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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Tassos Tombros

Tassos

Senior Lecturer

Email: a.tombros@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 5241
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 411
Website: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~tassos
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:30

Teaching

Operating Systems (Undergraduate)

What is an Operating System for and how does it work? How can a computer run, or appear to run, many programs at once? This module introduces Operating Systems, with a combination of study of the principles and practical skills in scripting and monitoring an Operating System kernel. Concepts of processes and concurrency are introduced in the context of Operating Systems and then pursued further as a tool for an application programmer wishing to exploit the full potential of a multicore processor. The module prepares students for further studies in distributed systems and high performance computing at the next level.

Probability and Matrices (Undergraduate)

This module covers: Probability theory Counting permutations and combinations Conditional probabilities Bayesian probability Random variables and probability models Vector and matrix algebra Linear equations Vector spaces Linear combinations, linear independence

Research

Research Interests:

Document clustering and summarisation, personalisation, relevance feedback, interactive IR and task-based evaluation of IR systems, presentation of retrieval results.

Publications

  • Marengo L, Fazekas TA (2017). I Wonder... Inquiry Techniques as a Method to Gain Insights into People's Encounters with Visual Art. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI’17), 9-14 July, Vancouver, Canada


  • Tao Y, Tombros A (2017). How collaborators make sense of tasks together: A comparative analysis of collaborative sensemaking behavior in collaborative information-seeking tasks. nameOfConference


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  • Sahib NG, Tombros A, Stockman T (2015). Evaluating a search interface for visually impaired searchers. nameOfConference


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  • Al-Thani D, Stockman T, Tombros A (2015). The effects of cross-modal collaboration on the stages of information seeking. nameOfConference


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  • Tao Y, Tombros A (2014). Investigating collaborative sensemaking behavior in collaborative information seeking. nameOfConference


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  • Sahib NG, Tombros A, Stockman T (2014). Investigating the Behavior of Visually Impaired Users for Multi-session Search Tasks. nameOfConference


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  • Tao Y, Tombros A (2013). An Exploratory Study of Sensemaking in Collaborative Information Seeking.. nameOfConference


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  • Al-Thani D, Stockman T, Tombros A (2013). Cross-modal collaborative information seeking (CCIS): An exploratory study. nameOfConference

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  • Sahib NG, Stockman T, Tombros A et al. (2013). Participatory Design with Blind Users: A Scenario-Based Approach.. nameOfConference

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  • Diriye A, Blandford A, Tombros A et al. (2013). The Role of Search Interface Features during Information Seeking.. nameOfConference

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  • Szlavik Z, Tombros A, Lalmas M (2012). Summarisation of the logical structure of XML documents. nameOfConference


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  • Sahib NG, Tombros A, Stockman T (2012). A Comparative Analysis of the Information-Seeking Behavior of Visually Impaired and Sighted Searchers. nameOfConference


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  • Diriye A, Tombros A, Blandford A (2012). A Little Interaction Can Go a Long Way: Enriching the Query Formulation Process.. nameOfConference

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  • Gooda Sahib N, Tombros A, Ruthven I (2010). Enabling Interactive Query Expansion through Eliciting the Potential Effect of Expansion Terms. European Conference on Information Retrieval


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  • Diriye A, Blandford A, Tombros A (2010). Exploring the Impact of Search Interface Features on Search Tasks. nameOfConference

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  • Diriye A, Blandford A, Tombros A (2010). When is system support effective?. nameOfConference

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  • Diriye A, Blandford A, Tombros A et al. (2009). A Polyrepresentational Approach to Interactive Query Expansion. nameOfConference

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  • Campana M, Tombros A (2009). Incremental Personalised Summarisation with Novelty Detection. nameOfConference

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  • Forst JF, Tombros A, Roelleke T (2009). Less Is More: Maximal Marginal Relevance as a Summarisation Feature. nameOfConference

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  • Lalmas M, Tombros A, Borlund P et al. (2009). Second international symposium on information interaction in context.. nameOfConference


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  • BORLUND P, SCHNEIDER J, LALMAS M et al. (2008). Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context. nameOfConference

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  • Larsen B, Malik S, Tombros A (2008). A Comparison of Interactive and Ad-Hoc Relevance Assessments. nameOfConference


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  • (2008). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Interaction in Context, IIiX 2008, London, UK, October 14-17, 2008. nameOfConference

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  • Amini MR, Tombros A, Usunier N et al. (2007). Learning-based summarisation of XML documents. nameOfConference


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  • LALMAS M, TOMBROS A (2007). Evaluating XML retrieval effectiveness at INEX. nameOfConference


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  • Szlavik Z, Tombros A, Lalmas M (2007). Feature- and query-based table of contents generation for XML documents. nameOfConference

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  • Lalmas M, Tombros A (2007). INEX 2002-2006: Understanding XML retrieval evaluation. nameOfConference

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  • Forst JF, Roelleke T, Tombros A (2007). Modelling a Summarisation Logic in Probabilistic Datalog.. nameOfConference

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  • Malik S, Larsen B, Tombros A (2007). Report on the INEX 2005 interactive track.. nameOfConference


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  • Malik S, Tombros A, Larsen B (2007). The interactive track at INEX 2006. nameOfConference

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  • LALMAS M, MACFARLANE A, RUGER S et al. (2006). Advances in Information Retrieval: 28th European Conference on IR Research, Proceedings (ECIR 2006). nameOfConference


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  • (2006). Advances in Information Retrieval, 28th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2006, London, UK, April 10-12, 2006, Proceedings. nameOfConference

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  • Malik S, Klas CP, Fuhr N et al. (2006). Designing a user interface for interactive retrieval of structured documents - Lessons learned from the INEX interactive track. nameOfConference

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  • Szlávik Z, Tombros A, Lalmas M (2006). Investigating the use of summarisation for interactive XML retrieval.. nameOfConference

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  • Larsen B, Tombros A, Malik S (2006). Is XML retrieval meaningful to users?: searcher preferences for full documents vs. elements.. nameOfConference

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  • Forst JF, Tombros A, Rölleke T (2006). Solving the Enterprise TREC Task with Probabilistic Data Models.. nameOfConference

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  • Larsen B, Malik S, Tombros A (2006). The Interactive Track at INEX 2005. nameOfConference


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  • Szlavik Z, Tombros A, Lalmas M (2006). The use of summaries in XML retrieval. nameOfConference

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  • Betsi S, Lalmas M, Tombros A et al. (2006). User expectations from XML element retrieval.. nameOfConference

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  • Tombros A, Ruthven I, Jose JM (2005). How users assess web pages for information seeking. nameOfConference


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  • Tombros A, Ali ZS (2005). Factors affecting web page similarity. nameOfConference

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  • Lalmas M, TOMBROS A, Gallinari P et al. (2005). Learning to Summarise XML Documents using Content and Structure. Proceedings of the ACM 14th Conference on Knowledge and Information Management (CIKM 2005), to appear

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  • LALMAS M, Tombros T, Gallinari P et al. (2005). Learning to Summarize XML Documents by Combining Content and Structure. ACM 14th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)

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  • TOMBROS A, Larsen B, Malik S (2005). Report on the INEX 2004 interactive track. nameOfConference


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  • Tombros A, Larsen B, Malik S (2005). The interactive track at INEX 2004. nameOfConference


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  • Tombros A, van Rijsbergen CJ (2004). Query-sensitive similarity measures for information retrieval. nameOfConference


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  • TOMBROS A, Malik S, Larsen B (2004). End users in the context of XML documents - setting up an interactive track at INEX.. Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context at the ACM SIGIR 2004 Conference

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  • TOMBROS A, White R, Jose J et al. (2003). Clustering the information space using top-ranking sentences: a study of user interaction. Proceedings of the 9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Hu,am-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2003)

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  • Tombros A, Jose JM, Ruthven I (2003). Clustering top-ranking sentences for information access. nameOfConference

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  • TOMBROS A, Jose J, Ruthven I (2003). Searchers' criteria for assessing web pages. Proceedings on the 26th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

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  • Tombros A, Villa R, Van Rijsbergen CJ (2002). The effectiveness of query-specific hierarchic clustering in information retrieval. nameOfConference


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  • TOMBROS A, Crestani F, Sweeney S (2002). Mobile delivery of news using hierarchical query-biased summaries. 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Information Access and Retrieval Pack (SAC-IARS'02)

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  • TOMBROS A, Jose J, Ruthven I (2001). A study on the use of summaries and summary-based query expansion for a question-answering task. Proceedings of the 23rd BCS European Annual Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR 2001)

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  • McLellan P, Tombros A, Jose JM et al. (2001). Evaluating Summarisation Technologies: A Task Oriented Approach.. nameOfConference

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  • TOMBROS A, Rijsbergen CJ (2001). Query-sensitive similarity measures for the calculation of interdocument relationship. 10th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

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  • Tombros A, Crestani F (2000). Users' perception of relevance of spoken documents. nameOfConference


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  • Alexander N, Brown C, Jose JM et al. (2000). Question Answering, Relevance Feedback and Summarisation: TREC-9 Interactive Track Report.. nameOfConference

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  • Tombros A, Sanderson M (1998). Advantages of query biased summaries in information retrieval. Proceedings of the 21st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (ACM SIGIR'98)

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