CIIR Researchers Honored at ICTIR 2019

At the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2019) held in Santa Clara, CA in October, CIIR researchers received a best full paper award and a best short paper honorable mention.

CIIR doctoral student Daniel Cohen (above left), along with co-authors Scott Jordan (CICS Autonomous Learning Lab) and CIIR Director Bruce Croft, received the Best Full Paper Award for their paper, "Learning a Better Negative Sampling Policy with Deep Neural Networks for Search."

Also, at ICTIR 2019, CIIR doctoral student Helia Hashemi (above right) and co-authors Hamed Zamani (PhD. '19) and Bruce Croft received the Best Short Paper Honorable Mention for their paper, "Performance Prediction for Non-Factoid Question Answering."