Ben Carterette

Associate Professor
Department of Computer & Information Sciences
440 Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

phone: (302) 831-3185

office hours for Spring 2015: TR 3:30-4:30pm, or by appointment. (subject to change)
Spring 2015 courses: CISC437 (Databases, TR 2:00-3:15); CISC637 (Databases, TR 11:00-12:15)
My main research interest is in Information Retrieval, in particular new ways to optimize and evaluate the utility of IR systems beyond the traditional independent assessments of relevance, and ideally with minimal human input.

I am also interested in experimental design, statistical methods, and scientific methodology as applied to computer science in general as well as information retrieval specifically.

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CAREER: Modeling Variability in User/System Interaction for IR Evaluation (NSF IIS-1350799)

Models/Measures of Novel and Diverse Search
(NSF IIS-1017026)

Recent and Upcoming Projects

TREC 2014 Session Track, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Nov 2014

SIGIR 2014 Tutorial on Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Gold Coast, Australia, Jul 2014

WSDM 2014, New York, NY, USA, Feb 2014

TREC 2013 Session Track, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Nov 2013

ICTIR 2013 Tutorial on Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep 2013

Recent Courses
CISC437 Databases, Spring 2015
CISC637 Databases, Spring 2015
CISC889 Topics in IR, Fall 2014
CISC437/637 Databases, Spring 2014
CISC889 Experimental CS, Spring 2014
Some Recent Publications
Aggregating Results from Multiple Related Queries to Improve Web Search Over Sessions, AIRS 14
Preference Based Evaluation Measures for Novelty and Diversity, SIGIR 13
Assessor Disagreement and Document Retrieval Depth, CIKM 12
Incorporating Variability in User Behavior into Systems Based Evaluation, CIKM 12
Improving Health Records Search using Multiple Query Expansion Collections, BIBM 12
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