James Allan receives Amazon Research Award

CIIR co-Director James Allan, CICS professor and chair of the faculty, received a 2019 Amazon Research Award for research on Explanation of Product Facets for Conversational Search. Prof. Allan will collaborate with CIIR Postdoctoral Researcher Razieh (Negin) Rahimi on the research.

According to Amazon, “the Amazon Research Awards help fund outstanding, innovative research proposals across machine learning, robotics, operations research, and more, while helping strengthen connections between Amazon research teams, academic researchers, and their affiliated institutions."

CIIR PhD alum, Jeff Dalton ('14), of the University of Glasgow, also received a 2019 Amazon Research Award for his work on "Knowledge-Grounded Conversational Product Information Seeking."

CICS article on Amazon award.