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Saúl Vargas

  • PhD
  • Data Scientist
  • ASOS.com
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Research interests

Information RetrievalRecommender Systems

About

Data Scientist at ASOS.com working on fashion recommendations. Before that, I was helping bringing you the best connections and articles in Mendeley. Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Glasgow on the SUPER-FP7 project titled "Social sensors for security assessments and proactive emergencies management" with Dr. Richard McCreadie, Dr. Craig Macdonald and Dr. Iadh Ounis. My PhD thesis, under the supervision of Professor Pablo Castells, is titled "Novelty and Diversity Evaluation and Enhancement in Recommender Systems". As a byproduct of the thesis, I developed RankSys, a Java 8 Recommender Systems framework for novelty, diversity and much more.

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Publications

Building recommender systems for scholarly information

  • Knoth P
  • Kershaw D
  • Pettit B
1st Workshop on Scholarly Web Mining (SWM 2017), WSDM2017 (2017)
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Effectively identifying users' research interests for scholarly reference management and discovery

  • Rossetti M
  • Vargas S
  • Magatti D
1st Workshop on Scholarly Web Mining (SWM 2017), WSDM2017 (2017)
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Comparing Overall and Targeted Sentiments in Social Media during Crises

  • Vargas S
  • Mccreadie R
  • Macdonald C
Proceedings of the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) (2016)
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Mendeley: Recommendations for Researchers

  • Vargas S
  • Hristakeva M
  • Jack K
Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems - RecSys '16 (2016)
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Full text

Vecindarios Inversos para la Mejora de la Novedad en Filtrado Colaborativo

  • Vargas S
  • Castells P
Proceedings of the 3rd Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (2014)
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Professional experience

Data Scientist

ASOS.com

March 2017 - Present

Senior Data Scientist

Mendeley Ltd

June 2016 - February 2017(8 months)

Data Scientist

Mendeley Ltd

November 2015 - June 2016(7 months)

Research Assistant

University of Glasgow

January 2015 - November 2015(10 months)

Teaching Assistant

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

September 2012 - January 2015(2 years)

Research Intern

Yahoo Research Barcelona

June 2014 - September 2014(3 months)

Research Intern

Telefonica I+D

June 2013 - September 2013(3 months)

Education history

PhD Computer Science

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

September 2012 - April 2015(3 years)

MSc Computer Science and Telecommunications

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

September 2010 - April 2012(2 years)

BSc Mathematics

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

September 2005 - September 2010(5 years)

BSc Computer Science

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

September 2005 - September 2010(5 years)