University of Sheffield

Prof. Paul Clough

Paul Clough is Professor in Information Retrieval at the Information School, University of Sheffield. He received a B.Eng. (hons) degree in Computer Science from the University of York in 1998 and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 2002. Prior to joining Sheffield he worked for British Telecommunications Plc. His research interests mainly revolve around developing technologies to assist people with accessing and managing information. In particular, Paul has published work in the areas of multilingual information retrieval, information access to digital cultural heritage, evaluation of search systems, geographical information retrieval, text-based image retrieval, plagiarism detection, text re-use, and search analytics. Paul was Scientific Director for the FP7 EU-funded Personalised Access to Cultural Heritage Spaces (PATHS) and a Google Faculty Research Award investigating patterns of users’ search behavior in query logs. Paul is co-author of a book on multilingual information retrieval and has over 120 peer-reviewed publications. He is head of the Sheffield IR Group and Programme Coordinator the MSc Data Science programme.

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