Bruce Croft
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W. Bruce Croft is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which he joined in 1979. In 1992, he founded the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR), which combines basic research with technology transfer to a variety of government and industry partners. Dr. Croft was Chair of the department from 2001-2007.

He received the B.Sc.(Honors) degree in 1973, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1974 from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His Ph.D. in Computer Science was from the University of Cambridge, England in 1979.

His research interests are in many areas of information retrieval, including retrieval models, representation, Web search, query processing, cross-lingual retrieval, and search architectures. He has published more than 200 articles on these and other subjects, has served on numerous program committees, and has been involved in the organization of many workshops and conferences.

Dr. Croft was a member of the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, 2000-2003, and Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 1995-2002. Dr. Croft was elected a Fellow of ACM in 1997, received the Research Award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology in 2000, and received the Gerard Salton Award from the ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) in 2003.


flag Finding Text Reuse on the Web
as author at  Second ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - WSDM 2009,
together with: Michael Bendersky,
flag Analysis of Long Queries in a Large Scale Search Log
as author at  Workshop on Web Search Click Data ,
together with: Michael Bendersky,
flag Unsolved Problems in Search (and how we might approac them)
as author at  ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Napa Valley 2008,