Formal models of Information Retrieval; in particular I am interested in
models of search, information seeking and interactions
semantic models of search
exploiting word embeddings in Information Retrieval
evaluation of Information Retrieval (including task-based evaluation)
Medical/Health Information Retrieval; in particular I am interested in
retrieval models & strategies for consumers searching the web for health advise
retrieval models & strategies for cohort identification for clinical trials
retrieval models & strategies for clinical decision support and evidence-based medicine
retrieval models & strategies for automatic systematic review
health search evaluation
If you are a QUT student, or a prospective one, and you are interested to work with me as part of your studies, you can find student projects for PhD, Master, Honours and courseworks here. I also welcome international higher education students wanting to do a research visit and collaborating on ideas within my research interests.
PhD Scholarship Available
One PhD scholarship (with possible top-up) available for students interested in developing search and text mining methods to make the process of creating systematic reviews automatic ...
On the IELab GitHub space you can find a tool to compute understandability-biased evaluation for Information Retrieval. For now, the tool computes RBP and different version of uRBP as defined in our MedIR 2014 and ECIR 2016 papers. Check it out!