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Plenary 2: Awards and keynote address by Dr. Susan Dumais
Tuesday, 27/Mar/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Lecture Theatre 1 (Diamond)
The Diamond

Session Abstract

Keynote: Susan Dumais a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, Deputy Managing Director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, and an adjunct professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was at Bell Labs, where she worked on Latent Semantic Analysis (an early word embedding technique to support concept-based retrieval), techniques for combining search and navigation, and organizational impacts of new technology. Her current research focuses on user modeling and personalization, context and search, and temporal dynamics of information. She has worked closely with several Microsoft groups (Bing, Windows Desktop Search, SharePoint, and Office Online Help) on search-related innovations. Susan has published widely in the fields of information science, human-computer interaction and cognitive science, and holds several patents on novel retrieval algorithms and interfaces. She is Past-Chair of ACM SIGIR, and serves on several editorial boards, technical program committees, and government panels. She was elected to the CHI Academy in 2005, an ACM Fellow in 2006, received the SIGIR Gerard Salton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2011, received the ACM Athena Lecturer and Tony Kent Strix Awards in 2014, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2015, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Science in 2016.

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