About Me

My research interests are Big Data, Smart City, Urban Informatic, content-based and collaborative filtering and recommender systems, user-centric information retrieval, adaptive information retrieval, specifically personalised retrieval, implicit feedback-based search systems, affective, and sentiment information retrieval systems.

Contact Details

Yashar Moshfeghi
Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)
Room 7/104
7 Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8RZ, U.K.

tel: +44 141 330 3156
fax: +44 141 330 4913


School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Research Assistant January 2012 – November 2014

Experience and knowledge gained:
Undertaking research in information retrieval, access, and recommendation, and in particular, the modelling and analysis of user behaviour in social contexts
Development of systems, conceptual frameworks, conducting experiments and user studies, and documenting research results for inclusion in papers (ECIR’13, WWW’13, SIGIR’13, CIKM’13, ICMR’14), reports and presentations at local and international levels.
Assisting in the supervision and training of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students as well as participating in writing grant proposals. Awards:
Received the Best Paper Award at ECIR’13

Yahoo! Research Lab in Barcelona, Spain

Research Internship October 2011 – December 2011

Experience and knowledge gained:
Investigating the effect of time and entity dimension of information space in user engagement and satisfaction in a news retrieval context.
Conducting a task-based user studies, documenting research results for inclusion in paper (ECIR’13) and presentations at local and international levels.
Working in an industrial research environment


University of Glasgow

Ph.D. Computer Science – Information Retrieval 2012

I obtained my PhD Degree in computing science in February 2012 from the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, under supervision of Prof. Joemon Jose and Prof. Keith van Rijsbergen. The main theme of my doctoral work has been to understand the role of emotion in Information Retrieval.

University of Glasgow

M.Sc. Computer Science (with Merit) – Information Retrieval 2007

I obtained my MSc Degree with merit in computing science in 2007 from the School of Computing Science at Glasgow University. My MSc project was supervised by Prof. Jose and involved the design, implementation and user-based evaluation of an Intelligent RSS Aggregator. My project was awarded ‘grade A’.