W. Bruce Croft

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W. Bruce Croft is a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst whose work focuses on information retrieval.[1] He is the founder of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval and served as the editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Information Systems from 1995 to 2002. He was also a member of the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board from 2000 to 2003.


Croft earned a bachelor's degree with honors in 1973 and a master's degree in computer science in 1974 from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He earned his Ph.D in computer science from the University of Cambridge in 1979 and joined the University of Massachusetts, Amherst faculty later that year.

Honors and awards[edit]

Croft was elected an ACM Fellow in 1997. He received the American Society for Information Science and Technology Research Award in 2000, the Gerard Salton Award in 2003, and the Tony Kent Strix award in 2013.


  1. ^ Croft, W. Bruce. "Biography" (PDF). Retrieved November 4, 2009. 

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