Publications

Some of my selected publications in search, social media, user engagement and computational advertising.

2016

  • K. Zhou, M. Redi, A. Haines and M. Lalmas. Predicting Pre-click Quality for Native Advertisementsi, 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Canada, April 11 to 15, 2016.
  • N. Barbieri, F. Silvestri and M. Lalmas. Improving Post-Click User’s Engagement on Native Ads via Survival Analysis, 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Canada, April 11 to 15, 2016.
  • E. Graells, M. Lalmas and R. Baeza-Yates. Encouraging Diversity- and Representation-Awareness in Geographically Centralized Content, ACM International Conference On Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2016), Sonoma, USA, March 7-10, 2016.
  • E. Graells, M. Lalmas and R. Baeza-Yates. Data Portraits and Intermediary Topics: Encouraging Exploration of Politically Diverse Profiles, ACM International Conference On Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2016), Sonoma, USA, March 7-10, 2016.
  • D. Lagun and M. Lalmas. Understanding and Measuring User Engagement and Attention in Online News Reading, International Conference On Web Search And Data Mining (WSDM 2016), San Francisco, USA, 22-24 Fabruary 2016.
  • J. Lehmann, C. Castillo, M. lalmas and R. Baeza-Yates. Story-focused Reading in Online News and its Potential for User Engagement, Journal Of The Association For Information Science And Technology (JASIST), 2016.

2015

  • M. Lalmas, J. Lehmann, G. Shaked, F. Silvestri and G. Tolomei. Promoting Positive Post-click Experience for In-Stream Yahoo Gemini Users, 21th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (Indutsry Track), Sydney, Australia, 10-13 August 2015.
  • E. Graells-Garrido, M. Lalmas and F. Menczer. First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia, 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Cyprus, 1-4 September 2015.
  • I. Miliaraki, R. Blanco and M. Lalmas. From “Selena Gomez” to “Marlon Brando”: Understanding Explorative Entity Search, 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015), Florence, Italy, May 18-22, 2015.

2014

  • I. Arapakis, B. Cambazoglu, M. Lalmas. On the Feasibility of Predicting News Popularity at Cold Start, 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014), Barcelona, Spain, November 10-13, 2014 (Short Paper).
  • I. Arapakis, M. Lalmas and G. Valkanas.Understanding Within-Content Engagement through Pattern Analysis of Mouse Gestures, 23rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Shanghai, China, November 3-7, 2014.
  • J. Lehmann, C. Müller-Birn, D. Laniado, M. Lalmas and A. Kaltenbrunner, Readers Preference and Behavior on Wikipedia, 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1-4 September 2014, Santiago, Chile.
  • E. Graells-Garrido and M. Lalmas. Balancing Diversity to Counter-measure Geographical Centralization in Microblogging Platform, 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1-4 September 2014, Santiago, Chile (Short Paper).
  • E. Graells-Garrido, M. Lalmas and D. Quercia. People of Opposing Views can Share Common Interests, International World-Wide Web Conference (WWW), Seoul, South Korea, 7-11 April 2014 (Poster).
  • H. Bota, K. Zhou, J. Jose and M. Lalmas. Composite Retrieval of Heterogeneous Web Search, International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Seoul, South Korea, 7-11 April 2014.

2013

  • E. Yom-Tov, M. Lalmas, R. Baeza-Yates, G. Dupret, J. Lehmann and Pinar Donmez. Measuring Inter-Site Engagement, IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2013), October 6-9, 2013, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
  • I. Arapakis, M. Lalmas, B. Cambazoglu, M.-C. Marcos, J.M. Jose. User Engagement in Online News: Under the Scope of Sentiment, Interest, Affect, and Gaze, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 2013.
  • I. Bordino, Y. Mejova and M. Lalmas. Penguins in Sweaters, or Serendipitous Entity Search on User-generated Content, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), 27 October – 1 November 2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • J. Lehmann, M. Lalmas, G. Dupret and R. Baeza-Yates. Online Multitasking and User Engagement, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), 27 October – 1 November 2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • D. Sáez Trumper, C. Castillo and M. Lalmas. Social Media News Communities: Gatekeeping, Coverage, and Statement Bias, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), 27 October – 1 November 2013, San Francisco, USA (Short Paper).
  • K. Zhou, M. Lalmas, T. Sakai, R. Cummins and J. Jose. On the Reliability and Intuitiveness of Aggregated Search Metrics, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), 27 October – 1 November 2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • Y. Mejova, I. Bordino, M. Lalmas and A. Gionis. Searching for Interestingness in Wikipedia and Yahoo! Answers, International World-Wide Web Conference (WWW), 13-17 May 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Poster).
  • J. Lehmann, C. Castillo, M. Lalmas and E. Zucherman. Finding News Curators in Twitter, WWW Workshop on Social News On the Web (SNOW), 13 May 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • J. Lehmann, C. Castillo, M. Lalmas and E. Zucherman. Transient News Crowds in Social Media, Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 8-10 July 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • I. Arapakis, M. Lalmas, H. Ceylan, P. Donmez. Automatically Embedding Newsworthy Links to Articles: From Implementation to Evaluation, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 2013.
  • K. Zhou, R. Cummins, M. Lalmas and J. Jose. Which Vertical Search Engines are Relevant? Understanding Vertical Relevance Assessments for Web Queries, International World-Wide Web Conference (WWW), 13-17 May 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • G. Dupret and M. Lalmas. Absence time and user engagement: Evaluating Ranking Functions, Sixth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Rome, Italy, February 6-8, 2013.

2012

  • A. Zhou, R. Cummins, M. Lalmas and J. Jose. Evaluating Aggregated Search Pages, 35th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Portland, 2012.
  • J. Lehmann, M. Lalmas, E. Yom-Tov and G. Dupret. Models of User Engagement, 20th conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2012), Montreal, 16-20 July 2012.
  • E. Yom-Tov, M. Lalmas, G. Dupret, R. Baeza-Yates, P. Donmez and J. Lehmann. The Effect of Links on Networked User Engagement, World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012), 16-20 April 2012, Lyon, France (Poster).
  • L. McCay-Peet, M. Lalmas, V. Navalpakkam. On Saliency, Affect and Focused Attention, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 5-10 May, Austin, Texas, 2012.

2011

  • M. Lalmas. Aggregated Search, Advanced Topics on Information Retrieval, edited by M. Melucci and R. Baeza-Yates, Springer, 2011.
  • S. Attfield, G. Kazai, M. Lalmas and B. Piwowarski. Towards a science of user engagement (Position Paper), WSDM Workshop on User Modelling for Web Applications, Hong Kong, China, 9 February 2011.