Day 1


Professor Mark Sanderson

ECP Director - Information & Systems (Engineering)

Mark Sanderson is a researcher in information retrieval (IR) (e.g. web search engines). He is particularly interested in evaluation of search engines, but also works in geographic search, cross language IR, summarisation, image retrieval by captions and word sense ambiguity.

Mark currently leads the IR research group at RMIT, which is made up of eight faculty staff, four post docs, and over twenty PhD students. In the last five years, the group has received over $3m in grant income including three ARC Linkage grants, a DECRA, and three Discoveries. Under Mark’s leadership, the group has also received one Yahoo! and four Google grants.

Mark is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on the Web and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval and a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo.

Mark’s personal research activities will be hosted by the School of Engineering.