Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom. The University groups 11 faculties containing 106 specialist departments between them.
The Department of Computing Science at Glasgow University is one of the foremost in the UK, and houses the Information Retrieval Group as one of its 7 research laboratories.
The Information Retrieval Group is involved in many projects at UK, EU and international levels and is recognized as a major player in information retrieval. Research interests include information access and accessibility, event detection and summarisation; interactive and context sensitive image retrieval; adaptive retrieval; implicit feedback mechanisms; multi-modal interfaces; adaptive web search techniques; high performance search system; link analysis; XML retrieval and evaluation; aggregated web search retrieval; bridging the digital divide; probabilistic language models and quantum information models.