Maarten de Rijke receives the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award
Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam received the Tony Kent Strix Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of information retrieval in its widest sense. The Award was presented to him in London on Friday 20 October 2017.
Professor de Rijke is a well-known and highly respected member of the international information retrieval community having made considerable and widely recognised contributions to the field. He has an impressive and formidable high impact publications record in a range of areas including semantic search, semi-structured retrieval and social media. He has produced influential research outputs on the large-scale semantic analysis of online content and on the analysis of subjective aspects of information (sentiment, credibility, memory, reputation and experiences). His contributions to information retrieval, in particular to the fast evolving areas of computational methods for analysing, understanding and enabling effective human interaction with information sources, have been profound.
Maarten leads the Information and Language Processing Systems Group, one of the world’s leading academic research groups in information retrieval and intelligent information access, with projects on self-learning search engines, semantic search and the interface between information retrieval and artificial intelligence.
Tony Kent Strix Award
The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by The Institute of Information Scientists It is now presented by UKeiG - the UK eInformation Group in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK Chapter (ISKO UK), the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) The Award is given in recognition of Outstanding Practical Innovation or Achievement in the Field of Information
Maarten will present the Tony Kent Strix Annual Lecture in London in 2018.