Professor Yiming Yang is second LTI faculty member inducted
LTI Professor Yiming Yang has been inducted into the 2023 class of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Academy, it was announced this week. The Academy, inaugurated in 2021, was established by SIGIR to "honor and recognize individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (IR)," and emphasizes research impact, innovations and service, and influence on the work of others.
Yang, an LTI faculty member since 1996 and full professor since 2003, has focused her work on a number of subjects within the IR field, including statistical learning methods and algorithms applied to very-large-scale text categorization, web-mining for concept graph discovery, and novelty-based information retrieval.
Yang is the second LTI faculty member to be inducted into the SIGIR Academy, following Professor Jamie Callan's induction into the Academy's inaugural class in 2021.