Winner of the 2014 Award, Dr Susan T Dumais is a Distinguished Scientist and Deputy Managing Director as well as Manager of the Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA 98052 USA.
The First Tony Kent Strix Annual Lecture took place in London at the beginning of November, 2015. The programme for the afternoon was as follows:
13:30 - Registration
14:00 - Chair's Welcome and Introduction
14:05 - Brief Introduction to Tony Kent's Life and Work (Doug Veal)
14:15 - Remembering Futures Past, Tony Kent and the Lost Vision of a Boolean Universe - Talk & Demonstration of Strix Information Retrieval Package (Jan Wyllie)
15:15 - Tea
15.45 - The 2015 Tony Kent Strix Annual Lecture: Understanding and Improving Search using Large-Scale Behavioural Data - Dr Susan T Dumais of Microsoft Research
16:30 - Questions and Discussion
17:00 - Meeting closes
More information about the award and the 2014 winner can be found on the 2014 Award Page.