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Andrew MacFarlane

City University London

Andy is a Reader in Information Retrieval at City University. He got his PhD in Information Science from the same Department under the supervision of Prof Robertson and Prof J.A. McCann (now at Imperial College London). His research interests currently focus on a number of areas including disabilities and Information Retrieval (dyslexia in particular), Artificial Intelligence techniques for Information Retrieval and Filtering, and Open Source Software Developement. He is a member of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group and is a long-standing member of that SG as well as a past chair. He is the principal investigator for a project funded by the TSB entitled "PhotoBrief" and is also a co-investigator for the SocialSensor project.