CIIR student, Hamed Zamani, named a SIGIR Student Liaison

CIIR doctoral student, Hamed Zamani, was chosen as one of six ACM SIGIR Student Liaisons. Laura Deitz, the ACM SIGIR Student Affairs Chair, announced the students on July 26, 2017. The students were chosen from regions across the world and will be formally introduced during the SIGIR 2017 conference being held in Tokyo in August. According to Dr. Dietz, "the goal is to make sure SIGIR students have the best network for their future career, by better engaging with the IR student community through student representatives. The liaisons will seek to support students by organizing social events at conferences, helping students network and gathering feedback through student specific forums to aid the SIGIR community as a whole." Hamed is one of two students who will represent the Americas & Australia. The students can be followed on Twitter at: