Research Interests

At Royal Delft Factory near campus

Martha Larson
Multimedia Information Retrieval Lab
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft
HB 11.290
+31(0)15 278 7357

In 2016, I started a new job at Radboud University Nijmegen, where I am a professor in the area of Multimedia Information Technology. I continue to work in the Multimedia Computing Group at TU Delft one day a week.

MediaEval, the benchmarking initiative for Multimedia Evaluation, focuses on the human and social aspects of multimedia and encompassing the potential of multiple modalities including speech, language and context.

CLEF NewsREEL, the News Recommendation Evaluation Lab, is a benchmarking task that evaluates stream-based recommender system technology both online in live streams, and offline with stream-playback.

The Societal Impact of Multimedia Research: Hari Sundaram and I were chairs of the Brave New Ideas Track at ACM Multimedia 2016.
Check out the Speech Recognition Virtual Kitchen, a project dedicated to improving community research and education infrastructure in speech recognition.
TIST July 2016ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Special Issue: Crowd in Intelligent Systems (Volume 7 Issue 4, July 2016) together with Irwin King, Kuan-Ta Chen, and Omar Alonso

RecSys Challenge 2016 Fabian Abel, Daniel Kohlsdorf, Róbert Pálovics, András Benczúr and myself organized the ACM RecSys 2016 Challenge based on the job recommendation scenario of XING.

CrowdRec Paolo Cremonesi, Alexandros Karatzoglou, Domonkos Tikk, Roberto Turrin and myself organized two installments of the Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation for Recommender Systems at ACM RecSys 2014-2015.

There’s More to Multimedia than Meets the Eye The December 2013 issue of Quadraad, the magazine of the TU Delft Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, ran a piece on my work.

Kuan-Ta Chen, Wei-Ta Chu, Wei Tsang Ooi and myself organized a workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia at ACM Multimedia 2012, and again in 2013.
Martha Larson and Gareth J. F. Jones (2012) "Spoken Content Retrieval: A Survey of Techniques and Technologies", Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval: Vol. 5: No 4-5, pp 235-422. download .pdfFnTIR_SCR

ACM Transactions on Information Systems Special Issue on Searching Speech (Volume 30 Issue 3, August 2012) together with Franciska de Jong, Wessel Kraaij and Steve Renals.

Special Session: Mercan Topkara and I were the Demo Chairs of ICME 2012 (9-13 July in Melbourne, Australia). We organized a "Time Machine Session" for Expert Talks on Innovating the Future by Leveraging the Past. See also

GeoMM 2012 I also had the privilege of being involved with Gerald Friedland and Lianglinag Cao in ACM international workshop on geotagging and its applications in multimedia ACM Multimedia 2012.

Alan Hanjalic and I pitched intent-aware video search for Delft Data Science. ACM MM 2012 talk video here.