Steven Zimmerman is a PhD student at the University of Essex. His research interests are in the areas of IR, NLP and event prediction. He is currently involved with the Human Rights Big Data and Technology project. His work is focussed on development of methods to enable users with better tools and transparency for their experience in information retrieval platforms and to be better informed about the information they view. His research ultimately addresses concerns around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy as well as misinformation and toxic media.
By Steven Zimmerman on April 22, 2017
The tradition of closing out ECIR with industry day continued for its 11th year in Aberdeen, Scotland. This year’s event was co-organized and moderated by Udo Kruschwitz and Tony Russell-Rose. For those who made the trip up north, a potpourri of exciting applications of academic research in IR and NLP was presented, including event detection […]
By Steven Zimmerman on January 29, 2015
Search Solutions 2014 took place on November 27th at the BCS headquarters in Covent Garden. The event attracted a slightly larger crowd than in recent years. In fact, Search Solutions 2014 was completely booked out this year with 80 attendees from a wide range of different companies, research labs and universities. As in previous years, the […]