Evangelos Kanoulas is an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. His expertise lies in the fields of information retrieval and text mining, with specializations in experimental design, evaluation methodology, and statistical analysis. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam he was a postdoctoral research scientist in Google. In 2010 Dr. Kanoulas was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship to explore the efficient and effective training and evaluation of information retrieval systems, as a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Sheffield, UK. Evangelos has extensively published his work in top-tier conferences in the field, including SIGIR, CIKM, ECIR, and VLDB. He has written over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, which have received over a 1000 citations to this date. He has served as a program chair for the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF) in 2014, and Information Retrieval Facility Conference (IRFC) in 2013. Since 2007 together with others he has proposed and organized numerous search benchmark exercises under the umbrella of the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), funded by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, all of which led to large-scale testing collections to foster research and development in information retrieval. Since 2014 he is a member of the steering committee of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF), the European counterpart of TREC

Lecture: Experimental design for collection-based comparative evaluation of search engines