Xiao Fu won the Best Student Paper Award at ICTIR ’22

We are delighted to announce that Xiao won the best student paper award at at the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2022). The awarded paper, “Evaluating the Cranfield Paradigm for Conversational Search Systems,” links the scientific literature on the offline evaluation of search engines such as Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo, originally developed in the 50s by Cyril Cleverdon at the University of Cranfield to the emerging research on conversational search systems such as Alexa and Siri (aka digital assistants).

Congratulations Xiao!

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