leila (Leila Zia)
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Oct 21 2014, 5:08 PM (152 w, 1 d)
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Recent Activity

Fri, Sep 8

leila created T175433: Submit position statement for Dev Summit 2018.
Fri, Sep 8, 11:11 PM · Research
leila awarded T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings a Love token.
Fri, Sep 8, 5:28 PM · Research
DarTar awarded T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings a Love token.
Fri, Sep 8, 3:16 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings.

@bmansurov following up on our email back-and-forth:

Fri, Sep 8, 1:10 AM · Research
leila added a comment to T171226: [Objective 9.1.3] Recommender system evaluation.

@Capt_Swing just sent you an invitation for tomorrow. Given that you may want to put this as part of your Q2 goals, let's talk before I leave so you have enough time to think about it and explore it in quiet. ;)

Fri, Sep 8, 12:33 AM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila placed T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings up for grabs.
Fri, Sep 8, 12:26 AM · Research

Wed, Sep 6

leila added a comment to T171226: [Objective 9.1.3] Recommender system evaluation.

@Capt_Swing I think now is a good time to start thinking about this objective, given that the article expansion recommendation is in a more mature place (we are very close to being able to provide section recommendations, for example). Do you want to work on this objective and consider defining goals for Q2 for it? If yes, how can I help? :)

Wed, Sep 6, 11:32 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila added a comment to T171247: [Objective 12.1.2] Design contributor diversity intervention frameworks.

We started with a high level design of a framework described here. The next steps are to dive deeper in every step and design an end-to-end system from the time the user arrives (registers an account) all the way to when they start doing their edits after being teamed up. We expect such a design and implementation to require a few months, likely spanning to Q3 (January-March 2018) with the goal of the experimentation (T171248) to happen in early Q4 (April 2018).

Wed, Sep 6, 11:02 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated subscribers of T171247: [Objective 12.1.2] Design contributor diversity intervention frameworks.
Wed, Sep 6, 10:56 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated the task description for T171247: [Objective 12.1.2] Design contributor diversity intervention frameworks.
Wed, Sep 6, 10:56 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated the task description for T171246: [Objective 12.1.1] Identify potential causes of lack of representative contributions from certain demographics.
Wed, Sep 6, 10:50 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila added a comment to T171246: [Objective 12.1.1] Identify potential causes of lack of representative contributions from certain demographics.

@DarTar based on the literature review (T175215) individual differences in aversion to conflict and self-confidence are the two main items that can cause the reduction in diversity in Wikipedia's editor pool when it comes to the imbalance in gender diversity. As explained in the the documentation on meta, TP12 will focus on the issue of self-confidence and how to boost that.

Wed, Sep 6, 10:48 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila moved T175215: Perform literature review from Staged to Done (current quarter) on the Research board.
Wed, Sep 6, 10:31 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila added a comment to T175215: Perform literature review .

This task is completed now and the documentation is available at:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Voice_and_exit_in_a_voluntary_work_environment#The_Wikipedia_gender.2Fminority_gap_issue
and
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Voice_and_exit_in_a_voluntary_work_environment#State_of_the_scientific_literature_on_the_gender_gap

Wed, Sep 6, 10:30 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila created T175215: Perform literature review .
Wed, Sep 6, 10:30 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila created T175103: Create a sketch of how sockpuppets are detected now.
Wed, Sep 6, 12:33 AM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila updated the task description for T171118: [Objective 4.4.1.] Wiki Workshop 2018.
Wed, Sep 6, 12:03 AM · Research-Programs, Epic
leila updated the task description for T171118: [Objective 4.4.1.] Wiki Workshop 2018.
Wed, Sep 6, 12:03 AM · Research-Programs, Epic

Tue, Sep 5

leila created T175098: Research proposal for sockpuppet detection models for Wikimedia.
Tue, Sep 5, 11:24 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila created T175097: Create MOU/NDA for one researcher.
Tue, Sep 5, 11:21 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila updated the task description for T171635: Prototype new models to facilitate sockpuppet detection.
Tue, Sep 5, 9:29 PM · Anti-Harassment, Research-2017-18-Q2, artificial-intelligence, Research
leila added a comment to T171251: [Objective 3.1.2] Models for sockpuppet and toxic language detection.

@DarTar should we assign this Epic task to you?

Tue, Sep 5, 9:28 PM · Anti-Harassment, Epic, Research-Programs
leila edited projects for T171635: Prototype new models to facilitate sockpuppet detection, added: Research-2017-18-Q2; removed Epic.
Tue, Sep 5, 9:27 PM · Anti-Harassment, Research-2017-18-Q2, artificial-intelligence, Research
leila renamed T174737: Build a prediction model to predict section ranks within category from Predict section ranks within category to Build a prediction model to predict section ranks within category.
Tue, Sep 5, 7:38 PM · Research

Fri, Sep 1

leila added a comment to T174834: Document the research on article expansion recommendations.

working on this with Michele, partly based on Tiziano's PhD Qualification report.

Fri, Sep 1, 10:29 PM · Research
leila moved T174834: Document the research on article expansion recommendations from Staged to In Progress on the Research board.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:29 PM · Research
leila edited projects for T174834: Document the research on article expansion recommendations, added: Research; removed Epic, Research-Programs.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:28 PM · Research
leila created T174834: Document the research on article expansion recommendations.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:28 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings.

@DarTar I'll need some engineering resources for this task and I know it's a hard one, hence my question. How do you recommend I proceed? I need someone to start working on this task very soon, so we have the system ready for the last week of September or the first week of October. I can start pitching it to a few people outside of the team with the hope for mercy. ;)

Fri, Sep 1, 10:16 PM · Research
leila removed a project from T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:14 PM · Research
leila moved T174737: Build a prediction model to predict section ranks within category from Staged to In Progress on the Research board.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:38 PM · Research
leila added a project to T174736: Submit abstract and paper for The Web Conference 2018: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:29 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila added a project to T174738: Make a tool to test the quality of section recommendations: Research-2017-18-Q1.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:28 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila added a project to T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:28 PM · Research
leila added a project to T174741: Write and submit the workshop proposal for The Web Conference 2018: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:28 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila added a project to T174743: Call for papers for Wiki Workshop 2018: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:28 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila added a project to T174744: Invite reviewers to review workshop submissions: Research-2017-18-Q2.
Fri, Sep 1, 5:27 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research

Thu, Aug 31

leila edited projects for T174744: Invite reviewers to review workshop submissions, added: Research; removed Research-Programs, Epic.
Thu, Aug 31, 11:10 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila created T174744: Invite reviewers to review workshop submissions.
Thu, Aug 31, 11:09 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila created T174743: Call for papers for Wiki Workshop 2018.
Thu, Aug 31, 11:08 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila created T174741: Write and submit the workshop proposal for The Web Conference 2018.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:55 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila created T174739: Make a tool to test section recommendations in editathon settings.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:50 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T174738: Make a tool to test the quality of section recommendations.

Michele Catasta built this tool and we tested in in Wikimania. The tool lived at http://40.118.110.204/ I'm checking with Michele to see if we can keep it up, or get some screenshots of it, at the very least. (Michele is not on phab, so I assigned this task to myself, which is not correct.:)

Thu, Aug 31, 10:45 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila created T174738: Make a tool to test the quality of section recommendations.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:44 PM · Research-2017-18-Q1, Research
leila edited projects for T174737: Build a prediction model to predict section ranks within category, added: Research; removed Epic, Research-Programs.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:37 PM · Research
leila created T174737: Build a prediction model to predict section ranks within category.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:37 PM · Research
leila created T174736: Submit abstract and paper for The Web Conference 2018.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:35 PM · Research-2017-18-Q2, Research
leila closed T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018 as Resolved.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:27 PM · Research
leila closed T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018, a subtask of T171224: [Objective 9.1.1] Article expansion recommendations, as Resolved.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:27 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila added a comment to T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018.

We did skip submitting the full paper as we needed more time to tighten the research and paper. Next target is The Web Conference 2018, formerly known as WWW2018.

Thu, Aug 31, 10:27 PM · Research
leila updated the task description for T171224: [Objective 9.1.1] Article expansion recommendations.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:26 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated subscribers of T171224: [Objective 9.1.1] Article expansion recommendations.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:25 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated subscribers of T171227: [Objective 9.1.4] API and GapFinder prototyping and testing.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:23 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila placed T171227: [Objective 9.1.4] API and GapFinder prototyping and testing up for grabs.
Thu, Aug 31, 10:23 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila edited projects for T146070: Review progress of dumps rewrite, added: Research-Backlog; removed Research.
Thu, Aug 31, 9:47 PM · Research-Backlog
leila added a comment to T146070: Review progress of dumps rewrite.

@ArielGlenn thanks for the update. I marked the task as Stalled. We can turn it back to Open whenever the status changes. Please do feel free to change the status whenever.

Thu, Aug 31, 9:47 PM · Research-Backlog
leila changed the status of T146070: Review progress of dumps rewrite from Open to Stalled.
Thu, Aug 31, 9:46 PM · Research-Backlog
leila closed T168700: Off-boarding a collaborator as Declined.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:53 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T168700: Off-boarding a collaborator.

This task really never happened this way: the MOU expired eventually. Declining this task.

Thu, Aug 31, 5:53 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T170992: Provide feedback on landing page research projects.

update: I'm waiting for instructions on what's needed from me. This task is going to stay in blocked until the instructions are in. :)

Thu, Aug 31, 5:52 PM · Research
leila closed T171854: Clean up home directory in stat1005 as Resolved.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:51 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T171854: Clean up home directory in stat1005.

{{done}}

Thu, Aug 31, 5:51 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T166190: Research proposal for anti-harassment research with Jigsaw.

Assigning this to DarTar as the PoC. :) Feel free to reassign as you see fit.

Thu, Aug 31, 5:48 PM · Anti-Harassment, Epic, Research
leila assigned T166190: Research proposal for anti-harassment research with Jigsaw to DarTar.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:48 PM · Anti-Harassment, Epic, Research
leila closed T161550: Leila to review https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Recommendation_API as Declined.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:47 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T161550: Leila to review https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Recommendation_API.

This is not relevant now. Declining.

Thu, Aug 31, 5:47 PM · Research
leila edited projects for T151243: Top 500K ranked link recommendation for wp, added: Research-Backlog; removed Research.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:47 PM · Research-Backlog
leila closed T151098: Provide feedback to the proposal: Empowering Civility in the Wikipedia Community as Declined.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:46 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T151098: Provide feedback to the proposal: Empowering Civility in the Wikipedia Community.

This unfortunately never happened and it's too late now. Declining it.

Thu, Aug 31, 5:46 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T146070: Review progress of dumps rewrite.

@Halfak @ArielGlenn can you give an update on the status of this task, if you know more? Should we still keep it?

Thu, Aug 31, 5:46 PM · Research-Backlog
leila edited projects for T132933: Set up rsync to sync daily recommendations in Tool Labs with stat1002, added: Research-Backlog; removed Research.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:44 PM · Research-Backlog
leila edited projects for T132932: Two Oozie jobs for anchor extration and daily link count extraction, added: Research-Backlog; removed Research.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:44 PM · Research-Backlog
leila edited projects for T123950: Document best practices for A/B testing, added: Research-Backlog; removed Research.
Thu, Aug 31, 5:43 PM · Research-Backlog, Documentation, Research-consulting
leila added a comment to T123950: Document best practices for A/B testing.

@Halfak I'll move this to backlog. Please feel free to move it around as needed, or decline it if you see you won't be doing it. :)

Thu, Aug 31, 5:43 PM · Research-Backlog, Documentation, Research-consulting

Wed, Aug 30

leila added a comment to T171229: [Objective 9.2.2] Personalized recommendations.

@jmatazzoni I've updated this task based on the discussions we had today. I added some more details in the description. By September 8, I need to propose the goals for this objective that need to get done in Q2 on our end and for that, I need your input. :)

Wed, Aug 30, 11:33 PM · Epic, Research-Programs
leila updated the task description for T171229: [Objective 9.2.2] Personalized recommendations.
Wed, Aug 30, 11:20 PM · Epic, Research-Programs

Tue, Aug 29

leila added a comment to T163251: Communicate dropping IE8-on-XP support (a security change) to affected editors and other community members.

Thanks for reporting. We've looked into it and got a native speaker of Arabic to point out what needs to be fixed.

Tue, Aug 29, 5:50 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017), Operations, Traffic

Mon, Aug 28

leila added a comment to T172112: Add QuickSurvey schemas to EventLogging white-list.

Thanks @mforns.

Mon, Aug 28, 10:02 PM · Research, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban
leila added a comment to T163251: Communicate dropping IE8-on-XP support (a security change) to affected editors and other community members.

I see that the Arabic text in the banner is broken. I'm looking at this page. This should not go like this to Arabic speakers. :) Can someone look into it? (I don't know Arabic fluently, but I know enough to be able to explain to whoever picks this up what's wrong in the text.)

Mon, Aug 28, 5:48 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017), Operations, Traffic

Aug 16 2017

leila added a project to T172112: Add QuickSurvey schemas to EventLogging white-list: Research.
Aug 16 2017, 9:04 PM · Research, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban
leila added a comment to T172112: Add QuickSurvey schemas to EventLogging white-list.

@mforns:
re QuickSurveyResponses: is event_surveySessionToken the exact same value as in QuickSurveyInitiation? If yes, it's fine to drop userAgent from QuickSurveyResponses (note that in my previous note I suggest we keep hashed userAgent in Initiation table). event_pageid and event_pageTitle are both key for the analysis (it's important to know on which page the survey was shown). I don't mind losing this data for the 2016 survey, but it's too early to purge it for the 2017 survey. For the 2017 survey, I feel much more comfortable dropping the data in December 2017, after we get to do full analysis and hear extensive feedback. Again, I'm open to brainstorming to find other solutions.

Aug 16 2017, 9:04 PM · Research, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban
leila added a comment to T172112: Add QuickSurvey schemas to EventLogging white-list.

@mforns:
re QuickSurveyInitiation: dropping clientIp (which is hashed) and userAgent for the survey we ran towards the end of June 2017 is too risky from the analysis pov and at this point. We will need at least another month of analysis before being able to clear this data for purging, to make sure everything is correctly linked. I'm assuming this is not a problem given that the data will still be kept under 90 days.

Aug 16 2017, 8:57 PM · Research, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban

Aug 14 2017

leila moved T172716: Prepare the talk for Wikimania from Time Sensitive to Done (current quarter) on the Research board.
Aug 14 2017, 3:18 AM · Research
leila added a comment to T172716: Prepare the talk for Wikimania.

@DarTar Uploading before the talk didn't work, but I uploaded my slides at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Characterizing_Wikipedia_Reader_Behaviour/Robustness_across_languages#Presentations . video will be added as soon as it's uploaded.

Aug 14 2017, 3:17 AM · Research

Aug 9 2017

leila updated the task description for T172891: Access for new Research Scientist: Diego Saez.
Aug 9 2017, 2:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Ops-Access-Requests, Research
leila created T172891: Access for new Research Scientist: Diego Saez.
Aug 9 2017, 2:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Ops-Access-Requests, Research

Aug 8 2017

leila added a comment to T171635: Prototype new models to facilitate sockpuppet detection.

Srijan says:
"I am already working with Tilen, a visiting PhD student (just like I once myself was :)), on an algorithm to identify bad users in any platform, including Wikipedia. Initial experiments show that the algorithm performs well, also on a Wikipedia vandal identification dataset. The idea is to use it to find any type of bad user, including sockpuppets. I will send you some slides tomorrow so that you get a high level overview.
The plan is get the basic framework of the algorithm done before Tilen leaves, which is in late Sept, and then tune it specifically for Wikipedia after that."

Aug 8 2017, 3:49 PM · Anti-Harassment, Research-2017-18-Q2, artificial-intelligence, Research
leila created T172796: Create a research page for this project in meta.
Aug 8 2017, 3:47 PM · artificial-intelligence, Epic, Research
leila created T172795: Document the procedure and workflow for sockpuppet detection.
Aug 8 2017, 3:46 PM · artificial-intelligence, Epic, Research
leila added a comment to T172112: Add QuickSurvey schemas to EventLogging white-list.

@mforns I'm looking into the detail of this data and will get back to you soon. (I need to check with Florian who works with this data to make sure we don't remove something that he needs, and he's on vacation for three weeks. I'll try to reach out to him but this may be delayed. if this can't wait for a few weeks, please let me know and I'll make a decision without Florian's input.)

Aug 8 2017, 3:11 PM · Research, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban
leila added a comment to T171635: Prototype new models to facilitate sockpuppet detection.

Summary of results from the meeting: there's generally support for this research. Next steps:

Aug 8 2017, 1:01 AM · Anti-Harassment, Research-2017-18-Q2, artificial-intelligence, Research

Aug 7 2017

leila added a comment to T171001: Research Showcase August 2017.

per IRC discussion, assigned Host status to Jonathan. ;)

Aug 7 2017, 9:35 PM · Research-outreach, Research
leila updated the task description for T171001: Research Showcase August 2017.
Aug 7 2017, 9:35 PM · Research-outreach, Research
leila updated the task description for T171001: Research Showcase August 2017.
Aug 7 2017, 9:32 PM · Research-outreach, Research
leila added a comment to T171001: Research Showcase August 2017.

great. thanks @Capt_Swing .

Aug 7 2017, 9:31 PM · Research-outreach, Research
leila moved T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018 from Time Sensitive to Done (current quarter) on the Research board.
Aug 7 2017, 6:27 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018.

We submitted the abstract, we will probably skip submitting the actual paper on 2017-08-12 as we have found a couple of new directions to expand the work for The Web Conference (WWW) instead.

Aug 7 2017, 6:22 PM · Research
leila created T172716: Prepare the talk for Wikimania.
Aug 7 2017, 6:12 PM · Research
leila renamed T172587: Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018 from Submit a proposal for WSDM 2018 to Submit an abstract for WSDM 2018.
Aug 7 2017, 6:11 PM · Research
leila added a comment to T170877: Recommendation API public end points.

@mobrovac thanks for looking into this with us. Your recommendation looks good to me. And I'm fine with replacing "create" with "creation" per GWicke's last comment. On our end, and as far as I can see, that doesn't create a limitation, and if it makes things more consistent on your end, let's go with it. I'd wait for @schana and @DarTar to chime in as well, just to make sure everyone is on board. Thanks.

Aug 7 2017, 4:54 PM · Services (doing), RESTBase, User-mobrovac, RESTBase-API, Recommendation-API