2016 Tony Kent Strix Award Winner announced

The winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award is Maristella Agosti, Professor in Computer Science at the University of Padua, Italy

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UKeiG, in association with the Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry;  the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group, is delighted to announce that this year’s winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award is Maristella Agosti , Professor in Computer Science at the University of Padua where she has worked since completing her MsC in Statistical Sciences in 1975. Since then, she has built a world-wide reputation for her work in many aspects of information retrieval and digital libraries. 

Her work ranges from original contributions to hypertext information retrieval and automatic hypertext construction to shaping experimental evaluation in the CLEF information retrieval evaluation initiative. Her work has always transferred to products and services (such as SIAR, a digital archive system accessible on the Web offering access to the historical archives of the Italian Veneto Region) and she has always played a leading role in the IR community, devoting particular attention to the transfer of knowledge and expertise to new generations of researchers. 

Further details can be found on her 2016 Tony Kent Strix Award Page (http://tinyurl.com/hr9ctev).

Professor Agosti will present the Tony Kent Strix Annual Lecture in 2017. Meanwhile there is still time to book for this year’s FREE annual lecture, which will be given by 2015 winner Peter Ingwersen  on Monday 31st October at the Geological Society in London. Book at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/uk-einformation-group/events/strix-annual-lecture. The annual lecture is sponsored by Google.