Professor W Bruce Croft wins 2013 UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award

Award winner is one of the most cited researchers in information retrieval.

Professor W Bruce Croft is Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, USA.  In 1991 he created the Centre for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR).  Since then he and his students have produced more than 900 papers and the CIIR has obtained over US$35 million in research funding.

Professor Croft’s contributions to information retrieval include work in clustering, sentence retrieval, distributed search, ranking functions and retrieval models.  Croft and his research group have also developed open source search engines including Inquery, the Lemur toolkit, Indri, and Galago.

The UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award recognises outstanding contributions to the field of information retrieval.

The award presentation will take place during  Internet Librarian International 2013.  For more information on the Award, and on the winner, see the UKeiG website.