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Bruce Croft selected for outstanding accomplishments in research award

During the UMass Amherst Faculty Convocation held in September, 2014, Distinguished Professor Bruce Croft was presented with the UMass Amherst 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity. He is one of eight nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty members presented with the 2014 award. Croft is the founding director of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR), and he recently graduated his 33rd Ph.D. student. His research interests span many areas of information retrieval (IR), including retrieval models, text representation, web search, query processing, and search architectures. Within the past year, he was honored with two lifetime achievement awards: the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award and the 2013 Tony Kent Strix Award. He has published over 250 scholarly articles, including an IR textbook, and has an h-index of 90 according to Google Scholar.

More details: http://www.umass.edu/convocation/