Gareth Jones obtained a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol in 1989 and a PhD examining the Application of Linguistic Models in Continuous Speech Recognition in 1994 from the same institution. From 1993-96 he was a member of the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group, Department of Engineering and Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working as a Research Associate on the Video Mail Retrieval using Voice (VMR) project. From 1996-2003 he was a Lecturer in Media Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Exeter. From 1997-98 he was a Toshiba Fellow and engineer at the Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Centre in Kawasaki, Japan. In 2002 he was a Visiting Scientist to the Informedia project at Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and a JSPS Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Informatics, Toyko, Japan. In 2003 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at Dublin City University.
He regularly serves on the programme committees of the leading international conferences and specialist workshops in information retrieval, natural language processing and human-computer interaction. He was IR Track chair of ACM CIKM 2010, programme co-Chair of ECIR 2011 and will be general co-Chair of ACM SIGIR 2013.
Topics in information access: information retrieval, speech recognition, applied natural language processing, visual processing, multilingual information retrieval, context-aware amd mobile search, affective computing, human-computer interaction.