Over the past few years, an increasing amount of attention has been directed toward developing methods that enable Conversational Information Retrieval (CIR) and research in this area has brought forward the initial development of CIR systems. As more and more users start using CIR systems, various user-related concerns and issues arise, e.g., biased and unfair behaviour against a certain group of users, exhibiting inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable users, etc. Moreover, further development of mixed-initiative CIR systems that can effectively and proactively interact with users is of high interest. At the University of Amsterdam, we are looking for a PhD candidate interested in combining single-/mixed-initiative conversational search/recommendation and bias/fairness to identify, design, and evaluate CIR systems with an emphasis on increasing resilience of the systems towards numerous defined biases and imperfections of data.
Want to know more? Please check out the official announcement at the University of Amsterdam’s vacancy site.
The deadline for the application is 15th May. Please reach out to Dr. Mohammad Aliannejadi if you’d like to know more.