CIIR researchers receive ACM SIGIR 2023 Best Student Paper Award and ACM ICTIR 2023 Best Paper Honorable Mention


At the 46th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2023), co-authors Alireza Salemi (CIIR doctoral student), Juan Altmayer Pizzorno (UMass Amherst CICS doctoral student), and Hamed Zamani (CIIR Associate Director and CICS Assistant Professor) received the Best Student Award for their paper, "A Symmetric Dual Encoding Dense Retrieval Framework for Knowledge-Intensive Visual Question Answering."

At the 9th ACM SIGIR (13th overall) International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2023) held jointly with the ACM SIGIR 2023 conference, CIIR co-authors Zhiqi Huang, Shahrzad Naseri, Hamed Bonab, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar and James Allan received the ICTIR 2023 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention for their paper, "Hierarchical Transformer-based Query by Multiple Documents."