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Our IRJ journal article “EveTAR: building a large-scale multi-task test collection over Arabic tweets” has been published online here. Download […]
A paper has been accepted at LREC 2018, titled “DART: A Large Dataset of Dialectal Arabic Tweets” with my senior […]
Our journal article titled “EveTAR: Building a Large-Scale Multi-Task Test Collection over Arabic Tweets” has been finally accepted for publication […]
Our proposed workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT) was accepted at LREC 2018. The workshop is co-organized […]
Our proposed workshop on Analysis of Broad Dynamic Topics over Social Media (BroDyn) was accepted at ECIR 2018. The workshop […]
Our journal article titled “Intelligent Topic Selection for Low-Cost Information Retrieval Evaluation: A New Perspective on Deep vs. Shallow Judging” […]
Our lab proposal titled “Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims in Political Debates” has been accepted at CLEF 2018. The […]
Our journal article titled “Query Performance Prediction for Microblog Search” has been finally accepted for publication at Information Processing and Management (IP&M) […]
I have been elected as the coordinator of the Data Science research group at the Computer Science and Engineering Dept […]
My Ph.D student Maram Hasanain has been selected as SIGIR Student Liaison (for the Middle East region) among only 6 students worldwide. […]
I have given a “How to Give a (Research) Talk” talk at the CSE dept seminar series today at QU. […]
I’m proud to be the first to teach a “Data Science” course in Qatar this Fall at Qatar University! Starting […]
Reem Suwaileh (my MSc student) and Maram Hasanain (my PhD student) won the first and the first-repeated places in the poster […]
Our historic 1st rank at TREC 2016 was featured heavily in the local news today! Articles were written in Gulf […]
I have contributed an article that is featured in the first issue of CSE newsletter about our team’s success story […]
My perspective PhD student Maram Hasanain has been selected among 10 students from all over the world to represent ACM […]
A demo paper has been accepted at ECIR 2017, titled “QweetFinder: Real-time Finding and Filtering of Question Tweets” with Ameer Albahem […]
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
I have been invited to join the editorial board of Elsevier Information Processing & Management Journal (IF = 1.397), one […]
I have given the QU talk of real-time summarization track at TREC today. You can find the slides here.
I have given the QU talk of LiveQA track at TREC today. You can find the slides here.
Our bigIR (representing QU) team has been ranked first at TREC (Text REtrieval Conference) 2016 international research competition in the […]
Our paper titled “Why Is That Relevant? Collecting Annotator Rationales for Relevance Judgments” has been awarded “Best Paper Award” at […]
We have been “selected” by the organizers to present our work at TREC-2016 Real-time Summarization track!
I have given a talk titled “Research Issues You MUST know!” at “Cybersecurity Policy, Management and IT ethics” graduate course […]
I was appointed as a manager (along with Dr. Noora Fetais) of the newly-added “Data Science” research focus area at […]
Due to our “high performance” in TREC-2016 LiveQA track, we have been “invited” by the organizers to present our work […]
Our full paper titled “Why Is That Relevant? Collecting Annotator Rationales for Relevance Judgments” co-authored with Tyler Mcdonnell and Matt Lease (University […]
Our test collection for Arabic event detection in Twitter has just been released. Please check it out here!
I have given a talk at Social Media in the Newsroom (SMNews) workshop held at ICWSM’16 conference in Cologne, Germany, […]
Hind Almerekhi, Maram Hasanain, and Tamer Elsayed. EveTAR: A New Test Collection for Event Detection in Arabic Tweets. Proceedings of […]
Reem Suwaileh (MSc student) and Maram Hasanain (PhD student) have been selected to get SIGIR travel grant to support their […]
I gave a talk titled “bigIR: When Big Data meets Information Retrieval” at “Big Data Management” workshop organized at QU.
Our group got 2 short papers accepted at ACM SIGIR conference (the top conference in our IR field) this year for […]
We got a full paper titled “What Questions Do Journalists Ask on Twitter?” accepted at the Social Media in the […]
My MSc student, Hind Almerekhi, has successfully defended her MSc thesis titled “Building a Test Collection for Significant-Event Detection in […]
Our short paper “On the Evaluation of Tweet Timeline Generation Task” (with Walid Magdy (QCRI) and Maram Hasanain) has been accepted at ECIR 2016!
Gave a talk at AIRS 2015 at Brisbane, Australia on our accepted paper “Detecting Automatically-Generated Arabic Tweets”.
Got “Best Paper Award” at AIRS 2015 for the paper titled “Improving Tweet Timeline Generation by Predicting Optimal Retrieval Depth” co-authored with my […]
My journal article jointly authored with Walid Magdy and titled “Unsupervised Adaptive Microblog Filtering for Broad Dynamic Topics” has finally been accepted […]
QU team is ranked 2nd at TREC’15 microblog track, real-time filtering task (scenario A) among 14 participating international teams!! The team includes […]
My proposed “Big Data Analytics” PhD course has been approved and is offered in Fall 2015. It’s the first ever […]
Mucahid Kutlu has joined my research team as a PostDoc.