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.
Edward Fox's Timeline
Editor, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc. Series on Multimedia Information and Systems
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Executive director, founder, and later also chairman of the board, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Co-editor-in-chief, ACM Journal of Education Resources In Computing (JERIC)
Editorial board, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
Editorial board, International Journal on Digital Libraries
Chairman, IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries
Member, Advisory Group for Programs on Digital Repositories and on Digital Asset Management and Preservation (for JISC)
Member, Computational and Informational Sciences Directorate Review Committee, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Editorial board, ACM J. Computers and Cultural Heritage
Program chair, Information Retrieval track, ACM CIKM
Editorial board, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
Member, Computer Research Association Board
Editor, ACM Book Series section on Information Retrieval and Digital
Editorial board, PeerJ Computer Science