Keith van Rijsbergen
Professor and leader of the Information Retrieval Group, in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, UK. Since about 1969 his research has been devoted to information retrieval, covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. He has specified several theoretical models for IR and seen some of them from the specification and prototype stage through to production. His current research is concerned with the design of appropriate logics to model the flow of information. He has been involved in a number of EU projects and working groups on IR, including Fermi, Miro, Mira, Idomeneus, and more recently K-space. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh, IEE, BCS, and ACM. In 1993 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal, an appointment he held until 2000. He has served as a programme committee member and editorial board member of the major IR conferences and journals. He is the author of a well-known book Information Retrieval, Butterworths, 1979. In 1999, together with Crestani and Lalmas,he published a book entitled "Information Retrieval: Uncertainty and Logics". His most recent book is The Geometry of Information Retrieval, CUP, 2004.
Andrew Zisserman is a Professor in the Department of Engineering
Science, University of Oxford, where he heads the Visual Geometry
Group. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in
theoretical physics. For the last 20 years he has carried out research
in computer vision, and has coauthored and coedited several books on
this area. The most recent, "Multiple View Geometry in Computer
Vision" (written with Richard Hartley), has now been published as a
second edition in paperback and also translated into Chinese.
Software from his research group was marketed by the spin out company
2d3 (www.2d3.com) as a camera tracker for the special effects
industry, and was awarded a Technical Emmy in 2002. His current
research interests are in recognition and retrieval.
He has been a program chair and a general chair for the IEEE
International Conference on Computer Vision, and is a fellow of the