Jamie Callan is a Professor at the Language Technologies Institute, a graduate department in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. His research and teaching focus on text-based information retrieval.
Jamie's recent research studies advanced search engine architectures, federated search of groups of search engines, adaptive information filtering, text analysis and organization, text mining, and automatic collection of instructional materials for an intelligent reading tutor. His earlier IR research studied architectures for large-scale information retrieval and filtering systems, first generation Web-search systems, integration of text search with relational database systems, and information literacy in K-12 education. Jamie has published more than 100 research papers on these subjects.
Jamie participates regularly on the program committees of conferences such as SIGIR, CIKM, and ECIR, and has been a Program Chair of the CIKM and SIGIR conferences. He is a past Chair of SIGIR, the international professional society for Information Retrieval research.