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2018

  1. Grace Hui Yang and Sicong Zhang. Differential Privacy for Information Retrieval. Tutorial in the 11th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2018). Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    February 5-9, 2018
  2. Grace Hui Yang, Xuchu Dong, Jiyun Luo and Sicong Zhang. Session search modeling by partially observable Markov decision process. Information Retrieval Journal (IRJ). Volume 20.

    February, 2018

2017

  1. Sicong Zhang. Query Log Anonymization by Differential Privacy. Ph.D. Thesis. Georgetown University. Washington, DC. USA.

    November, 2017
  2. Sicong Zhang and Grace Hui Yang. Deriving Differentially Private Session Logs for Query Suggestion. In the 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2017). Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    October 1-4, 2017
  3. Grace Hui Yang and Sicong Zhang. Differential Privacy for Information Retrieval. Tutorial in the 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2017). Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    October 1-4, 2017

2016

  1. Sicong Zhang, Grace Hui Yang, Lisa Singh, Li Xiong. Safelog: Supporting Web Search and Mining by Differentially-Private Query Logs. AAAI Fall Symposium on Privacy and Language Technologies. (AAAI 2016 FSS). Virginia, USA.

    November 17 - November 19, 2016
  2. Janet Zhu, Sicong Zhang, Lisa Singh, Grace Hui Yang and Micah Sherr. Generating Risk Reduction Recommendations to Decrease Vulnerability of Public Online Profiles (short paper). The 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016).. San Francisco, CA, USA.

    August 18-21, 2016
  3. Sicong Zhang, Grace Hui Yang, Lisa Singh. Anonymizing Query Logs by Differential Privacy (Short paper). In Proceedings of the 39th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2016). Pisa, Italy.

    July 17-21, 2016

2015

  1. Sicong Zhang, Hui Yang, Lisa Singh. Applying Epsilon-Differential Private Query Log Releasing Scheme to Document Retrieval. In the 2nd International Workshop on Privacy-Preserving Information Retrieval Workshop (PIR'15) in conjunction with SIGIR 2015. Santiago, Chile.

    August 9-13, 2015
  2. Lisa Singh, Grace Hui Yang, Micah Sherr, Andrew Hian-Cheong, Kevin Tian, Janet Zhu and Sicong Zhang. Public Information Exposure Detection:Helping Users Understand Their Web Footprints. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015). Paris, France.

    August 25-28, 2015
  3. Lisa Singh, Hui Yang, Micah Sherr, Yifang Wei, Andrew Hian-Cheong, Kevin Tian, Janet Zhu, Sicong Zhang, Tavish Vaidya, Elchin Asgarli. Helping Users Understand Their Web Footprints (poster). In the Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015). Florence, Italy.

    May 18-22, 2015
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  4. Hui Yang, Dongyi Guan, Sicong Zhang. The Query-Change Model: Modeling Session Search as a Markov Decision Process. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS). Vol. 33, No. 4, Article 20, 33 pages.

    April 2015
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  5. Jiyun Luo, Sicong Zhang, Xuchu Dong and Hui Yang. Designing States, Actions, and Rewards for Using POMDP in Session Search. In Proceedings of The 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015). Vienna, Austria.

    March 29-April 02, 2015
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2014

  1. Sicong Zhang, Hui Yang, Lisa Singh. Increased Information Leakage from Text. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Privacy-Preserving IR (PIR 2014) in SIGIR 2014. Gold Coast, Australia.

    July 11, 2014
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  2. Sicong Zhang, Jiyun Luo, Hui Yang. A POMDP Model for Content-Free Document Re-ranking (short paper). In Proceedings of the 37th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2014). Gold Coast, Australia .

    July 6 - July 11, 2014
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  3. Jiyun Luo, Sicong Zhang, Hui Yang. Win-Win Search: Dual-Agent Stochastic Game in Session Search. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2014). Gold Coast, Australia.

    July 6 - July 11, 2014
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2013

  1. Sicong Zhang, Dongyi Guan, and Hui Yang. Query Change as Relevance Feedback in Session Search (short paper). In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2013). Dublin, Ireland.

    July 28 - August 1, 2013
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  2. Dongyi Guan, Sicong Zhang, and Hui Yang. Utilizing Query Change for Session Search. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2013). Dublin, Ireland.

    July 28 - August 1, 2013
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  3. Sicong Zhang and Hui Yang. Applying the Query Change Retrieval Model on Session Search - Georgetown at TREC 2013 Session Track. In Notebook of the Text REtrieval Conference 2013 (TREC 2013). Gaithersburgh, MD, USA.

    Nov 19-22, 2013
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