Hamed Zamani Joins CICS/CIIR Faculty

Hamed Zamani (Ph.D. 2019) joins the CIIR at UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) as tenure track Assistant Professor in Computer Science in Fall 2020. Assistant Professor Zamani comes to the CIIR from Microsoft where he was a Researcher. His research interests include information retrieval, recommender systems, and machine learning. Zamani, a former doctoral student in the CIIR, received the 2019 CICS Outstanding Dissertation Award, Search & AI Award sponsored by Microsoft Research, and the CICS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. From 2017-2019, he was the ACM SIGIR Student Liaison representing North and South Americas.