Peter Ingwersen

Peter Ingwersen

Professor emeritus


Peter Ingwersen became Research Professor 2001 and Full professor from January 2006 in Information Retrieval. He is Affiliate Professor (Docent) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland, from 1997 and 2004-08 member of the Executive Board of the Nordic Research School in LIS (NORSLIS), sponsored by NORDFORSK. 
D. Ph., h.c. from Tampere University, May 2010. Professor Emeritus from August 2010. Professor II at Oslo University College, Norway, November 2010-13. Chair of Excellence, University Carlos III Madrid, Spain, November 2011 - June 2012. Dr. Ph., h.c. from Åbo Academy University, May 2014 and from University Carlos III, Madrid, Spanien, January 2015.

Research expertise:
He has carried out experimental research on cognitive aspects of task-based user-system interaction and served in several Esprit projects as expert consultant to the EU Commission. He participated in the three-year ESPRIT Long Term Research Workshop: MIRA on multimedia IR and evaluation. From 1996-2000 he was leading partner of the Centre for Informetric Studies. Lately, he headed the TAPIR research group at the Royal School of LIS on text accessibility in interactive Information Retrieval as well as continuing the study of scientific communication patterns through citation analyses. He organized the 1992 ACM-SIGIR Conference in Denmark and has served as PC Chair twice. He is among the initiators of the CoLIS and IIIX Conferences. 

Reseach Awards:

2016    ASIS&T Award of Merit, in recognition of his contributions to Information Science and his
             international mentorship over four decades.

2015    Tony Kent Strix Award in recognition of his major and sustained contributions to the field of
            information retrieval

2009    ASIST LA Chapter CISTA Award for continuos Contributions to Information Science and
            Technology
2007    ASIST Outstanding Teacher Award, for his international syllabus innovations and teaching 
            skills in Information Science. 
2005    Derek de Solla Price Medal for his research in Scientometrics and Webometrics.
2005    Thomson Award of excellence in Denmark, being the internationally most highly cited
            Danish researcher in the social sciences.
2003    ASIST Research Award for his work on cognitive perspectives of Information
            Retrieval.
1994    ASIS, New Jersey Chapter Distinguish Lectureship Award.
1993    Jason Farradane Award (UK) for his contributions to Information Science.

Specially invited lectures 

2010    Searada Ranganathan Endowment Lectures, December 2010, National
             Centre for Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
2009    Lazarow Memorial Lecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Sponsored by Thomson-
             Reuters & Eugene Garfield Foundation  
2002    Lazarow Memorial Lecture, The Information school, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 
             sponsored by Thomson-Scientific
1992    Anne V. Marinelli Lecture Series, Texas Woman's University, Denton, USA


Publications He has published several books, among which two have received much international recognition: The Turn: Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context, co-authored by Kalervo Järvelin; Springer, 2005, and Information Retrieval Interaction, Taylor Graham, 1992 (now freely downloadable), and more than 70 journal articles and conference papers, in addition to editing work, for which he has received more than 1,400 citations excl. self-citations in Web of Science (h-index = 18). He is member of several editorial boards of internationally reputed journals of the fields of IR and Information Science.

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