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PhD in Computer Science, University of Waterloo, May 2013. Certificate in University Teaching, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, April 2013. MSc. in Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, April 2007. BSc. in Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Aug. 2004. Rece Recent Activities ^ Program Committee Memner for CIKM Conference 2015. Program Committee Member for WSDM Conference 2015. Program Committee Member for SIGIR Conferences 2014, 2015. Program Committee Member for WWW Conferences 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Program Committee Member for ICWSM 2014. Demo Program Committee Member for CIKM Conference 2013. Poster Program Committee Member for SIGIR Conferences 2011 and 2012. Associate Chair for the GRAND Conference 2011. Research Intern at Yahoo! Labs in Fall 2010. Reviewer for the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). Reviewer for the Journal of Information Retrieval. Reviewer for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Reviewer for the Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval. Reviewer for the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence. Member of the Organizing Committee of the First Waterloo Conference on Characteristics, Risks & Management of Natural Hazards (ChaRisMa 2010). Graduate Recruiting Committee Member in the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. Women in Computer Sceince Committee Member, University of Waterloo. Research ^ Interests: Personalization, data-driven predictive modeling, online learning, relevance feedback, recommender systems, and computational advertising. Publications: A. Ashkan, B. Kveton, S. Berkovsky, and Z. Wen, Optimal Greedy Diversity for Recommendation, In Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pp. 1742-1748, July 2015. Z. Wen, B. Kveton, and A. Ashkan, Efficient Learning in Large-Scale Combinatorial Semi-Bandits, In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pp. 767-776, July 2015. B. Kveton, Z. Wen, C. Szepesvari, and A. Ashkan, Cascading Bandits: Learning to Rank in the Cascade Model, In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pp. 1113-1122, July 2015. A. Ashkan and C. Clarke, Location- and Query- Aware Modeling of Browsing and Click Behavior in Sponsored Search, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), vol. 5, no. 4, 32 pages, December 2014. A. Ashkan, B. Kveton, S. Berkovsky, and Z. Wen, Diversified Utility Maximization for Recommendations, ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), Oct. 2014. B. Kveton, Z. Wen, A. Ashkan, H. Eydgahi, and B. Eriksson, Matroid Bandits: Fast Combinatorial Optimization with Learning, In Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), July 2014. B. Kveton, Z. Wen, A. Ashkan, and H. Eydgahi, Matroid Bandits: Practical Large-Scale Combinatorial Bandits, In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Sequential Decision Making with Big Data , July 2014. A. Ashkan and C. Clarke, Impact of Query Intent and Search Context on Clickthrough Behavior in Sponsored Search, Knowledge and Information Systems Journal, vol. 34, pp. 425-452, February 2013.