Nov 20, 2023 — RAI Impact Statements
Oct 29, 2023 — Recruiting Ph.D students
I am recruiting for 2 Ph.D positions in Information Science for Fall 2024. See prospective students for more details.
Oct 16, 2023 — Paper at WI-IAT
Sep 17, 2023 — Paper at FAccTRec Workshop
Amifa Raj and I have a paper at the FAccTRec workshop on measuring fairness in grid layouts.
Aug 4, 2023 — 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 4, 2023 — New Ph.D
My first Ph.D student, Amifa Raj successfully defended her dissertation today!
Jun 18, 2023 — 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 6, 2023 — Panel at FAccT 2023
I am co-organizing a CRAFT panel on “Theories of Change in Responsible AI”. Please fill out this survey to suggest questions.
May 7, 2023 — Moving to Drexel University
Apr 3, 2023 — Short papers accepted to SIGIR
We will be presenting 2 short papers at SIGIR 2023: “Patterns of Gender-Specializing Query Reformulation” by Ph.D student Amifa Raj with Nick Craswell & Bhaskar Mitra, and “Inference at Scale” by Ngozi Ihemelandu.
Jan 22, 2023 — Talk at UW RAISE on Friday
Jan 17, 2023 — 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 11, 2023 — Paper published in Interactions
We have a short piece in ACM Interactions on the roles of experts in information access.
Dec 12, 2022 — Paper accepted to CHIIR 2023
Sep 8, 2022 — 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 29, 2022 — FAccTRec 2022 paper
Jul 10, 2022 — Foundations and Trends article
Jun 22, 2022 — AI Magazine article out
Our paper “The Multisided Complexity of Fairness in Recommender Systems” has been published in AI Magazine.
Jun 6, 2022 — Paper at SIGIR eCom
Apr 25, 2022 — Chapter in RecSys Handbook
Mar 30, 2022 — Paper in SIGIR
Our paper on fair ranking metrics, led by Ph.D student Amifa Raj, has been accepted to SIGIR 2022.
Jan 31, 2022 — RecSys Program Chair
I am pleased to serve as Program Co-chair for RecSys 2022. Our call for papers is now available.
Nov 14, 2021 — TREC Fair Ranking 2022
The Fair Ranking track track is returning to TREC 2022.
Aug 23, 2021 — RecSys PERSPECTIVES
Jul 29, 2021 — RecSys LBR
Our paper “Baby Shark to Barracuda: Analyzing Children’s Music Listening Behavior” has been accepted for publication in RecSys 2021 Late-Breaking Results.
May 2, 2021 — 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 29, 2021 — Calls for Papers
Apr 12, 2021 — Remote REU
We are running another remote research experience for undergraduates on fair search and recommendation. Applications are due April 25.
Mar 15, 2021 — RecSys workshops
I am co-organizing two workshops at RecSys 2021: the fourth FAccTrec and a new workshop on simulations and synthetic data (“SimuRec”).
Mar 7, 2021 — 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 14, 2021 — 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 25, 2020 — 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 20, 2020 — Paper at FAccTrec
Jul 26, 2020 — LensKit at CIKM 2020
The LensKit for Python paper will appear in the Resource Track at CIKM 2020.
Jul 16, 2020 — 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 14, 2020 — New paper in AJIM
Our paper on the LITERATE project has been published in the Aslib Journal of Information Management.
Apr 16, 2020 — REU Opening
I have an online REU opening for Summer 2020.
Mar 24, 2020 — TREC Fair Ranking report out
The TREC Fair Ranking 2019 report is now available.
Jan 30, 2020 — FairUMAP
Dec 9, 2019 — Short paper accepted to CHIIR
Mucun Tian's thesis work will appear as a short paper in CHIIR 2020.
Nov 6, 2019 — 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 26, 2019 — 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 22, 2019 — FAT* Network online
The FAT* Network, which I am organizing with Karen Levy from Cornell, is now open for affiliated events.
May 30, 2019 — Tutorial at RecSys
Our tutorial proposal on fairness has been accepted to RecSys 2019.
Apr 8, 2019 — Tutorial in SIGIR
Our tutorial proposal on fairness has been accepted to SIGIR 2019.
Mar 14, 2019 — FACTS-IR workshop
The FACTS-IR workshop at SIGIR 2019 will discuss fairness, accountability, confidentiality, transparency, and safety in IR systems (and recsys!).
Feb 3, 2018 — Preprint on recsys notation
We have a new preprint on notation for recommender systems teaching, research, and scholarship.
Nov 14, 2018 — Fairness track at TREC 2019
Our proposal for a fairness track at TREC 2019 has been accepted! Details coming Spring 2019.
Oct 17, 2018 — Seminars at CMU and Clemson
I am giving seminar talks this fall at CMU HCII (Nov. 9) and Clemson (Dec. 7).
Aug 13, 2018 — Three papers at RecSys 2018 workshops
Jul 29, 2018 — 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 22, 2018 — NSF CAREER award
I am receiving the NSF CAREER award to fund my work on responsible recommendation.
Mar 25, 2018 — Second Workshop on Responsible Recommendation
Mar 4, 2018 — 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 17, 2017 — 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 29, 2017 — Dagstuhl Perspectives
I am participating in the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP.
Aug 29, 2017 — Co-chairing RecSys 2018
Aug 21, 2017 — Presenting work at RecSys
Jun 8, 2017 — 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.