Ounis, Iadh

Name Affiliation Country
Iadh Ounis School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)  United Kingdom
 Iadh Ounis is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). He has been an active researcher in large-scale text retrieval and mining for 20 years, working on search applications from billions of web documents to voluminous social media and sensor network streams. He leads a team of researchers investigating new models and applications in the general field of large-scale text retrieval. Dr Ounis is the principal investigator of the open source Terrier Information Retrieval (IR) platform, widely used both in academia and industry for large-scale text mining and search applications. He led many international IR projects and initiatives (e.g. the TREC Blog and Microblog track initiatives), chaired a number of major information retrieval-related events (e.g. CIKM 2011), and is on all program committees of major IR conferences and related events. Over the years, he has supervised numerous PhD students and postdoctoral research assistants on the general topic of large-scale information retrieval, and has authored over 150 refereed articles and publications.