Kris Jack BSc Hons, PhD

Chief Data Scientist

Mendeley

Location
London, United Kingdom
Discipline
Computer and Information Science
Interests
Recommender Systems, De-duplication, Information Extraction, Data Science
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About

Mendeley's Chief Data Scientist, running Knowledge Discovery products and R&D activities. Main responsibilities:
- Lead Mendeley's Data Science team
- Design and build Knowledge Discovery products (e.g. recommendation engine, crowd-sourced research catalogue, search engine and knowledge hub)
- Integrate innovative data technologies in Mendeley’s products
- Manage grant funded projects with a net worth of over 1 million euros

Mendeley (Senior Data Mining Engineer)
- Personalised recommendation system for research material.
- Building related research feature from document relatedness algorithms.
- Automatic reference extraction using Conditional Random Fields.
- Data mining team lead
+ lots more!

NaCTeM, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK (Research Associate)
- Developing text mining tools in the biomedical domain.
- Recommendation system for clinical trial protocols.
- Semantically-based information extraction.

Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France (Expert Research & Development Engineer)
- Developing a semantic map of the French language.
- Machine learning techniques including automatic classification of huge sets of web pages.
- Researcher's tool for studying child language acquisition.

Orange Labs (Formally France Télécom R&D), France (Expert Research & Development Engineer)
- Developing a personalised system for Orange film buyers.
- Recommendation system for films using a new hybrid approach giving more control to users.
- Data visualisation of actor similarity using the google distance metric and displayed as radial trees.

School of Computing, University of Dundee, UK (PhD in Artificial Intelligence)
- A computational model of language acquisition.
- Modelling the developmental trajectory of child language through multiple stages from word learning to employing role-based syntax.
- Explaining psycholinguistic data through computational modeling.
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Publications

  • Recommending Scientific Literature: Comparing Use-Cases and Algorithms

    Kern R, Jack K, Granitzer M

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  • Visualization of Co-Readership Patterns from an Online Reference Management System

    Kraker P, Schoegl C, Jack K, Lindstaedt S

    arXiv (2014)

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  • Comparison of citations, downloads and readership data for an information systems journal

    Schlögl C, Gorraiz J, Gumpendorfer C, Jack K, Kraker P

    Scientometrics (2014)

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  • Unsupervised document structure analysis of digital scientific articles

    Klampfl S, Granitzer M, Jack K, Kern R

    International Journal on Digital Libraries (2014)

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  • {{citation needed}}: Filling in Wikipedia’s Citation Shaped Holes

    Jack K, López-García P, Hristakeva M, Kern R

    Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval, ECIR (2014)

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  • Are downloads and readership data a substitute for citations? The case of a scholarly journal.

    Schloegl C, Gorraiz J, Gumpenberger C, Jack K, Kraker P

    LIDA (2014)

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  • Efficient Top-N Recommendation by Linear Regression

    Levy M, Jack K

    Large Scale Recommender Systems Workshop in RecSys'13 (2013)

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  • Cite-as-you-write

    Jack K, Sambati M, Silvestri F, Trani S, Venturini R

    ERCIM News (2012)

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  • Recommender Systems Challenge 2012

    Manouselis N, Said A, Tikk D, Hermanns J, Kille B, Drachsler H et al.

    Recommender Systems (2012)

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  • Translational twists and turns: Science as a socio-economic endeavor

    Gorraiz J, Gumpenberger C, Jack K, Schloegl C

    18th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (2013)

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  • Head Start: Improving Academic Literature Search with Overview Visualizations based on Readership Statistics

    Kraker P, Jack K, Schloegl C, Trattner C, Lindstaedt S

    Web Science 2013 (2013)

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  • Defining "Good" and Building "Better" Social Catalogues? Framework for Measuring and Improving the Quality of Research Literature Catalogues

    Subašic I, Jack K

    Workshop on Learning Object Analytics for Repositories Collections and Federations (2013)

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  • Download vs. Citation vs. Readership Data: The Case of an Information Systems Journal

    Schloegl C, Gorraiz J, Gumpendorfer C, Jack K, Kraker P

    14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (2013)

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  • TeamBeam - Meta-Data Extraction from Scientific Literature

    Kern R, Jack K, Granitzer M, Hristakeva M

    DLib Magazine (2012)

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  • Investigating Child Language Acquisition through Computational Modelling

    Jack K, Reed C, Waller A

    Language (2009)

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  • Preferences and Whims: Personalised Information Retrieval on Structured Data and Knowledge Management

    Jack K, Duclaye F

    Information Retrieval (2007)

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  • A Computational Model of Staged Language Acquisition

    Jack K

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  • Mendeley's Open Data for Science and Learning: A Reply to the DataTEL Challenge

    Jack K, Hristakeva M, Garcia de Zuniga R, Granitzer M

    Special issue of Datasets and Data Supported Learning in Technology-Enhanced Learning in International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2012)

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  • Harnessing User Library Statistics for Research Evaluation and Knowledge Domain Visualization

    Kraker P, Körner C, Jack K, Michael G

    1st International Workshop on Large Scale Network Analysis, WWW 2012 (2012)

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  • A Comparison of Layout based Bibliographic Metadata Extraction Techniques

    Granitzer M, Hristakeva M, Knight R, Jack K, Kern R

    International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics 2012 (2012)

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  • On generating large-scale ground truth datasets for the deduplication of bibliographic records

    Hammerton J, Granitzer M, Harvey D, Hristakeva M, Jack K

    International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics 2012 (2012)

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  • A Comparison of Metadata Extraction Techniques for Crowdsourced Bibliographic Metadata Management

    Granitzer M, Hristakeva M, Knight R, Jack K

    Proceedings of the 27th Symposium On Applied Computing (2012)

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  • State-of-the-Art Recommender Systems

    Candillier L, Jack K, Fessant F, Meyer F

    Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and Access Techniques for Improved User Modeling (2009)

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  • A predictive Blissymbolic to English translation system

    Waller A, Jack K

    Assets (2002)

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  • Investigating the Effects of Two Types of Feedback in Recommendation Systems

    Jack K, Lefebvre L

    Interaction Homme-Machine (2008)

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  • A Computational Model of Emergent Simple Syntax: Supporting the Natural Transition from the One-Word Stage to the Two-Word Stage.

    Jack K, Reed C, Waller A

    COLING Psycho-Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition (2004)

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  • A Collaborative Tool for the Computational Modelling of Child Language Acquisition

    Jack K

    Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition EACL (2009)

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  • From Syllables to Syntax: Investigating Staged Linguistic Development through Computational Modeling

    Jack K, Reed C, Waller A

    Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the cognitive science society (2006)

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  • Improving Explicit Preference Entry by Visualising Data Similarities

    Jack K, Duclaye F

    Recommendation and Collaboration Intelligence User Interfaces (2008)

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  • A Study into the Relevance of Search Criteria in Information Retrieval on Structured Data

    Jack K, Duclaye F

    PeCUSI INFORSID 07 (2007)

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  • Introducing a Scene Building Game to Model Early First Language Acquisition

    Jack K

    CLUK, Manchester, England (2005)

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Professional experience

Chief Data Scientist

Mendeley

July 2012 - Present

Senior Data Mining Engineer

Mendeley

March 2010 - July 2012 (2 years 4 months)

Research Associate in NaCTem

University of Manchester

September 2009 - March 2010 (6 months)

Expert R&D Engineer

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique

June 2008 - June 2009 (1 year)

Expert R&D Engineer

France Télécom

December 2006 - June 2008 (1 year 6 months)

Education history

University of Dundee

PhD in Applied Computing

August 2002 - October 2006 (4 years 2 months)

University of Dundee

BSc Honours in Applied Computing

August 1998 - August 2002 (4 years)