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Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 3.07.21 PMCIDSE Invited Talk: Active Reading with METIS Learning Platform

Georgia Koutrika
Senior Research Scientist
HP Labs, Palo Alto, Calif.

Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 510


Hosted by Professor K. Selçuk Candan


In this talk, I will introduce METIS, a hybrid learning software/service platform that is designed to support active reading. When students engage in active reading, they highlight, annotate, outline, search content and so forth. Unlike passive reading, this active reading process has been shown to be critical to the education and learning process.

Then, I will present two novel active reading capabilities integrated in METIS: recommending reading sequences and recommending learning resources at appropriate reading levels.

Georgia Koutrika is a senior research scientist at HP Labs, in Palo Alto, California. In the past, she was with the Information Integration Group at IBM Almaden Research Center, and she was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. Her research focus is on inventing and developing innovative technologies around user analytics and profiling, personalization, and smart content selection, with applications including search, automated publishing, education, and marketing. Georgia has coauthored more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed conferences (including ACM SIGMOD and IEEE ICDE) and journals (including ACM TODS and IEEE TKDE). She is general co-chair of SIGMOD 2016 and she has served as the general co-chair/PC chair for several workshops and as PC member for SIGMOD, ICDE, WWW, and KDD.


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