Projects per year
I am currently Chancellor's Fellow / Associate Professor within the Departement of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, where I lead the Interactive Information Retrieval group. I work on:
- modeling information access and retrieval problems to understand how and why people search for information,
- developing formal models to improve information access systems,
- and study how such information systems shape and influence our lives.
This brings in a wide range of research including theoretical research on the design and modeling of information access systems, empirical lab-based research, simulation of user interaction and the development of suitable methods for evaluating information access and retrieval systems.
Currently, I am particularly interested in describing, predicting and explaining the interaction between users and systems using theory from economics and cognitive science. Often this requires large-scale simulations of the interactions between users and systems and the mining of query and interactions logs to formulate statistical and functional relationships between interaction, performance and effort. Also, I am working towards relating how the cognitive load, physical effort, and temporal costs affect the interaction of users and the performance that they achieve through search systems.
Doctor of Science, University of Paisley
1 Jan 2002 → 24 Dec 2005
Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow1 Jan 2017 → …
Adjunct. Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology1 Oct 2016 → …
1/11/19 → 31/10/23
1/04/19 → 31/03/22
Research Output per year
Reflecting upon perceptual speed tests in information retrieval: limitations, challenges, and recommendationsFoulds, O., Azzopardi, L. & Halvey, M., 27 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book