Last year respected Dutch scientist and Professor of Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam Maarten de Rijke had six publications accepted by SIGIR 2018, the world’s top conference in the field of information retrieval. De Rijke was a scheduled panelist and, along with with his students, was organizing a workshop and presenting a tutorial for the conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. However, because de Rijke had spoken on data science in Iran in November 2017, his US visa application was denied.https://medium.com/syncedreview/abandon-us-petition-protests-ai-conference-visa-denials-b90dd5a808c4
underprivilegednot for too long anymore. this dinosaurs will be gone soon.