Samarth Bhargav

PhD Candidate at the Information Retrieval Lab (IRLab) I'm a PhD Candidate at the Information Retrieval Lab (IRLab) (formerly ILPS), located in the Science Park campus of the University of Amsterdam. I have a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor's degree in Information Science from VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University). You can find more about me, including a short CV, in the About page. My research topics: Tip-of-the-tongue retrieval and Recommender Systems. I am a mentor in the Inclusive AI program, if you're interested please apply on the website.

ECIR 2023

Our Paper on Cross Market Recommendation (XMRec) β€œMarket Aware Models for Efficient Cross Market Recommendation”, with me, Mohammad Aliannejadi, Evangelos Kanoulas has been accepted to ECIR 2023!

Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2022 paper news


Our proposal for a new TREC track for Tip-of-the-tongue retrieval was presented at TREC2022. More details soon!

Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 2022 news

Internship @Spotify!

I’ll be interning at Spotify Nov β€˜22 -Feb β€˜23, working on tip-of-the-tongue retrieval for music!

Posted on Mon, Nov 7, 2022 internship news

MLRC 2022

I’m part of the organising team for the Machine Learning Reproducibility Challenge. Read more about how you can participate at:

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2022 other news

Tutorial on Reproducibility @ACL2022

We presented a tutorial on reproducibility in NLP at ACL 2022! See the website at: This is joint work with many awesome collaborators: Ana Lucic, Maurits Bleeker, Jessca Forde, Koustuv Sinha, Jesse Dodge, Sasha Luccioni and Robert Stojnic!

Posted on Sun, May 22, 2022 tutorial news

WSDM 2022

Our paper 'It's on the tip of my tongue': A new dataset for Known-Item Retrieval with me, Georgios Sidiropoulos and Evangelos Kanoulas has been accepted to WSDM 2022. Paper & more details soon!

Posted on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 paper news

Preprint - Disentanglement for Controllability

A pre-print on Controllable Recommenders using Deep Generative Models and Disentanglement with me and Evangelos Kanoulas is now on arXiv! Details & summary soon! The paper can be found here:

Posted on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 paper news preprint

RecSys 2021

I'm an in-person student volunteer at RecSys 2021, located in Amsterdam this year. Come and say hi!

Posted on Mon, Sep 6, 2021 conference news

ShadowLink - EMNLP 2021

Our paper 'Robustness Evaluation of Entity Disambiguation Using Prior Probes: the Case of Entity Overshadowing', with Vera Provatorova, Svitlana Vakulenko and Evangelos Kanoulas is accepted to EMNLP 2021!

Posted on Fri, Aug 6, 2021 paper news