Location: Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Date: 10-12 September 2009

Invited Speaker

Prof. Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.


Peter Bruza is a Professor of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology. Before this appointment he was a project leader in the Enterprise Distributed Systems Technology centre - an applied research centre involving both universities and industry partners. There he was chief scientist behind interactive query reformulation technology, which was successfully commercialized and deployed in numerous government departments in Australia and overseas, including the, U.S. Patents Office.

Peter Bruza's current research revolves around the question of how to develop technology which can genuinely process meanings in relation to our everyday information processing. This research is cross-disciplinary, spanning the fields of information retrieval, computational linguistics, applied cognition, logic and even quantum mechanics.