Senior Researcher and Privatdozent, Vienna University of Technology
Allan Hanbury is Senior Researcher and Privatdozent at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He is scientific coordinator of the EU-funded KHRESMOI Integrated Project on medical and health information search and analysis, coordinator of the EU-funded VISCERAL project on evaluation of algorithms on big data, and coordinator of the CHIST-ERA project MUCKE on search in multi-modal data and social networks. He was leader of the Evaluation, Integration and Standards work package of the MUSCLE EU Network of Excellence, and has led a number of Austrian national projects. His research interests include information retrieval, multi-modal information retrieval, and the evaluation of information retrieval systems and algorithms. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in refereed journals and international conferences.
He was born in George, South Africa in 1974. He was awarded the B.Sc. degree in physics and applied mathematics in 1994, the B.Sc. (Hons) degree in physics in 1995, and the M.Sc. degree in physics in 1999, all from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Morphology in 2002 from the Mines ParisTech, France, and the Habilitation in Practical Informatics from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2008.