Nicholas Kushmerick, "Adaptive Information Access"
Thursday, August 15, 2002, 3:00 PM EST
MIT Media Lab, Room E15-054
Context-Aware Computing group
The cliche of information overload is alive and well. With the population of Web pages now far exceeding that of people, computer science faces a major challenge in scaling up technologies that help people search, summarize, and organize all this content. Kushmerick's research group at University College Dublin has been investigating a variety of approaches to adaptive information access designed to meet this challenge. He will survey recent and ongoing work in the group, including research on personalization, information extraction, and information retrieval.
Nicholas Kushmerick investigates machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques for a variety of Web applications, including personalization, information retrieval, and information extraction. Kushmerick received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1997, and his BS from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989. Kushmerick is College Lecturer at University College Dublin, where he supervises a group of 10 researchers. Kushmerick was recently awarded a five-year 1- million-Euro research fellowship by Science Foundation Ireland. See http://www.cs.ucd.ie/staff/nick for further information.
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