Dr. David E. Losada

Associate Professor, ACM Senior Member

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Research Lines

  • IR models including Language Modeling and other formal models
  • Text summarization
  • Sentence Retrieval & Novelty detection
  • Text classification
  • IR evaluation
  • Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
  • Cybercrime Detection


Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías da Información (CITIUS)

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

+34 8818 (x16451)

+34 8818 16405

Rúa de Jenaro de la Fuente Domínguez,
15782 Campus Vida Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN)

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination, Albert Einstein

David Losada's Activities

  • Keynote speaker in SEPLN 2012 and SMUC 2011.
  • Committee member and founder of Sociedad Española de Recuperación de Información.
  • Senior PC member in the BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval: ECIR 2012-2015.
  • General and Programme Committee Co-Chair of the 27th BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR-05.
  • Programme Committee Chair of the 1st Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval, CERI-2010.
  • Member of the Programme Committee of: ACM Annual Int Conf on Research and Development in Information Retrieval: SIGIR 2005-2014; European Conf. on Information Retrieval: ECIR 2002-2015; International World Wide Web Conference: WWW 2012, WWW 2013;Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval: SPIRE 2006; Symposium on Information Interaction in Context: IIiX 2008, IIix 2006; Int. Conf. on Flexible Query Answering Systems: FQAS 2006; Int. Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval: ICTIR 2011, ICTIR 2009, ICTIR 2007.
  • Area Chair for the 5th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2009.
  • Local Organization Chair of the 16th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, ILP 2006.
  • Workshop chair of the 34th BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR-2012.
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the workshops: Future Directions in Information Access (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011); ECIR workshop on Evaluating Personal Search Workshop (2011); ACM SIGIR workshop on Improving Web retrieval for non-English queries (2007); ACM SIGIR Workshops on Mathematical/Formal Methods in Information Retrieval (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005), ACM SIGIR Workshop on Semantic Web (2003 and 2004).
  • Senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR).