Talks

Invited talks
– “Smarter Search with Knowledge Graphs: Entity Retrieval and Linking”, University of Padua, April 2021

– “Entity Linking in Documents and Conversations”, Glasgow IR group, March 2021

– “Semantic Search and Result Presentation with Entity Cards”, Search Engines Amsterdam (SEA) meetup, Amsterdam, June 2017.

“Semantic search with knowledge bases”, DB/HMI colloquium, University of Twente, July 2017.

“Being a Ph.D. Student: Experiences and Challenges”, Introduction seminar for Ph.D. candidates, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, NTNU, March 2016.


Guest lectures

– “Knowledge graphs & semantic search”, Advances in Information Retrieval, SIKS course, October 2021

– “Knowledge graphs & semantic search”, Advances in Information Retrieval, SIKS course, September 2019

– “Search Over Knowledge Bases”, Information Retrieval course, Radboud University, November 2017

– “Entity Search Over Knowledge Bases”, Foundations of Information Retrieval course,  University of Twente, October 2017

– “Entity Linking”, Web Search and Data Mining course, University of Stavanger, November 2016

– “Entity Linking in Queries”, University of Stavanger, November 2015


Conference talks

Dynamic Factual Summaries for Entity Cards, 40th ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), Tokyo, Japan, August 2017.

Entity Linking in Queries: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR  ’17), Aberdeen, UK, April 2017.

Exploiting Entity Linking in Queries For Entity Retrieval, ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’16), Newark, DE, US, September 2016.

– On the reproducibility of  the TAGME Entity Linking System, 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR  ’16), Padua, Italy, March 2016.

Entity Linking in Queries: Tasks and Evaluation, ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’15), Northampton, MA, US, October 2015.

Indexing and Querying of Overlapping Structures, 36th ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13), Dublin, Ireland, July 2013. 

An Adaptation Technique for GF-Based Dialogue Systems, Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL ’12), Zurich, Switzerland, August 2012.


Miscellaneous

Being a PhD student: Experiences and Challenges
PhD introduction seminar, IME faculty, NTNU

Trondheim, Norway, March 2016.

Yalda night: Celebration of the longest night in Iran (Xmas alternative 🙂 )
Christmas party, Department of computer and information science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, December 2015.