Research

Research Interests

Interactive Information retrieval (IIR), Collaborative IR, Community-based QA, Adaptive IR, Multimodal User Interaction & Interface Design, IR Test Collections, Interactive Query Re/formulation, Concept Hierarchies, Geographic IR.

Research Grants

2016-2017: MSR Core 12, sponsored by Microsoft Research Asia. PI.

2014-2017: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Co-PI.

2012-2014: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). PI.

2012: Travel Support of Research Exchange Program with the University of Sheffield, sponsored by the University of Tsukuba. PI.

2011-2013: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Co-PI.

2011-2012: MSR Core 7, sponsored by Microsoft Research Asia. PI.

2010-2011: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). PI.

2010: Travel Support of Research Exchange Program with the University of Sheffield, sponsored by the University of Tsukuba. PI.

Previous Research Experiences

December 2006 to September 2009: Research associate (Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow) [Project: MIAUCE funded under EC Sixth Framework Program (Contract ref: IST-033715)]

August 2005 to November 2006: Research associate (Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow) [Project: Adaptive Search Models for Information Retrieval funded by EPSRC (Grant ref: EP/C004108/1)]

March 2003 to June 2005: Research associate (Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield) [Project: SPIRIT funded under EC Fifth Framework Program (Contract ref: IST-2001-35047)]

May 2000 to February 2003: Research associate (Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield) [Project: CiQuest funded by Library and Information Commission (Grant ref: RE/090)]