CIIR Researchers receive Best Paper Awards at ACM SIGIR 2022

At the 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2022), CIIR researchers Bruce Croft, Hamed Zamani, and Hansi Zeng received awards for papers that they co-authored.

The SIGIR 2022 Best Short Paper Award was presented to Hansi Zeng (CIIR doctoral student), Hamed Zamani (CIIR Associate Director and CICS Assistant Professor), and Vishwa Vinay (Adobe Research India) for their paper "Curriculum Learning for Dense Retrieval Distillation."

The SIGIR 2022 Best Paper Award was presented to Valeriia Bolotova (RMIT), Vladislav Blinov (Ural Federal University), Falk Scholer (RMIT), Bruce Croft (CIIR former Director and Distinguished Professor Emeritus), and Mark Sanderson (RMIT; former CIIR researcher) for "A non-factoid question answering taxonomy."

While attending SIGIR 2022, CIIR current and former researchers gathered for a photo. Left to right: Fernando Diaz, Jamie Callan, Mark Sanderson, Shiri Dori-Hacohen, Hamed Zamani, Helia Hashemi, Negin Rahimi, Christos Samarinas, Youngwoo Kim, and Jeff Dalton.