Not so random thoughts of an IR researcher involved in the massive open online learning movement ...

Search as Learning at CIKM 2018

In recent months, we spent a lot of time and effort to design and implement a well-functioning open-source collaborative search system called SearchX. I wrote about it here. Having done all the implementation work, now is the time to reap the benefits of the work, i.e. run experiments... [Read More]

Collaborative search - an implementation story

Web search is generally seen as a solitary activity, as most mainstream technologies are designed for single-user search sessions. However, for a sufficiently complex task, search collaborations have shown to be beneficial. Existing systems In one of my projects, large-scale collaborations whilst searching (think tens or hundreds of potential... [Read More]

2 PhD positions

UPDATE: the positions are no longer available. In the NWO project Searchx: Integrating search and sensemaking into large-scale open online learning I have two fully-funded 4-year PhD positions at the Delft University of Technology. Application deadline: June 15, 2018 (the advert will remain accessible until the positions are filled). <h2... [Read More]