Edward Fox

Edward Fox is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He teaches courses including Information Retrieval; Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access; Digital Libraries; and Computational Linguistics. He directs Virginia Tech’s Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

He works broadly on all aspects of Information, including theory, algorithms, systems, experimental studies, Web, social networks, natural language processing, and user interaction/usability. He was chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, and earlier was chair of ACM SIGIR. He was also chair of the steering committee for JCDL and serves on the international advisory committee for ICADL.

He was named a 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Fellow for his contributions to information retrieval and digital libraries.

Virginia Tech awarded him the university’s XCaliber Award in 2016 for technology enriched learning. He has been (co-)principal investigator on 120 research grants/contracts. He has taught over 80 tutorials and has given 66 keynote/distinguished/ international invited talks. He has (co-)authored 18 books; 117 journal/magazine articles; 49 books chapters; 202 refereed conference/workshop papers; 69 posters; and over 150 other publications/ reports, and has given more than 300 additional talks.

He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from Cornell University and a B.S. from M.I.T.

Professor of Computer Science
Phone: 540-231-5113


Edward Fox's Timeline

Year: 1995

Editor, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc. Series on Multimedia Information and Systems

Year: 1995

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Year: 1996

Executive director, founder, and later also chairman of the board, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Year: 2000

Co-editor-in-chief, ACM Journal of Education Resources In Computing (JERIC)

Year: 2002

Editorial board, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)

Year: 2004

Editorial board, International Journal on Digital Libraries

Year: 2004

Chairman, IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries

Year: 2005

Member, Advisory Group for Programs on Digital Repositories and on Digital Asset Management and Preservation (for JISC)

Year: 2005

Member, Computational and Informational Sciences Directorate Review Committee, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Year: 2006

Editorial board, ACM J. Computers and Cultural Heritage

Year: 2006

Program chair, Information Retrieval track, ACM CIKM

Year: 2008

Editorial board, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

Year: 2010

Member, Computer Research Association Board

Year: 2013

Editor, ACM Book Series section on Information Retrieval and Digital

Year: 2014

Editorial board, PeerJ Computer Science