Maryam Tavakol

Since March 2019, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in Artificial Intelligence Group at TU Dortmund. Before that, I was a member of Machine Learning group in the Institute of Information Systems at Leuphana University of Lüneburg as a Research Assistant, and at the same time, doing my PhD in the Computer Science department of TU Darmstadt.

I received both of my B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Tehran, Iran.

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News

25.04.2019 I have successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation in computer science department of TU Darmstadt. You can download my dissertation from the central library of TU Darmstadt.

31.03.2019 I will give a talk about "Contextual Models for Sequential Recommendation" on April 4th, 2019, 12:15 at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Room C614.2013).

18.03.2019: I started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence group of TU Dortmund.


Research Interests

- Reinforcement Learning and Multi-armed Bandits
- Recommender Systems and Personalizations
- Optimization Methods


Publications

MDP-based Itinerary Recommendation using Geo-Tagged Social Media
R. Gaonkar, M. Tavakol, and U. Brefeld
Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, 2018
[Code] / [Slides]
A Unified Contextual Bandit Framework for Long- and Short-Term Recommendations
M. Tavakol and U. Brefeld
Joint European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML 2017
[Code] / [Slides]
A Preference-Based Bandit Framework for Personalized Recommendation
M. Tavakol and U. Brefeld
DA2PL Euro mini conference 2016
[Slides]
Feature Extraction and Aggregation for Predicting the Euro 2016
M. Tavakol, H. Zafartavanaelmi, U. Brefeld
Workshop of Sport Analysis, ECML 2016
[Slides]
Factored MDPs for Detecting the Topic of User Sessions
M. Tavakol and U. Brefeld
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 2014
[Code] / [Slides]
A Distributed Q-Learning Approach for Variable Attention to Multiple Critics
M. Tavakol, M. N. Ahmadabadi, M. Mirian, M. Asadpour
International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2012