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I am Jae-wook Ahn, a research staff member at IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.  I have worked as a data scientist at IBM Waton Life Group and as an NSF-CRA Computing Innovation Fellow at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland.

I received my Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and do research on personalized/social information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and (adaptive and/or dynamic) social network analysis/visualization.

Please see the research and publication pages and my Curriculum Vitae for more details.

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3/28/2017 -- Wizard’s Apprentice: Cognitive Suggestion Support for Wizard-of-Oz Question Answering is accepted to AIED (AI for Education) 2017.

Nov 2016 -- Invited to speak about Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson at 2016 International XO Symposium. Bio-Convergence Technology of Food for Wellness Life, Suwon, Korea and Seoul National University Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology & CJ.

6/1/2016 -- Joined Cognitive Education Group at IBM Research as a research staff member.

1/27/2016 -- Presentation at MIT Operations Research Center. "Understanding Chef Watson Users".

12/19/2014 -- A new paper Personalized Search: Reconsidering the Value of Open User Models (Jae-wook Ahn, Peter Brusilovsky, Shuguang Han) is accepted to IUI 2015.

12/8/2014 I started working as a data scientist at IBM Watson Life Group.

12/2/2014 -- I am invited to speak at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014 about the Network Evolution Task Taxonomy Paper on Dec 4th (Shenzhen, China).

11/26/2014 -- A new paper Mysterious Influential Users in Political Communication on Twitter: Users’ Occupation Information and Its Impact on Retweetability (Jisue Lee, Jae-wook Ahn, and Jungsun Oh) was accepted to iConference 2015.

2/27/2014 -- A new paper (co-authored with Dagobalt Soergel, Xia. Lin, Mi. Zhang, and William Ying), Mapping between ARTstor Material Terms and the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) was accepted to International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Conference 2014.

12/29/2013 -- The Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis paper was selected as the March 2014 Spotlight Paper by IEEE TVCG

9/10/2013 -- A new paper (co-authors Catherine Plaisant and Ben Shneiderman), A Task Taxonomy of Network Evolution Analysis was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).

4/21/2013 -- A new paper (co-authored with Xia Lin), Challenges of knowledge structure visualization was accepted to the UDC Seminar 2013 “Classification and Visualization”

2/4/2013 -- Invited as one of two early-career participants (acceptance rate 8%) to the NSF-sponsored Task-Based Search Workshop at UNC Chapel Hill, March 14-15.

1/24/2013 -- A new paper (co-authored with Peter Brusilovsky), Adaptive Visualization for Exploratory Information Retrieval was accepted to Information Processing and Management.