Maarten de Rijke

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.
Main position Hoogleraar UvA
Disciplines Information systems, databases
  Artificial intelligence, expert systems
Chair Informatieverwerking en internet
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Big Data Committee
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Universiteit van Amsterdam
Instituut voor Informatica
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam
tel.  020 525 5358
Personal website

Maarten de Rijke is best known for his contributions to information retrieval, the science behind search engines. He and his team work on search engines that learn to decipher what their users are seeking in order to improve their results. He was one of the first to develop social media search engines and search engines that use the knowledge in Wikipedia to learn about connections and to perform analyses. More recently, he has developed search engines that can explain their own results. His PhD students and post-docs contribute to better search engine technology in positions all over the world.