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Javier Sanz-Cruzado

  • PhD
  • Information Retrieval Group
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
About me

I am a PhD in computer science at the Information Retrieval Group at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I developed my thesis, titled "Contact recommendation in social networks: algorithmic models, diversity and network evolution", under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Castells. As a PhD student, I also did a research internship at the Terrier Team at University of Glasgow, working with Prof. Iadh Ounis and Dr. Craig Macdonald. My research interests are information retrieval, recommender systems, social networks and multi-armed bandits.

My research is in the scope of social networks and recommender systems. In this area, it is focused on people-to-people recommendation, where I am interested in devising new recommendation algorithms as well as considering new perspectives beyond accuracy in the development and evaluation of contact recommendation methods, such as the effects of recommending new links on the evolution of the structural properties and the flow of information through the network. I am also interested in the use of multi-armed bandit approaches for interactive recommendation.

Latest news

  • 25th May 2021: I successfully defended my thesis, titled "Contact recommendation in social networks: algorithmic models, diversity and network evolution" at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. You can download the document here and the slides here. More information about the thesis can be found in the Thesis section of the site.
  • 29th March 2021: I gave a talk for the HaiVis group at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, titled "Recomendación de contactos en redes sociales mediante métodos de búsqueda". Slides (in Spanish) here.