Friday, February 19, 2021 - by Bryan Burtner

LTI Interim Director Jamie Callan is among the inaugural inductees to the ACM SIGIR Academy.

The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) announced recently that Language Technologies Institute Interim Director and Professor Jamie Callan is one of the inaugural inductees into its new ACM SIGIR Academy.  The ACM SIGIR Academy honors and recognizes individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (IR).  Inductees to the SIGIR Academy are the principal leaders in IR, whose efforts have shaped the discipline and/or industry through significant research, innovation, and/or service.

Callan, who assumed the role of Interim Director in February of 2020, is also the former director of the LTI's Master of Intelligent Information Systems program. He is also a past Treasurer and past Chair of SIGIR, the international professional society for Information Retrieval research, a co-founding Editor-in-Chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval, and a past Editor-in-Chief of ACM's Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS).

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