Susan Dumais won the Salton award

Susan DumaisSue Dumais won the Salton award, and gave a terrific keynote talk at the SIGIR Conference in Boston entitled “An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Information Retrieval”. Susan was awarded for “nearly thirty years of significant, sustained, and continuing contributions to research, for exceptional mentorship, and for leadership in bridging the fields of information retrieval and human computer interaction. Her contributions to both the theoretical development and practical implementations of Latent Semantic Indexing, question-answering, desktop search, combining search and navigation, and incorporating the user and their context, have all substantially advanced and enriched the field of Information Retrieval.”

More info at ACM SIGIR.