Payam Karisani

Intelligent Information Access Lab
Mathematics and Computer science department
Emory University


Email: payam.karisani (at) emory (dot) edu
Office: E500, Emerson Hall

I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. My research area is the intersection of text processing and machine learning, and I am pleased to work with Prof. Eugene Agichtein. Before this, I was a research assistant at the University of Tehran, and worked under the supervision of Prof. Farhad Oroumchian.

Journals

  • Payam Karisani, Zhaohui (Steve) Qin, Eugene Agichtein. Probabilistic and Machine Learning-based Retrieval Approaches for Biomedical Dataset Retrieval. Submitted.
  • Payam Karisani, Maseud Rahgozar, Farhad Oroumchian. A query term re-weighting approach using document similarity. Information Processing & Management (IPM). 2016. [Link]
  • Abolfazl AleAhmad, Payam Karisani, Maseud Rahgozar, Farhad Oroumchian. OLFinder: finding opinion leaders in online social networks. Journal of Information Science (JIS). 2016. [Link]

Conferences (A nice video about miracle people: link)

  • Payam Karisani, Farhad Oroumchian, Maseud Rahgozar. Tweet Expansion Method for Filtering Task in Twitter. 6th International Conference of the CLEF Association. 2015. [Link]
  • Abolfazl AleAhmad, Payam Karisani, Maseud Rahgozar, Farhad Oroumchian. University of Tehran at RepLab 2014. 5th International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF Labs and Workshop). 2014. [Link]

Teaching

  • Artificial Intelligence (undergraduate), TA, Emory University, Spring 2017
  • Human Computer Interaction (undergraduate), TA, Tehran University, Fall 2014
  • Advanced Database (graduate), TA, Tehran University, Fall 2013

Talks

  • "Probabilistic and Machine Learning-based Retrieval Approaches for Biomedical Dataset Retrieval", Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, UC San Diego, USA, 2017.

Activities

  • External reviewer for Information Processing & Management (IPM) journal.
  • External reviewer for Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Experience (A nice video about A players: link)

  • I have been software engineer and programmer for roughly a decade in my home country, Iran. I had chance to work on variety of projects ranging from web-based Learning Management Systems to highway speed cameras. I have been also in a couple of industry funded research projects such as search engine evaluation, automatic web filtering, and designing domain specific database query languages.

Honors (A nice video about honors: link)

  • Ranked 1st at RepLab 2014 Twitter Author Ranking task (sponsored by the EU project LiMoSINe)
  • Ranked 1st at bioCADDIE 2016 dataset retrieval challenge based on methodology and innovation (NIH funded project, awarded 50,000 US dollars)
  • Ranked 5th at 2017 Amazon Alexa Prize

Last Updated: ~2017