Organizers

Conference Chairs

Chirag Shah is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University. He has been actively engaged in research involving interactive IR and HCI for the last several years, specifically focusing on collaborative IR and social search.


Nick Belkin is a Distinguished Professor of Information Science at the School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University.


Program Chairs

Katriina Bystrom is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway.


Jeremy Pickens is a senior applied research scientist at Catalyst. He is a leading information retrieval scientist who specializes in collaborative exploratory search.


Falk Scholer is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.


Short Papers Chairs

Soo Young Rieh is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She directs the Master of Science in Information (MSI) Program and leads the Information Behavior and Interactions (IBI) Research Group.


Preben Hansen is an Associate Professor in human-computer interaction and information seeking in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences’ unit of Interaction Design and Design for Learning at Stockholm University. Hansen also heads the Design and Collaborative Technologies Group and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Demo Chair

Rebecca Reynolds is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She is interested in group-based e-learning and game design.


Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Jacek Gwizdka is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin. He is interested in cognitive and affecting phenomena in human information interaction, and he co-runs the Information eXperience Lab.


Vivek Singh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, where he directs the Behavioral Informatics Lab.


Workshops and Tutorials Chair

Xiaojun Yuan is an Assistant Professor in the Information Science Department of SUNY Albany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Proceedings Chair

Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.


Sponsorship Chair

Fernando Diaz is a Senior Research at Microsoft and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University. Currently, he also serves as a Visiting Researcher at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.


Publicity Chair

Anita Crescenzi is a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Treasurer

Michael Cole is a Research Scientist at LexisNexis who focuses on designing adaptable information systems.


Local Organizing Chair

Kaitlin Costello is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Communication at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on information seeking behavior related to health.


Student Volunteer Chairs

Sunyoung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.


Matt Mitsui is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, currently researching user search behavior and query recommendation.