I am a second year PhD student at ILPS, UvA, under the supervision of Prof. Maarten de Rijke.
My daily advisor is Edgar Meij.

My research focuses on improving information access using both structured and unstructured sources of information. I'm currently working on making knowledge graphs more accessible to the end-user in search applications by describing & contextualizing their content using text.

News

  • [May 2017] I'll join Bloomberg L.P. for an intenship in July.
  • [April 2017] I presented a paper at ECIR 2017 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Publications

  • Generating Descriptions of Entity Relationships [pdf|data]
    Nikos Voskarides, Edgar Meij, and Maarten de Rijke.
    European Conference in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2017.
  • Learning to Explain Entity Relationships in Knowledge Graphs [pdf|data]
    Nikos Voskarides, Edgar Meij, Manos Tsagkias, Maarten de Rijke and Wouter Weerkamp.
    Association for Computational Linguistics. ACL 2015.
  • Query-dependent contextualization of streaming data [pdf|data]
    Nikos Voskarides, Daan Odijk, Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp, and Maarten de Rijke.
    European Conference in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2014.

Background

I did my bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Athens. There, I worked at the KDD lab with Prof. Dimitrios Gunopulos and Giorgos Valkanas for my final year project. I then obtained my MSc in artificial intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. I did my master thesis on explaining relationships between entities in collaboration with Yahoo Labs. My supervisors were Edgar Meij and Manos Tsagkias. The thesis won two national thesis awards (STIL & KION AI). After that I worked at Signal Media as a data scientist before joining UvA again to start my PhD in July 2015.