Curriculum Vitae in pdf
I'm currently a PhD candidate studying at Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR),
in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
I'm supervised by Professor W. Bruce Croft.
I'm interested in the problems related to effectively processing of
complex retrieval models. Particularly, I'm interested in improving
the efficiency and throughput of long and complex queries.
I'm also interested in the problems related to the effective distribution
of search engine functions across clusters of computers. This involves large
scale indexing and efficient distributed retrieval.
I've been working recently on a new open-source search engine Galago, it is hosted in the Lemur Project.
Galago is designed to be distributable, scalable and extensible.
2012 Samuel Huston, J. Shane Culpepper, and W. Bruce Croft Sketch-based Indexing of n-words. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). Maui, Hawaii, 2012
2012 Cartwright, M. A., Huston, S., and Feild, H. “Galago: A Modular Distributed Processing and Retrieval System,” in Proceedings of SIGIR 2012 Workshop on Open Source Information Retrieval, 2012.
2012 Balasubramanian, A., Balasubramanian, N, Huston, S., Metzler, D., and Wetherall, D. J. “FindAll: A Local Search Engine for Mobile Phones,” in Proceedings of ACM CoNext, 2012.
- 2011 Samuel Huston, Alistair Moffat, W. Bruce Croft,
Efficient Indexing of Repeated n-Grams. Proceedings of the Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Hong Kong, China, 2011
- 2010 Xiaobing Xue, Samuel Huston, W. Bruce Croft,
Improving Verbose Queries using Subset Distribution.
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). Toronto, Canada, 2010
- 2010 Samuel Huston, W. Bruce Croft,
Evaluating Verbose Query Processing Techniques.
Proceedings of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010
- 2008 Samuel Huston, Jakob Puchinger, Peter Stuckey
The Core Concept for 0/1 Integer Programming.
Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology. Vol 77: Theory of Computing, CATS 2008, Wollongong, Austrlia, 2008