaileh (MSc student) and Maram Hasanain (PhD student) have been selected to get SIGIR travel grant to support their […]

December 3rd, 2015

Talk at AIRS 2015

Gave a talk at AIRS 2015 at Brisbane, Australia on our accepted paper “Detecting Automatically-Generated Arabic Tweets”.

November 24th, 2015

Journal article accepted at IP&M!

My journal article jointly authored with Walid Magdy and titled “Unsupervised Adaptive Microblog Filtering for Broad Dynamic Topics” has finally been accepted […]

November 18th, 2015

Ranked 2nd at TREC-2015 real-time filtering track!

QU team is ranked 2nd at TREC’15 microblog track, real-time filtering task (scenario A) among 14 participating international teams!! The team includes […]

September 2nd, 2015

“Big Data” course approved!

My proposed “Big Data Analytics” PhD course has been approved and is offered in Fall 2015. It’s the first ever […]

September 1st, 2015

New postdoc joining the team!

Mucahid Kutlu has joined my research team as a PostDoc.