News Archives

Sep 18, 2023 β€” Paper at FAccTRec Workshop

Amifa Raj and I have a paper at the FAccTRec workshop on measuring fairness in grid layouts.

Aug 05, 2023 β€” New paper in TORS

Fernando Diaz, Ben Carterette, and I have a new paper in TORS on the need to consider distributions of effects, not just point estimates of effectiveness measures when evaluating recommender systems.

Jul 05, 2023 β€” New Ph.D

My first Ph.D student, Amifa Raj successfully defended her dissertation today!

Jun 19, 2023 β€” POPROX Infrastructure

We have launched the web site for POPROX, an NSF-funded project to develop infrastructure to support user-facing research on news recommendation.

Jun 07, 2023 β€” Panel at FAccT 2023

I am co-organizing a CRAFT panel on β€œTheories of Change in Responsible AI”. Please fill out this survey to suggest questions.

May 08, 2023 β€” Moving to Drexel University

At the end of the summer, I am moving to the Drexel University Dept. of Information Science.

Apr 04, 2023 β€” Short papers accepted to SIGIR

We will be presenting 2 short papers at SIGIR 2023: β€œPatterns of Gender-Specializing Query Reformulation” by Ph.D student Amifa Raj with Nick Craswell & Bhaskar Mitra, and β€œInference at Scale” by Ngozi Ihemelandu.

Jan 23, 2023 β€” Talk at UW RAISE on Friday

On Friday, Jan. 27, I am giving a talk in the UW RAISE seminar series [slides and resources].

Jan 18, 2023 β€” SCOTUS Amicus Brief

I joined the Center for Democracy and Technology along with several other technologists in an amicus brief urging the supreme court to uphold Section 230 protections for recommender systems.

Jan 12, 2023 β€” Paper published in Interactions

We have a short piece in ACM Interactions on the roles of experts in information access.

Dec 13, 2022 β€” Paper accepted to CHIIR 2023

Our paper on gender in IR has been accepted and will appear in CHIIR 2023.

Sep 09, 2022 β€” TheWebConf FATE CFP available

I am co-chair of the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics track at TheWebConf 2023. The CFP is now available.

Aug 30, 2022 β€” FAccTRec 2022 paper

Our paper on consumer fairness objecties and strategies (with Sole Pera) has been accepted to FAccTRec 2022.

Jul 11, 2022 β€” Foundations and Trends article

Our monograph on fair information access has been published in Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval.

Jun 23, 2022 β€” AI Magazine article out

Our paper β€œThe Multisided Complexity of Fairness in Recommender Systems” has been published in AI Magazine.

Jun 07, 2022 β€” Paper at SIGIR eCom

Our paper on gender stereotypes in childrens' product search, led by Ph.D student Amifa Raj, has been accepted to SIGIR eCom 2022.

Apr 26, 2022 β€” Chapter in RecSys Handbook

The 3rd Edition of the Recommender Systems Handbook is now available, including our chapter on fairness.

Mar 31, 2022 β€” Paper in SIGIR

Our paper on fair ranking metrics, led by Ph.D student Amifa Raj, has been accepted to SIGIR 2022.

Feb 01, 2022 β€” RecSys Program Chair

I am pleased to serve as Program Co-chair for RecSys 2022. Our call for papers is now available.

Nov 15, 2021 β€” TREC Fair Ranking 2022

The Fair Ranking track track is returning to TREC 2022.

Aug 24, 2021 β€” RecSys PERSPECTIVES

Two pieces at the RecSys PERSPECTIVES workshop: my student Ngozi Ihemeandu's paper about statistical inference, and a talk with Ben Carterette and Fernando Diaz about evaluating with distributions.

Jul 30, 2021 β€” RecSys LBR

Our paper β€œBaby Shark to Barracuda: Analyzing Children’s Music Listening Behavior” has been accepted for publication in RecSys 2021 Late-Breaking Results.

May 03, 2021 β€” Paper in KidRec

Our paper on gender stereotypes in recommendations and search results for children, led by my student Amifa Raj and in collaboration with Ashlee Milton, has been accepted to KidRec 2021.

Apr 30, 2021 β€” Calls for Papers

The SimuRec and FAccTrec Calls for Papers are now available.

Apr 13, 2021 β€” Remote REU

We are running another remote research experience for undergraduates on fair search and recommendation. Applications are due April 25.

Mar 16, 2021 β€” RecSys workshops

I am co-organizing two workshops at RecSys 2021: the fourth FAccTrec and a new workshop on simulations and synthetic data (β€œSimuRec”).

Mar 08, 2021 β€” Privacy decisions at UMAP

Our paper Privacy as a Planned Behavior: Effects of Situational Factors on Privacy Perceptions and Plans (led by Boise State student Nuhil Mehdy) has been accepted for publication at UMAP 2021.

Jan 15, 2021 β€” Estimating metrics at TheWebConf

New paper Estimation of Fair Ranking Metrics with Incomplete Judgments, led by Omer Kirnap (UCL), has been accepted for publication in TheWebConf 2021.

Oct 26, 2020 β€” Book gender in UMUAI

Our paper Exploring Author Gender in Book Rating and Recommendation has been accepted for publication in User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction.

Aug 21, 2020 β€” Paper at FAccTrec

Ph.D student Amifa Raj will present our paper β€˜Comparing Fair Ranking Metrics’ at FAccTRec.

Jul 27, 2020 β€” LensKit at CIKM 2020

The LensKit for Python paper will appear in the Resource Track at CIKM 2020.

Jul 17, 2020 β€” Expected Exposure in CIKM 2020

Our paper Evaluating Stochastic Rankings with Expected Exposure has been accepted to CIKM 2020 (with Fernando Diaz, Bhaskar Mitra, Asia Biega, and Ben Carterette).

Jun 15, 2020 β€” New paper in AJIM

Our paper on the LITERATE project has been published in the Aslib Journal of Information Management.

Apr 17, 2020 β€” REU Opening

I have an online REU opening for Summer 2020.

Mar 25, 2020 β€” TREC Fair Ranking report out

The TREC Fair Ranking 2019 report is now available.

Jan 31, 2020 β€” FairUMAP

The FairUMAP workshop on fairness in user modeling is returning to UMAP 2020.

Dec 10, 2019 β€” Short paper accepted to CHIIR

Mucun Tian's thesis work will appear as a short paper in CHIIR 2020.

Nov 07, 2019 β€” Fairness track returning to TREC 2020

The TREC Fairness Track has been accepted for a second year. Details coming spring 2020. If you are at TREC 2019, talk to me!

Jul 27, 2019 β€” FACTS-IR concluded

The Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval was a great success. Look for the report in a few months.

Jul 23, 2019 β€” FAT* Network online

The FAT* Network, which I am organizing with Karen Levy from Cornell, is now open for affiliated events.

May 31, 2019 β€” Tutorial at RecSys

Our tutorial proposal on fairness has been accepted to RecSys 2019.

Apr 09, 2019 β€” Tutorial in SIGIR

Our tutorial proposal on fairness has been accepted to SIGIR 2019.

Mar 15, 2019 β€” FACTS-IR workshop

The FACTS-IR workshop at SIGIR 2019 will discuss fairness, accountability, confidentiality, transparency, and safety in IR systems (and recsys!).

Feb 04, 2018 β€” Preprint on recsys notation

We have a new preprint on notation for recommender systems teaching, research, and scholarship.

Nov 15, 2018 β€” Fairness track at TREC 2019

Our proposal for a fairness track at TREC 2019 has been accepted! Details coming Spring 2019.

Oct 18, 2018 β€” Seminars at CMU and Clemson

I am giving seminar talks this fall at CMU HCII (Nov. 9) and Clemson (Dec. 7).

Aug 14, 2018 β€” Three papers at RecSys 2018 workshops

We will present two papers in the REVEAL workshop at RecSys 2018. One describes the LKPY software, and the other (by my student Mucun Tian) presents his work in progress on quantifying evaluation errors. We have a third paper in the ComplexRec workshop on the LITERATE project.

Jul 30, 2018 β€” Paper in RecSys 2018

Our paper Exploring Author Gender in Book Rating and Recommendation will be published as a full paper in RecSys 2018. See the blog post.

Apr 23, 2018 β€” NSF CAREER award

I am receiving the NSF CAREER award to fund my work on responsible recommendation.

Mar 26, 2018 β€” Second Workshop on Responsible Recommendation

We will be having a second Workshop on Responsible Recommendation, succeeding last year's FATREC, at RecSys 2018 in Vancouver, BC.

Mar 05, 2018 β€” Workshop on Fairness in User Modeling

I am helping to organize FairUMAP, the first workshop on fairness in user modeling. Papers are due April 18, please submit!

Nov 18, 2017 β€” Two papers appearing in FAT*

I have had two papers accepted for publication in FAT*, the Conference on Fairness, Acccountability, and Transparency. One is with Sole Pera and the PIReTs on demographic bias in recommender effectiveness, and the other with Hoda Mehrpouyan and her student Rezvan Joshaghani on fair privacy protections.

Oct 30, 2017 β€” Dagstuhl Perspectives

I am participating in the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP.

Aug 30, 2017 β€” Co-chairing RecSys 2018

I am serving as General Co-chair for ACM RecSys 2018 with Sole Pera.

Aug 22, 2017 β€” Presenting work at RecSys

I have a poster at RecSys 2017 and a position paper in KidRec. The PIReTs are also doing several things.

Jun 09, 2017 β€” Speaking in Belgium and the Netherlands

I am giving a number of talks in Belgium and the Netherlands in June. I hope to see some of you there.

Mar 21, 2017 β€” Workshop at RecSys 2017

The first FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation, which I am organizing with Amit Sharma, will be held at RecSys 2017 in Como, Italy.

Jan 20, 2017 β€” Papers at FLAIRS

I will be presenting one full and one short paper in the recommender systems track at FLAIRS in May, 2017.