Allan and Callan join Croft as inductees to the ACM SIGIR Academy

CIIR Director James Allan and former CIIR Assistant Director Jamie Callan were among five selected to the 2021 class of ACM SIGIR Academy inductees. They join former CIIR Director Bruce Croft who was selected to the ACM SIGIR Academy inaugural class in the fall of 2020.

According to SIGIR, "inductees to the SIGIR Academy are the principal leaders in IR, whose efforts have shaped the discipline and/or industry through significant research, innovation, and/or service."

James Allan, UMass Amherst CICS professor and chair of the faculty, Bruce Croft, CICS distinguished emeritus professor, and Jamie Callan, professor and interim director of the Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute and a UMass Amherst Computer Science Phd alum, will be presented with the ACM SIGIR Academy awards during the 2021 ACM SIGIR conference.