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Associate Professor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. Teaching Professional activities Steering committee of the ACM SIGIR ICTIR conference; served as a chair in 2014-2015. Editorial boards: Journal of Information Retrieval, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Information Processing and Management Journal (2014-2015). Senior program committee member/area chair: SIGIR 2011-2016; CIKM 2009-2013, 2015-2016; WWW 2016; ECIR 2016; AIRS 2015. Co-chair for the doctoral consortium of WSDM 2014. Program co-chair for the 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR), 2013. Program co-chair for the 20th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE), 2013. Program committee member: SIGIR 2007-2016, WSDM 2010-2016, WWW 2009-2016, ECIR 2012-2016, CIKM 2009-2013, 2015, ACL 2013, NAACL-HLT 2013, KDD 2010,2013, OAIR 2013, AIRS 2012, EMNLP-CoNLL 2012, EACL 2012, IJCAI 2011, ACL-HLT 2011, ACL 2010, NAACL-HLT 2010, EMNLP 2010. Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Journal of Information Retrieval, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Artificial Intelligence Journal, Journal of Information Processing and Management, IEEE Transcations on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, ACM transactions on Asian Language Information Processing, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Knowledge and Information Systems Journal, Information Processing Letters, Cognitive Science Journal. Tutorials Oren Kurland. The cluster hypothesis in information retrieval. ECIR 2014. pdf Oren Kurland. The cluster hypothesis in information retrieval. SIGIR 2013. pdf Donald Metzler and Oren Kurland. Experimental methods for information retrieval. SIGIR 2012. pdf David Carmel and Oren Kurland. Query performance prediction for IR. SIGIR 2012. pdf Publications Supporting Human Answers for Advice-Seeking Questions in CQA Sites. Liora Braunstain, Oren Kurland, David Carmel, Idan Szpektor and Anna Shtok. In proceedings of ECIR 2016. (To appear) Query performance prediction using reference lists. Anna Shtok, Oren Kurland and David Carmel. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS). (To appear) The Probablity Ranking Principle is not Optimal in Adversarial Settings. Ran Ben Basat, Moshe Tennenholtz and Oren Kurland. In proceedings of ACM SIGIR ICTIR, 2015. pdf Learning Asymmetric Co-Relevance. Fiana Raiber, Oren Kurland, Filip Radlinski and Milad Shokouhi. In proceedings of ACM SIGIR ICTIR, 2015. pdf Query-Performance Prediction: Setting the Expectations Straight. Fiana Raiber and Oren Kurland. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 13--22, 2014. pdf Utilizing Relevance Feedback in Fusion-Based Retrieval. Ella Rabinovich, Ofri Rom, Oren Kurland. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 313--322, 2014. pdf The Search Duel: A Response to a Strong Ranker. Peter Izsak, Fiana Raiber, Oren Kurland and Moshe Tennenholtz. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 919--922, 2014. (Short paper) pdf Query Performance Prediction for Entity Retrieval. Hadas Raviv, Oren Kurland and David Carmel. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 1099--1102, 2014. (Short paper) pdf The Correlation between Cluster Hypothesis Tests and the Effectiveness of Cluster-Based Retrieval. Fiana Raiber and Oren Kurland. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 1155-1158, 2014. (Short paper) pdf Wikipedia-Based Query Performance Prediction. Gilad Katz, Anna Shtok, Oren Kurland, Bracha Shapira, Lior Rokach. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 1235--1238, 2014. (Short paper) pdf Using the Cross-Entropy Method to Re-Rank Search Results. Haggai Roitman, Shay Hummel and Oren Kurland. In proceedings of SIGIR, pp 839--842, 2014. (Short paper) pdf