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CIIR doctoral student, Kriste Krstovski is a member of Aegis, a four student team that was named as one of three runner-up teams in this year's Harvard President's Challenge. Harvard President Drew Faust announced the winners and runners-up during... more
CIIR doctoral student, Shiri Dori-Hacohen, came in first place at the final competition of the UMass Innovation Challenge, where the top entrepreneurship teams competed for up to $65k for their startups. Shiri spoke about commercializing research on... more
The textbook Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice by Croft, Metzler and Strohman now has over 5,000 downloads. The book is available for free download at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/irbook/. It has been edited to correct the minor errors... more
Doctoral students John Foley and Emma Strubell are the 2016 recipients of the College's Accomplishments in Search & Mining Awards, sponsored by Yahoo!.
Emma has been doing ground-breaking work in efficient machine learning for natural language... more