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Nicholas J. Belkin

Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University
School of Communication and Information

Contact Information:
184 College Avenue, Room 202
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
+1 848 932 7608
Office Hours, 2017 :
By appointment
Courses Taught
220 Retrieving and Evaluating Electronic Information
510 Introduction to Human Information Behavior
513 Foundations of Informatics and Design
551 Information Retrieval
601 Communication and Information Processes
610 Seminar in Information Studies
612 Human Information Behavior
614 Information Retrieval Theory
617 Experiment and Evaluation in Information Systems

Here’s a link to a list of my publications: publications-08-2016

Here’s a link to a list of my presentations: presentations-08-2016

Research in Progress / Recent Research Projects:

Characterizing and Evaluating Whole Session Interactive Information Retrieval, with co-PI Chirag Shah. 09.2014 – 08.2017. Funded by NSF CISE/III. You can find a brief project description here: iir-abstract. The project web page is here: iir-project.

Automatic identification of information searcher intentions during an information seeking session, with co-PI Chirag Shah. 08.2013 -12.2014. Funded by a Google Faculty Research Award. You can find a brief project description here: google-abstract

Here’s a link to a list of all my externally funded research grants and contracts: grants-02-2015

Other Research Interests:

Human interaction with information
Human-computer interaction in information systems
Interactive information retrieval
Personalization of information retrieval
Evaluation of whole session information retrieval


B.A. Russian Language and Literature University of Washington, Seattle
M.L.S. Librarianship University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. Information Studies University of London, U.K.

Significant Professional and/or University Affiliations:

Member of the Steering Committee for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR)

For a painfully detailed curriculum vitae click here: cv-08-2016


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