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“CRQA: Crowd-powered Real-time Automated Question Answering System” accepted to HCOMP 2016

Our paper “CRQA: Crowd-powered Real-time Automated Question Answering System” by Denis Savenkov and Eugene Agichtein has been accepted to HCOMP 2016. It describes our experiments in using crowdsourcing to improve real-time question answering system, which we ran during TREC LiveQA

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Our paper “When a Knowledge Base Is Not Enough” has been accepted at SIGIR 2016

Exciting news, our paper titled “When a Knowledge Base Is Not Enough: Question Answering over Knowledge Bases with External Text Data” by Denis Savenkov and Eugene Agichtein has been accepted at SIGIR 2016. The conference will take place in Pisa,

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Yahoo! FREP awarded to Dr. Eugene Agichtein

In 2015, 24 recipients from 22 universities were selected based on their areas of science and interest to Yahoo! The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that Dr. Eugene Agichtein was awarded a research gift and the opportunity to

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Congratulations to Dr. Qiaoling Liu

Congratulations to Dr. Qiaoling Liu who successfully defended her PhD thesis on “Improving Usefulness of Community Question Answering Services Towards Better Searcher Satisfaction and Question Recommendation”.

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Congratulations to Dr. Yu Wang

We are happy to announce that Dr. Yu Wang has successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis on “Modeling Temporal Dynamics of User Generated Content”.

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Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Jinho Choi

Jinho Choi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012. Jinho Choi has been active

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Congratulations to Dr. Dmitry Lagun, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation today

We are happy to announce that Dmitry Lagun has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling User Attention and Interaction on the Web.“ He will be joining Google as a Research Scientist in the Fall.

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Best student paper on SIGIR 2014

Congratulations to Dmitry Lagun and his collaborators from Google (Chih-Hung Hsieh, Dale Webster and Vidhya Navalpakkam) for winning the Best Student Paper award at SIGIR 2014 for their paper .

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Notable proceeding paper in computing in 2013

Our paper Mining Touch Interaction Data on Mobile Devices to Predict Web Search Result Relevance was selected by ACM as one of the as a notable proceeding paper in computing in 2013. Computing Reviews’ The complete list of books and

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Best student paper on WSDM 2014

Our paper “Discovering Common Motifs in Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search Ranking” won the Best Student Paper Award at International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2014. Congratulations to Dmitry Lagun, Qi Guo, Mikhail Ageev and

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