Women in IR was co-founded by Laura Dietz and Shiri Dori-Hacohen in 2015.
The group is currently headed by Nazli Goharian.
Meet the women behind Women in IR!

WIR Organizing Committee

Nazli Goharian
Georgetown University

Faegheh Hasibi
Radboud University

Maria Maistro
University of Copenhagen

Suzan Verberne
Leiden University

Co-chair (2019 - Present)

Nazli Goharian
Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Associate Director, Information Retrieval Lab

Co-chair (2021)

Hannah Bast
Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg
Head, Chair of Algorithms and Data Structures

Co-chair (2019 - 2020)

Suzan Verberne
Associate Professor, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Group Leader, Text Mining and Retrieval Leiden

Co-founder & Co-organizer (2015 - 2018)

Laura Dietz
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of New Hampshire

Co-founder & Co-organizer (2015 - 2016)

Shiri Dori-Hacohen
CEO & Technical co-founder

Webmaster (2020 - Present)

Sudeshna Das
PhD candidate in Language Technology
IIT Kharagpur

Past Volunteers

Myung-ha Jang
PhD Candidate
CIIR, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Elinor Brondwine
MSc Student