UBDC researchers earn Best Paper at SIGIR Conference
Best Paper for the prestigious 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval was won by Yashar Moshfeghi, Peter Triantafillou and Frank Pollick for their paper ‘Understanding Information Need: an fMRI Study’.
The study involved a unique collaboration in the College of Science and Engineering between the School of Computing Science and the School of Psychology to combine experimental techniques of brain imaging and information retrieval. This work was chosen best among a field of 341 submissions from around the world for its groundbreaking work in relating existing theories of information need to the underlying processes in the human brain.
The UBDC congratulates everyone involved, in particular the two UBDC researchers, Associate Director Peter Triantafillou and Data Scientist Yashar Moshfeghi.