Golnoosh Farnadi

Contact


Ghent University
Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics
Krijgslaan 281 (Building S9, Room 40.09.120.025)
B-9000 Gent
Belgium

E-mail: Golnoosh.Farnadi@UGent.be

Short biography


Golnoosh Farnadi holds a M. Sc. degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2011). Since November 2012, she is a joint PhD student at Ghent university (UGent) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). Currently, she is working on Personalised AdveRtisements buIlt from web Sources (PARIS) project. She was a visiting scholar at the Center for Data Science, University of Washington Tacoma (USA), and the Statistical Relational Learning Group (LIQS), University of California Santa Cruz (USA). She was a research intern at Microsoft Research Lab (Redmond, USA) in 2016.

Publications

Papers in international journals listed in SCI - Science Citation Index

  1. User Profiling Using Hinge-loss Markov Random Fields
    G. Farnadi, L. Getoor, M. Kosinski, D. Stillwell, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    Submitted

  2. Soft Quantification in Statistical Relational Learning
    G. Farnadi, S.H. Bach, M.-F. Moens, L. Getoor, M. De Cock
    Submitted
    [Data]

  3. Computational Personality Recognition in Social Media
    G. Farnadi, G. Sitaraman, S. Sushmita, F. Celli, M. Kosinski, D. Stillwell, S. Davalos, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    in: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI), the Journal of Personalization Research, 2016

Papers in proceedings

  1. Idiomatic Application of Causal Analysis to Social Media Timelines: Opportunities and Challenges
    G. Farnadi, E. Kiciman
    in: Proceedings of the Inference and Learning of Hypothetical and Counterfactual Interventions in Complex Systems, workshop at Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016

  2. VirtualIdentity: Privacy Preserving User Profiling
    S. Wang, W-S. Poon, G. Farnadi, C. Horst, K. Thompson, M. Nickels, A. Nascimento, M. De Cock.
    in: Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2016.

  3. Cross-genre Age and Gender Identification in Social Media
    A. Zahid, A. Sampath, A. Dey, G. Farnadi
    in: Proceedings of PAN (13th Intl. Evaluation Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software misuse), at CLEF (7th Conference on Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction), 2016.

  4. Scalable Adaptive Label Propagation in Grappa
    G. Farnadi, Z. Mahdavifar, I. Keller, J. Nelson, A. Teredesai, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of IEEE-BigData 2015 (IEEE International Conference on Big Data), 2015
    [Data]

  5. Statistical Relational Learning with Soft Quantifiers
    G. Farnadi, S.H. Bach, M. Blondeel, M.-F. Moens, L. Getoor, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of ILP2015 (25th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming), 2015
    Best student paper award

  6. Statistical Relational Learning Towards Modelling Social Media Users
    G. Farnadi
    in: Proceedings of IJCAI2015 (24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), 2015

  7. Age, Gender and Personality Recognition using Tweets in a Multilingual setting
    M. Arroju, A. Hassan, G. Farnadi
    in: Proceedings of PAN2015 (12th International Evaluation Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software misuse), workshop at CLEF2015 (6th Conference on Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction), 2015

  8. A Multivariate Regression Approach to Personality Impression Recognition of Vloggers
    G. Farnadi, S. Sushmita, G. Sitaraman, N. Thon, M. De Cock, S. Davalos
    in: Proceedings of WCPR14 (2nd International Workshop in Computational Personality Recognition), workshop at ACMMM2014 (22nd Conference on Multi Media), 2014
    Winner of the shared task

  9. Age and Gender Identi cation in Social Media
    J. Marquardt, G. Farnadi, G. Vasudevan, M.-F. Moens, S. Davalos, A. Teredesai, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of PAN2014 (11th International Evaluation Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software misuse), workshop at CLEF2014 (5th Conference on Information Access Evaluation meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction), 2014

  10. Extending PSL with Fuzzy Quantifiers
    G. Farnadi, S.H. Bach, M.-F. Moens, L. Getoor, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of StarAI2014 (4th International Workshop in Statistical Relational AI), workshop at AAAI2014 (28th Conference on Artificial Intelligence), 2014

  11. How are you doing? Emotions and Personality in Facebook
    G. Farnadi, G. Sitaraman, M. Rohani, M. Kosinski, D. Stillwell, M.-F. Moens, S. Davalos, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of EMPIRE2014 (2nd Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services), workshop at UMAP2014 (22nd Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization), 2014

  12. Recognising Personality Traits using Facebook Status Updates
    G. Farnadi, S. Zoghbi, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of WCPR13 (1st International workshop on Computational Personality Recognition), workshop at ICWSM13 (7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media), 2013

  13. How well do your Facebook status updates express your personality?
    G. Farnadi, S. Zoghbi, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    in: Proceedings of BENELEARN2013 (22nd annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning), 2013

Abstracts

  1. User-Generated Content Data Fusion Framework Using Hinge-Loss Markov Random Fields
    G. Farnadi
    in: Abstracts of the 11th Women in Machine learning workshop (WiML), 2016

  2. Mining of Social Media
    G. Farnadi
    in: Proceedings of EMAC2015 (44th annual European Marketing Academy), 2015

  3. Crawling a Ground Truth Dataset for Ad Personalization
    G. Farnadi, S. Zoghbi, M.-F. Moens, M. De Cock
    in: Abstracts of LTCI2012 (5th AUGent Workshop on Language Technology and Computational Intelligence), p.7, 2012

Thesis

  1. Semantic document/query expansion: an application to patent retrieval [PDF]
    Golnoosh Farnadi
    Master Thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2011

Summer Schools

  1. Plunge into your own business plan Summer School, September 14-18, 2015, Ghent, Belgium
  2. 1st International Integrating Vision and Language Summer School (iV&L15), June 1-4, 2015, Leuven, Belgium
  3. 22nd International Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS13), August 26 - September 6, 2013, The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tilburg, Germany
  4. 9th International Reasoning Web Summer School (RW13), July 30 - August 2, 2013, Mannheim, Germany

Conferences

  1. NIPS 2016, Barcelona, Spain
  2. ASONAM 2016, San Francisco, USA
  3. IEEE-BigData 2015, Santa Clara, USA
  4. CLEF 2015, Toulouse, France
  5. ILP 2015, Kyoto, Japan
  6. IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  7. CLEF 2014, Sheffield, UK
  8. AAAi 2014, Qu├ębec City, Canada
  9. UMAP 2014, Aalborg, Denamrk
  10. ICWSM 2013, Boston, USA
  11. BENELEARN 2013, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  12. ICDM 2012, Brussels, Belgium
  13. IRF Symposium 2011, Vienna, Austria: Received Google EMEA Grant to attend
  14. DIR 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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