I'm a retired (as of 16 March 2018) Information Retrieval researcher based in Canberra, Australia. Most recently I was an Applied Researcher in the Bing (Microsoft) team.
I was a member of the editorial board for the Information Retrieval journal (IRJ) for all of its first 20 volumes. I hold an honorary professorship in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University and an honorary fellowship in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.
From 2008 to 2013 I worked at the Funnelback enterprise search company in the role of Chief Scientist.
Between 1998 and 2008 I was a research scientist at CSIRO.
From 1996 to 2003 I was a
coordinator of VLC and Web tracks in the
annual Text Retrieval Conference
(TREC). The activities of these tracks are summarised in
I love the game of Ultimate (yes, with a flying disk AKA frisbee) but haven't had the chance to play for a while. In recent years I've become fond of cycling and intend to do more of it in my retirement.
I am very pleased that Microsoft have decided to open-source two projects to which I have contributed in my recent work:
Apologies that there are no recent ones. I will try to remedy that soon.