Portrait of Fernando Diaz

Fernando Diaz

Senior Researcher

About

Fernando Diaz is a researcher at Microsoft Research New York City. His primary research interest is formal information retrieval models. Fernando’s research experience includes distributed information retrieval approaches to web search, interactive and faceted retrieval, mining of temporal patterns from news and query logs, cross-lingual information retrieval, graph-based retrieval methods, and synthesizing information from multiple corpora. Fernando received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. His work on federation won the best paper awards at the SIGIR 2010 and WSDM 2010 conferences. He is a co-organizer of the Temporal Summarization track and the Web track at TREC 2013.

Projects

Online and social media data as a flawed continuous panel survey

Established: April 9, 2014

If search and Twitter data are to be treated as a survey, they would follow a very peculiar methodology: participation is a time-varying, demographically biased sample of the population, participants are effectively continuously answering different “survey” questions, and, finally, participants…

Publications

2016

2014

Mobile Query Reformulations
Milad Shokouhi, Rosie Jones, Umut Ozertem, Karthik Raghunathan, Fernando Diaz, in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2014), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, July 1, 2014, View abstract, Download PDF

2013

Projects

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Social Computing

Date

May 22, 2014

Speakers

Barbara Poblete, Emre Kiciman, and Fernando Diaz

Affiliation

University of Chile, Microsoft

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MSR NYC Lab Opening

Date

May 16, 2014

Speakers

Duncan Watts, Fernando Diaz, Kate Crawford, David Rothschild, Justin Rao, Jennifer Chayes, Dan Huttenlocher, Kathy McKeown, danah boyd, and David Pennock

Affiliation

Microsoft Research New York City, Microsoft Research New England and New York City, Cornell Tech, Columbia University