I am a Reader in the Information School (formerly the Department of Information Studies) in the Faculty of Social Science University of Sheffield, UK. I am head of the Information Retrieval (IR) Group and coordinator for a new MSc Data Science programme
I am currently Scientific Director of an EU-funded project called PATHS (Personalised Access To cultural Heritage Spaces), running an AHRC-funded project on recommender systems for WorldCat.org with OCLC Inc. and I am co-organiser of the TREC 2013 Session Track. I have also recently been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for a project about developing a taxonomy of search sessions. This was written about in our Faculty newsletter.
Teaching interests: information storage and retrieval; database design; digital multimedia, information systems and data science.
Research interests: information storage and retrieval, particularly multilingual searching of texts and images; evaluation of retrieval systems; natural language processing, text reuse and plagiarism detection.
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