We are pleased to announce the launch of the Relevance Prediction Challenge, which is a part of the WSDM 2012 Web Search Click Data (WSCD) workshop. This challenge provides a unique opportunity to consolidate and scrutinize the work from industrial labs on predicting the relevance of URLs using user search behavior. It provides a fully anonymized dataset shared by Yandex, which has user queries, clicks on URLs and their relevance labels.
Oct 15, 2011 - Challenge opens
Dec 15, 2011 - End of challenge
Dec 25, 2011 - Winners candidacy notification
Post-doc positions available at the University of Trento (linguistics, machine learning, cognitive science)
3 (RENEWABLE) 2-YEAR POST-DOC POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The CIMeC-CLIC laboratory of the University of Trento, an
interdisciplinary group of researchers studying language and
conceptualization using both computational and cognitive methods
(clic.cimec.unitn.it) announces the availability of at least 3
(renewable) 2-year Post-Doc positions.
The scholarships are funded by a 5-year European Research Council
Starting Grant awarded to the COMPOSES (COMPositional Operations in
SEmantic SPACE) project (clic.cimec.unitn.it/composes), that
Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) – by Nokia
Do you have an interest in analyzing Big Data, collected in real life,
mobile contexts? Nokia Research Center Lausanne and its academic Swiss partners (Idiap and EPFL) have recently completed a Data Collection
Campaign (http://research.nokia.com/page/11367) in the Lake Geneva
region. Data from smartphones of almost 200 participants was collected
in the course of more than one year.
The Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) releases the Lausanne data to the
research community. The Challenge provides you an opportunity to
Starting salary: £28,138- 30,748
Looking for researcher of exceptional talent to conduct 2 year research fellowship to work closely with Professor Philip Torr (http://cms.brookes.ac.uk/staff/PhilipTorr/), at Oxford Brookes vision research group http://cms.brookes.ac.uk/research/visiongroup to work on various projects connected with our ongoing work on scene understanding (see here for recent publications http://cms.brookes.ac.uk/staff/PhilipTorr/papers.htm).
University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support
the work of Dr Yiming Ying. This EPSRC funded post is available from 1
January 2012 on a fixed term basis for 16 months until 30 April 2013.
The successful applicant will contribute towards research related to
the project entitled 'Towards a new generation of matrix learning
methods in machine learning'.
The successful applicant will undertake computational and theoretical
Call for Papers
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST)
Special Issue on Social Web Mining
Social network platforms (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Twitter) have been
drawing increasing attention from everyday users worldwide to research
communities and industries. For instance, it is reported that there
are more than 750 million active Facebook users, of which 50% log on
in any given day. The success of the social network platform provides
a wealth of information, which brings great opportunities for
The 25th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2012) will take place
in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 25th-27th, 2012. It will be co-located with
ICML, with a joint day on June 27th.
We invite submissions of papers addressing theoretical aspects of machine
learning, empirical inference and related topics. We strongly support a
broad definition of learning theory, including:
* Analysis of learning algorithms and their generalization ability
* Computational complexity of learning
* Statistical mechanics of learning systems
EPSRC PhD Studentship
University of Sheffield – Department of Automatic Control and Systems
Project title: Real-time Ray Tracing
Supervisor: Professor Dave Allerton and Professor Visakan
Start date: 9th January 2012 (3 years)
Full details available at http://www.pascal-network.org/docs/phdshef.pdf
CALL FOR PAPERS
18th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-2012)
August 12-16, 2012
Papers due: February 10, 2012
Acceptance notification: May 4, 2012
Paper submission and reviewing will be handled electronically. Authors should consult the conference Web site for full details regarding paper preparation and submission guidelines.