Research

These are projects I am / have been involved in.

Current projects / grants

  • SEQUOIA: Smart Maintenance Optimization (STW 15474) (April 2017 - April 2021)
  • Twitter DataGrant: How Twitter awareness campaigning affects cancer prevention and early detection behaviour (Twitter, Tech4people) (May 2014 - May 2018)
  • CTIT Computing Lab: Hadoop cluster and more (CTIT; January 2015 - January 2020) [wiki]

Past projects / grants

  • Infiniti: Information Retrieval for Information Services (COMMIT; December 2011 - December 2016)
  • FACT: Folktales As Classifiable Texts (NWO Catch, 640.005.002) (January 2012 - October 2016) [wiki]
  • AXES: Access to Audiovisual Archives (European Integrated Project; January 2011 - January 2015)
  • Q-Able: Natural Access to Web Databases (STW Valorisation Grant, Phase 1, Project number 13214) (September 2013 - January 2014)
  • NWO-Vidi: Distributed Information Retrieval by means of Keyword Auctions; unded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 639.022.809); October 2008 - October 2013
  • Puppy-IR: An Open Source Environment to construct Information Services for Children (European STREP No. 231507) [wiki] (April 2009 - April 2012)
  • RDoS: Radical Decentralization of Search; Funded by the Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program, October 2008 - October 2010 [final report]
  • EfFoRT: Effective Focused Retrieval Techniques; funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 612.066.513); January 15, 2007 - January 15, 2011 [wiki]
  • SRO-NICE: Strategic Research Orientation - Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments; funded by the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology; July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010
  • MultimediaN: Semantic Multimedia Access; funded by the Dutch government BSIK programme (”Besluit subsidies investeringen kennisinfrastructuur”); April 1, 2004 - November 31, 2009 [wiki]
  • CIRQUID: Complex Information Retrieval Queries in a DBMS; funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 612.061.210); November 1, 2002 - December 31, 2006 [wiki]
  • CLEF: Cross-Language Evaluation Forum; funded by the European Commission 5th Framework Programme (IST-2000-31002); January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2003 (mirror)
  • DELOS: Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries; funded by the European Commission 5th Framework Programme (IST-1999-12262); January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2002
  • DRUID: Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval on the basis of Image Processing and Language and Speech Technology; funded by the Telematica Instituut; May 1,1998 - December 31, 2001
  • OLIVE: A multilingual indexing tool for broadcast material based on speech recognition; funded by the European Commission, DG XIII, Telematics Applications Programme, Sector Language Engineering (LE4-8364); 1998 - 2000
  • POP-EYE: Video retrieval project funded by the European Commission, DG XIII, Telematics Applications Programme, Sector Language Engineering (LE1-4234); 1997 - 1998
  • TWENTY-ONE: Development of a multimedia and multilingual information transaction and dissemination tool, funded by the European Commission, DG XIII, Telematics Applications Programme, Sector Information Engineering (IE-2108); 1996 - 1999

Activities

  • Board of SIKS: the Dutch Research School on Information and Knowledge Systems.
  • Scientific leader of the NIRICT Research theme Data Science.
  • Founding member of the Data Science Platform Nederland DSPN.
  • Member of KEYSTONE: semantic KEYword-based Search on sTructured data sOurcEs (EU COST Action IC1302, More info)
  • Member of JA@UT: the “Jonge Akademie” of the University of Twente. (Board member: 2012-2014)
  • Member of the University Curriculum Committee IT. (2008-2016 More info)
  • Information Director of ACM SIGIR (2007 - 2013)
  • Study advisor for the Computer Science master track Information Systems Engineering (2002 - 2007)
  • Co-organiser of the ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2007.
  • Co-organiser of the SIKS/Yahoo Seminar on Searching and Ranking, SSR 2008.
  • Co-organiser of the Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshops, DIR 2009, DIR 2005, DIR 2001.
  • Co-organiser of the Twente Data Management Workshop, TDM 2004.
  • Co-organiser of the Twente Workshop on Language Technology, TWLT-14.
  • Programme committee member of NWO Computer Science (BeoordelingsCommissie Informatica, BCI) 2004-2007
  • Programme committee member of NWO STARE (Star E-Science: multidisciplinary research in computer science and astronomy) 2006
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Retrieval, Springer
  • Programme committee member of the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL (2006-2008)
  • Programme committee member of the ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR (2001 - senior member/area coordinator since 2008)
  • Programme committee member of the European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR (2003 - )
  • Programme committee member of the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM (2005 - )
  • Programme committee member of the International Conference on Scalable Information Systems, INFOSCALE 2006, 2008
  • Programme committee member of the International World Wide Web Conference, WWW, 2009 (track XML and Web Data)
  • Programme committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, ICME 2005
  • Peer reviewing for ACM TOIS (Transactions on Information Systems), ACM TALIP (Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing), AIJ (Artificial Intelligence Journal), DKE (Data & Knowledge Engineering Journal), IP&M (Information Processing & Management), IRJ (Information Retrieval Journal), JSS (Journal of Systems and Software), and more…