KDD 2017 Student Travel Award

I was awarded a student travel grant for attending the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The conference brings together researchers from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics and big data. It will be held between August 13 – 17, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada.

Looking forward to KDD 2017!

 

#GHC17 Student Scholarship

I am one of the lucky winners of a student scholarship to attend the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Orlando, Florida,  October 4-6, 2017.  This event is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing, and is sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). According to the GHC Scholarship Committee: “we had a stellar group of applicants this year and you should be very proud that you were selected“. Thank you, #GHC17! Orlando, till this fall!

More information on this event can be found on the Grace Hopper website.

ECIR 2017 paper is now online!

Our paper “A Systematic Analysis of Sentence Update Detection for Temporal Summarization” with Evangelos Kanoulas is now online. You can read below the abstract of the paper:

“Temporal summarization algorithms filter large volumes of streaming documents and emit sentences that constitute salient event updates. Systems developed typically combine in an ad-hoc fashion traditional retrieval and document summarization algorithms to filter sentences inside documents. Retrieval and summarization algorithms however have been developed to operate on static document collections. Therefore, a deep understanding of the limitations of these approaches when applied to a temporal summarization task is necessary. In this work we present a systematic analysis of the methods used for retrieval of update sentences in temporal summarization, and demonstrate the limitations and potentials of these methods by examining the retrievability and the centrality of event updates, as well as the existence of intrinsic inherent characteristics in update versus non-update sentences.”

The full paper is available here.

Our paper “A Systematic Analysis of Sentence Update Detection for Temporal Summarization” with Evangelos Kanoulas (@ekanou) has been accepted as a full paper at ECIR2017!

Our paper “A Systematic Analysis of Sentence Update Detection for Temporal Summarization” with Evangelos Kanoulas (@ekanou) has been accepted as a full paper at ECIR2017! As in previous years, ECIR attracted a large number of submissions. The organizers received 135 valid long papers out of which 36 were accepted, leading to an acceptance rate of 27%. All submissions have been reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. Subsequently, the discussion phase was guided by a senior reviewer and often led to quite extensive debates in case of conflicting reviews. All reviews and discussions were reviewed by the PC chairs.

The ECIR conference will be held in Aberdeeen, UK, between 8th -13th April 2017. I will post here a pre-print version of our paper soon.