Professor Pia Borlund

5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture


  • Gary Horrocks Editor – eLucidate


UKeiG would like to inform you that the 5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2019 is to be delivered by Professor Pia Borlund, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University and will take place on the afternoon of Friday, 29th November 2019 at The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Professor Borlund was nominated for the award by Diane H. Sonnenwald, Emerita Professor of Library & Information Studies at University College Dublin and received unanimous praise and support from the Strix judging panel. “Similar to the memorable Dr Tony Kent, the work by Borlund is original and innovative, and has had a significant impact on information retrieval (IR) research and applications. Her approaches are analytical and practical, and her devotion and dedication to users and interactive information retrieval (IIR) are outstanding. Within the IR community, Borlund is known for her innovative
contributions to IR user studies, evaluations and test design, including strong, novel methodological contributions to IIR evaluation. In particular, she is recognised for the development of her IIR evaluation model which uniquely employs simulated work task situations. Borlund developed the IIR evaluation model as a doctoral student by taking up the challenges of the calls put forward by Professor Stephen Robertson (recipient of the first Tony Kent Strix Award in 1998) and Micheline Hancock-Beaulieu, in their iconic 1992 paper on IR systems evaluation.

Keywords: Information Retrieval, Search, Tony Kent Strix, Awards