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, two conferences on digital libraries.

In 2017 he was named a Fellow of each of IEEE and ACM, for leadership and contributions in 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 137 research grants/contracts. He has taught over 87 tutorials and has given 68 keynote/distinguished/ international invited talks. He has (co-) authored 19 books; 136 journal/magazine articles; 49 book chapters; 245 refereed conference/workshop papers; 78 posters; and over 160 other publications/reports, and has given more than 350 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
Research Areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • iconHealth Informatics
  • iconNatural Language Processing
  • iconNetwork Science
  • iconNeuroscience
  • iconSustainability
Phone: 540-231-5113
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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: 2013

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2014

Editorial board, PeerJ Computer Science

Year: 2015

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2016

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2017

Fellow, ACM and Fellow, IEEE

Year: 2017

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2018

Program Co-Chair, ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2018)

Year: 2018

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2019

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop

Year: 2020

Inaugural inductee ACM SIGIR Academy

Year: 2020

Co-Chair, Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop