Steering Committee

Steering Committee Members

Term durations included in parentheses. Typically, three new members join committee each year. Members usually serve three-year term.

  • Chirag Shah, University of Washington, USA (Chair) (2018-2021)
  • Martin Halvey, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK (Vice Chair) (2019-2022)
  • Rob Capra, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (Past Chair) (2016-2020)
  • David Elsweiler, Universität Regensburg, Germany (2020-2023)
  • Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (SIGIR Representative)
  • Vanessa Murdock, Amazon, USA (2020-2023)
  • Vivien Petras, Humbolt University, Germany (2018-2021)
  • Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia, Canada (2020-2023)
  • Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan, USA (2018-2021)
  • Dan Russell, Google, USA (2017-2021)
  • Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham, UK (2018-2021)

Past Steering Committee Members

  • Nick Belkin, Rutgers University, USA (2014 - 2017)
  • Ryen White, Microsoft Research, USA (2014-2017)
  • Peter Ingwersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-2017)
  • Marti Hearst, University of California at Berkeley, USA (2014-2017)
  • Nils Pharo, Oslo Metro. Univ. (2017-2020)
  • Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK (2014-2016)
  • Katriina Byström, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway & University of Borås, Sweden (2015-2018)
  • Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (2015-2018)
  • Catherine Smith, Kent State University, USA (2015-2018)
  • Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada (2016-2019)