Prof. Maarten de Rijke is the director of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI). In the joint ICAI-Ahold Delhaize industry lab, the AIRLab, research will be conducted into socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make recommendations to consumers and into transparent AI technology for managing goods flows. The research will take place with Albert Heijn and bol.com, both brands of Ahold Delhaize. In addition, AIRLab will focus on talent development tracks.
De Rijke is a professor of Information Retrieval in the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam and leads the Information and Language Processing Systems group, one of the world’s leading academic research groups in information retrieval. His research focus is on intelligent information access, with projects on self-learning search engines, on semantic search, and on the interface between information retrieval and artificial intelligence.
De Rijke is the former director of Amsterdam Data Science, of the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISLA), of the Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT), and of the University of Amsterdam’s Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.
De Rijke is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and a recipient of a Pioneer Personal Innovation grant, the Tony Kent Strix Award, the Bloomberg Data Science Research Award, the Criteo Faculty Research Award, the Microsoft PhD Research Fellowship Award, and the Yahoo Faculty and Research Engagement Program Award.
Relevance is Visual
The visual appearance of a web page can have a significant impact on perceived utility, which opens new directions in information discovery for e-commerce. How can we use state-of-the-art visual extraction methods to create significant improvements in performance compared to using only non-visual features?
The talk is based on joint work with Bram van den Akker and Ilya Markov.