Maryam Karimzadehgan, Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office: 2205 Siebel Center
Email: mkarimz2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Advisor: Professor ChengXiang Zhai


I am a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am working in the Text Information Management Group (TIMAN) and the Data and Information System Group (DAIS). My advisor is Professor ChengXiang Zhai.   

Research Interests
  • Retrieval Models
  • Learning to Rank
  • Social Networks
  • Expert Finding
  • Computational Advertising
  • Recommender Systems
  • Review Assignment
Awards
Selected Publications
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, A Learning Approach to Optimizing Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff in Relevance Feedback, Information Retrieval Journal (2012). [Link]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Axiomatic Analysis of Translation Language Model For Information Retrieval, 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2012).( 21% acceptance). [pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Improving retrieval accuracy of difficult queries through generalizing negative document language models, 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011).( 15% acceptance)[pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Integer Linear Programming for Constrained Multi-Aspect Committee Review Assignment, Information Processing and Management Journal (IPM 2011). [Link]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, Wei Li, Ruofei Zhang and Jianchang Mao, A Stochastic Learning-To-Rank Algorithm and its Application to Contextual Advertising, 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011).( 12% acceptance)[pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff in Interactive Relevance Feedback, 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2010).( 17% acceptance)[pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Mutual Information based Estimation for Statistical Translation Models in Ad Hoc Retrieval, 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2010).( 16% acceptance) [pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai, Constrained Multi-aspect Expertise Matching for Committee Review Assignment, 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009).( 20% acceptance)[pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, Manish Agrawal, ChengXiang Zhai, Towards Advertising on Social Networks, Workshop on Information Retrieval and Advertising (SIGIR-IRA 2009).[pdf]
  • Manish Agrawal, Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai. An Online News Recommender System for Social Networks, Workshop on Search in Social Media (SIGIR-SSM 2009).[pdf][Project WebPage]
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, Ryen White, Matthew Richardson, Enhancing Expert Finding Using Organizational Hierarchies, 31st European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2009).(22% acceptance) [pdf]
  • Maryam Kairmzadehgan, Chengxiang Zhai, Geneva Belford, Multi-Aspect Expertise Matching for Review Assignment, 17th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008).(17% acceptance) [pdf][Data]
  •  Maryam Karimzadehgan, Geneva Belford, Farhad Oroumchian, Expert Finding by means of Plausible Inferences, International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE 2008).( 28% acceptance) [pdf]
  • Maryam Karimzadegan, Jafar Habibi, Farhad Oroumchian, Logic-Based XML Information Retrieval for Determining the Best Element to Retrieve, INitiative for Evaluating XML Retrieval Systems (INEX 2004).[pdf]

Industry Experience