Ben Carterette

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

email: carteret@cis.udel.edu
phone: (302) 831-3185

office hours for Fall 2014: Tuesday 11am-12pm, Thursday 1pm-2pm, or by appointment. (subject to change)
Fall 2014 courses: CISC889 (Topics in IR, TR 3:30-4:45)
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.

cute logo Information Retrieval Lab

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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
CISC889 Topics in IR, Fall 2014
CISC437/637 Databases, Spring 2014
CISC889 Experimental CS, Spring 2014
CISC220 Data structures in C++, Fall 2013
CISC889 Topics in IR, Spring 2013
 
Some Recent Publications
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
Using Preference Judgments for Novel Document Retrieval, SIGIR 12
Multiple Testing in Statistical Analysis of Systems-Based Information Retrieval Experiments, TOIS 12
 
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