Gareth Jones, Co-Principal Investigator, Theme Leader "Search and Discovery", DCU
Gareth Jones holds B.Eng and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol, U.K. He has previously been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, U.K., and was a Toshiba Fellow at the Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Center in Kawasaki, Japan. Prior to joining DCU he was a Lecturer at the University of Exeter, U.K. He has previously held positions as a Visiting Scientist to the Informedia project at Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and a JSPS Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. He joined DCU as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at Dublin City University in 2003. His research focuses on information retrieval and access technologies including multilingual, multimedia and mobile applications. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed international research papers, including receiving Best Paper Awards from ACM SIGIR and ACM Multimedia. Within CNGL he coordinates research activities in information retrieval within the Digital Content Management (DCM) research track. He has been active member in IR benchmarking activities for a number of years principally at the EU Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) since its foundation in 2000, and in 2010 is co-organiser of the MediaEval 2010 multimedia benchmarking workshop. He has served on the PC on all the major major conferences in information retrieval, and is IR track for ACM CIKM, will be co-PC chair for ECIR 2011 and co-chair of ACM SIGIR 2013, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Retrieval.