NewsIR'18

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers who will address the workshop:

Edgar Meij

Edgar Meij is a senior scientist at Bloomberg. Before this, he was a research scientist at Yahoo Labs and a postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, where he also obtained his Ph.D. His research focuses on all applications and aspects of knowledge graphs, entity linking, and semantic search.

Steve Schifferes

Until recently, Steve Schifferes was the Director of the Financial Journalism MA at City University London. He has a wide-ranging background in business and finance journalism, both for television and online. He was economics correspondent for BBC News Online, co-ordinating coverage of the credit crunch, the Asian financial crisis, the Enron scandal, and the launch of the euro. He reported from the USA during the sub-prime crisis, the Iraq war and the Obama election and from Bangalore, Shanghai and Detroit on globalisation and its discontents. Professor Schifferes has lectured around the world on the role of the media in the financial crisis.

Panellists

The workshop will also feature a discussion panel, combining insights from journalism and information retrieval. In addition to the keynote speakers, the panel will also feature:

Robert Stojnic

Robert Stojnic is the CTO of Factmata, a start-up that is applying automatic fact-checking and other machine learning approaches to tackle fake news and misinformation.

Other panellists to be confirmed