Azin
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Azin

Azin Ashkan


contact aashkan [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca


Education   ^
Recent Activities   ^
  • Program Committee Member for KDD Conference 2017, 2018.
  • Program Committee Member for WSDM Conference 2015, 2018, and 2019.
  • Program Committee Member for RecSys Conference 2017.
  • Program Committee Member for ICWSM Conferences 2014 and 2017
  • Program Committee Member for WWW Conferences 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Program Committee Member for SIGIR Conferences 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Program Committee Memner for CIKM Conferences 2015 and 2016.
  • Program Committee Member for IJCAI Conference 2016.
  • Demo Program Committee Member for CIKM Conference 2013.
  • Poster Program Committee Member for SIGIR Conferences 2011 and 2012.
  • Associate Chair for the GRAND Conference 2011.
  • Research Intern at Yahoo! Labs in Fall 2010.
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Information Retrieval.
  • Reviewer for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).
  • Reviewer for the Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval.
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the First Waterloo Conference on Characteristics, Risks & Management of Natural Hazards (ChaRisMa 2010).
  • Graduate Recruiting Committee Member in the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
  • Women in Computer Sceince Committee Member, University of Waterloo.
Research   ^
Interests: Personalization, data-driven predictive modeling, online learning, relevance feedback, recommender systems, and computational advertising.

Publications:
Theses:
  • A. Ashkan, Characterizing User Search Intent and Behavior for Click Analysis in Sponsored Search, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Waterloo, May 2013.
  • A. Ashkan, RUMBA: Runtime Monitoring and Behavioral Analysis Framework for Java Software Systems, Master's Thesis, University of Waterloo, May 2007.
  • A. Ashkan, Design and Implementation of a Web-Based Client/Server Human Resource System using JSP and Java Technology, Bachelor's Thesis, Department of E&CE, University of Tehran, August 2004.
Teaching   ^
  • Instructor for CS135: Designing Functional Programs, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Winter 2013.
  • Instructional Apprentice for CS135: Designing Functional Programs, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Winter 2010 & Winter 2011.
  • Teaching Assistant for CS860: Advanced Topics in Algorithms and Complexity - Search Engines, from Design to Implementation, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Fall 2009.
  • Teaching Assistant for CS115: Introduction to Computer Science, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Winter & Spring 2009.
  • Teaching Assistant for CS341: Algorithms, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Fall 2007 & Fall 2008.
  • Teaching Assistant for CS134: Principles of Computer Science, School of CS, University of Waterloo, Spring 2007 & Winter 2008.
  • Teaching Assistant for ECE251: Programming Languages and Translators, Department of E&CE, University of Waterloo, Spring 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant for ECE250: Data Structure and Algorithm, Department of E&CE, University of Waterloo, Winter & Fall 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant for ECE456: Database Systems, Department of E&CE, University of Waterloo, Winter 2005.
  • Teaching Assistant for ECE619: Internet Engineering, Department of E&CE, University of Tehran, Winter 2004.
  • Teaching Assistant for ECE149: System Analysis and Design (Software Engineering I), Department of E&CE, University of Tehran, Fall 2003.
Honors   ^
  • NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF), Canada, 2011.
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship (Finalist), Canada, 2011.
  • David R. Cheriton Scholarship (Type I), University of Waterloo, 2010.
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGSD3), Canada, 2008.
  • President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2008.
  • David R. Cheriton Scholarship (Type I), University of Waterloo, 2008.
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2007.
  • Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Award, University of Waterloo, 2006.
  • Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Award, University of Waterloo, 2005.
  • Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Award, University of Tehran, 2004.
Affiliations   ^

Last modified: July 2017