CIIR authors among top five at SIGIR 2018; papers chosen for awards


In addition to being among the top five producers of publications at SIGIR 2018, CIIR authors produced a paper that received the Best Short Paper Award and another named Test of Time Honorable Mention. The ACM SIGIR Best Short Paper, "Cross Domain Regularization for Neural Ranking Models using Adversarial Learning," was co-authored by CIIR Doctoral student Daniel Cohen and Distinguished Emeritus Professor Bruce Croft along with Microsoft's Bhaskar Mitra and Katja Hofmann.

A paper presented at SIGIR 2006, "LDA-based document models for ad-hoc retrieval," by Xing Wei (CIIR alum, Ph.D. '07) and Bruce Croft, was selected for the SIGIR 2018 Test of Time Award Honorable Mention.

The 2018 ACM SIGIR Conference paper statistics show that CIIR authors are among the top producers of publications accepted at the conference held in Michigan in July 2018.

Distinguished Professor Bruce Croft, CIIR Director, is #1 on the list of authors for all papers accepted at the conference and the #1 author of full papers.

Among the list of top authors of all SIGIR 2018 papers, which includes full papers, short papers, and demos, Croft is #1 with 10 papers accepted. Hamed Zamani, a current CIIR Ph.D. student, is ranked #6 with 5 papers accepted. Jiafeng Guo of Tsinghua University, former visiting faculty at the CIIR, is ranked #3 for both full papers and all papers at SIGIR 2018.

Among organizations, the CIIR is tied for second in the list of the top five institutes with the highest number of publications at SIGIR 2018 for both full papers and for all papers. The top five institutes includes Microsoft at #1 with 15 papers, UMass Amherst/CIIR and Chinese Academy of Sciences tied for #2 with 13 papers each, Tsinghua University #4 with 12 papers, and RMIT, a current collaborator with the CIIR on a number of research projects, #5 with eight papers. The CIIR is also #2 for the highest number of full papers.

More on the SIGIR 2018 statistics.