Dr Leif Azzopardi

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am currently Chancellor's Fellow / Associate Professor within the Departement of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, where I lead the Interactive Information Retrieval group. I work on:

- modeling information access and retrieval problems to understand how and why people search for information,
- developing formal models to improve information access systems,
- and study how such information systems shape and influence our lives.

This brings in a wide range of research including theoretical research on the design and modeling of information access systems, empirical lab-based research, simulation of user interaction and the development of suitable methods for evaluating information access and retrieval systems.

Currently, I am particularly interested in describing, predicting and explaining the interaction between users and systems using theory from economics and cognitive science. Often this requires large-scale simulations of the interactions between users and systems and the mining of query and interactions logs to formulate statistical and functional relationships between interaction, performance and effort. Also, I am working towards relating how the cognitive load, physical effort, and temporal costs affect the interaction of users and the performance that they achieve through search systems.


The impact of result diversification on search behaviour and performance
Maxwell David, Azzopardi Leif, Moshfeghi Yashar
Information Retrieval Journal Vol 22, pp. 422-446 (2019)
Building economic models of human computer interaction
Azzopardi Leif, Zuccon Guido
CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2019 (2019)
Human-agent collaborations : trust in negotiating control
Daronnat Sylvain, Azzopardi Leif, Halvey Martin, Dubiel Mateusz
CHI 2019 (2019)
CLEF eHealth 2019 evaluation lab
Kelly Liadh, Goeuriot Lorraine, Suominen Hanna, Neves Mariana, Kanoulas Evangelos, Spijker Rene, Azzopardi Leif, Li Dan, Jimmy , Palotti João, Zuccon Guido
41st European Conference on Information Retrieval, pp. 1-8 (2018)
The impact of fielding on retrieval performance and bias
Wilkie Colin, Azzopardi Leif
ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2018 (2018)
Information retrieval in the workplace : a comparison of professional search practices
Russell-Rose Tony, Chamberlain Jon, Azzopardi Leif
Information Processing and Management Vol 54, pp. 1042-1057 (2018)

more publications


DoSSIER: Domain Specific Systems for Information, Extraction and Retrieval (H2020 MSCA)
Azzopardi, Leif (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Cumulative Revelations in Personal Data
Azzopardi, Leif (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2018 | Foulds, Olivia
Azzopardi, Leif (Principal Investigator) Halvey, Martin (Co-investigator) Foulds, Olivia (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
KTP - BiP Solutions Ltd
Azzopardi, Leif (Principal Investigator) Moshfeghi, Yashar (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2021
BiP Tracker - Search and Recommendation
Moshfeghi, Yashar (Principal Investigator) Azzopardi, Leif (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2018 - 07-Jan-2018

more projects


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