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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
(Ralph W. Emerson)

I recently finished my PhD in Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at UCI and joined Microsoft Bing. I worked with Prof. Lopes during my PhD. My thesis was about measuring content quality in user generated content systems using machine learning.

My resume in PDF can be found here (updated Dec. 2012).

Contact-Info
Office: Room 408E, ICS1 Building, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697
Email: sjavanma at ics.uci.edu

News (April 2012)
Interests
Journal Papers & Book Chapters
Conference Papers
  • S. Javanmardi, D. Mcdonald, and C. Lopes, Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia: A High-Performing, Feature–Rich Model and its Reduction Through Lasso , WikiSym 2011, Mountain View, CA, USA.
  • D. Mcdonald, S. Javanmardi and M. Zachry Finding Patterns in Behavioral Observations by Automatically Labeling Forms of Wikiwork in Barnstars , WikiSym 2011, Mountain View, CA, USA.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, A. Zillo, S. Javanmardi et al., qSpell: Spelling Correction of Web Search Queries using Ranking Models and Iterative Correction, in Spelling Alteration for Web Search Workshop, Bellevue, WA, USA, July 2011.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, T. Debeauvais, S. Javanmardi, R. Caruana, C. Lopes, Distributed Tuning of Machine Learning Algorithms using MapReduce Clusters, KDD 2011 workshop on Large-scale Data Mining, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • H. Sajnani, S. Javanmardi, D. McDonald, and C. Lopes, Multi-Label Classification of Short Text: A Study on Wikipedia Barnstars, AAAI-11 Workshop on Analyzing Microtext, San Francisco, CA.
  • S. Javanmardi, J. Gao and K. Wang, Optimizing Two Stage Smoothing Bigram Language Models for IR , WWW'2010, Raleigh, NC.
  • S. Javanmardi, C. Lopes, Statistical Measure of Quality in Wikipedia, KDD'2010 Workshop on Social Media Analytics, Washington DC, USA, 2010.
  • S. Javanmardi, Y. Ganjisaffar, C. Lopes, P. Baldi, Scientific Mashups: The Issue of Trust in the Aggregation of Web 2.0 Content, WebScience'2010, Raleigh, NC.
  • S. Javanmardi, Y. Ganjisaffar, S. Grant, C. Lopes, Statistical Measure of the Effectiveness of the Open Editing Model of Wikipedia , ICWSM Data Challenge 2010.
  • S. Javanmardi, Y. ganjisaffar, C. Lopes, and P. Baldi, User Contribution and Trust in Wikipedia , Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Collaborative computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Washington DC, USA, 2009.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, S. Javanmardi, C. Lopes, Using User Reviews to Improve Search in Wikipedia, SIGIR 2009 Workshop on Search in Social Media, Boston, USA, 2009.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, S. Javanmardi, Cristina Lopes, Leveraging Crowdsourcing Heuristics to Improve Search in Wikipedia, to appear in Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym), Florida, USA, 2009.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, S. Javanmardi, Cristina Lopes, Review-based Ranking of Wikipedia Articles, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks, Fontainebleau, France, 2009.
  • Y. Ganjisaffar, S. Javanmardi, Stanley Grant, Cristina Lopes, CalSWIM: A Wiki-based Data Sharing Platform, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Florida, USA, 2008.
  • S. Javanmardi, and C. Lopes, Modeling Trust in Collaborative Information Systems, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Collaborative computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, New York, USA, 2007.
  • S. Javanmardi, M. Amini and R. Jalili, An Access Control Model for Protecting Semantic Web Resources, The 2nd International Semantic Web Policy Workshop (SWPW'06), Georgia, USA, 2006.
  • S. Javanmardi, M. Amini, R. Jalili, and Y. Ganjisaffar, SBAC: Semantic Based Access Control, The 11th Nordic Workshop on Secure IT-systems, Linkoping, Sweden, 2006.
  • S. Javanmardi, H. Hemmati, and R. Jalili, An Access Control Framework for Pervasive Computing Environments, Proceedings of the 2006 World Congress in Computer Science Computer Engineering and Applied Computing, Nevada, USA, 2006.
Internships
Research Intern, University of Washington
Classification of Wikipedia Barnstar Users; using text mining and user behavior analysis, the goal is of this project is automatic labeling of barnstar users in Wikipedia. This project includes "short text classification" and "multi-label classification". It is an ongoing project with David McDonald and Mark Zachry.
Summer 2010
Research Intern, Microsoft Research
Internet Services Research Center

On improving search results rankings using 2-stage smoothing bigram language models. The goal was to find a ranking algorithm with higher accuracy in terms of NDCG values compared to BM25. Technical Report
Summer 2009
Research Intern, Microsoft Research
Internet Services Research Center

On clustering web documents using bigram language models. The goal was the application of 1-stage smoothing bigram language models for online clustering by reducing the document vector size.
Summer 2008