Research Seminar: Research Challenges in Devising the Next Generation Information Access Systems for the Web

Speaker: Prof. Emine Yilmaz, Emine Yilmaz is a Turing Fellow and Professor at University College London, Department of Computer Science. She also works as a research consultant for Microsoft. Her research until now has received s
UCL Contact: Licia Capra (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 27 Feb 19, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Roberts G06


During the last few years how people access information in the web has changed significantly. Smart phones and intelligent assistants has now made the Web an integral part of our every day lives. This change has led to several research challenges that need to be tackled, such as the need for making search systems/intelligent assistants more accessible and smarter, as well as the need for detecting misinformation and bias available online. In this talk I will talk about the research we have been doing within my research group regarding these two areas. I will first talk about the work we have done in devising systems that are closer towards understanding users when they use the Web and how we have made such systems more intelligent. In the second part, I will be talking about the research we have done in detecting misinformation and bias available in online systems such as search engines and newspapers.