Maarten de Rijke is full professor of Information Processing and Internet in the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. He is also the director of Amsterdam Data Science and of the University of Amsterdam’s Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISLA) and the Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT).
Maarten leads the Information and Language Processing Systems group, one of the world’s leading academic research groups in information retrieval. During the most recent computer science research assessment exercise, the group achieved maximal scores on all dimensions. His research focus is on intelligent information access, with projects on self-learning search engines, semantic search, and social media analytics. The retrieval and language technology developed by his research group is being used by organizations around the Netherlands and beyond, and has given rise to various spin-off initiatives.
Maarten de Rijke holds MSc degrees in Philosophy and Mathematics (both cum laude), and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science. He worked as a postdoc at CWI, before becoming a Warwick Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. He joined the University of Amsterdam in 1998, and was appointed full professor in 2004.
More information can be found on his website.