Doug Oard


Prof Doug Oard is a Visiting Fellow at the RMIT University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Technology from the University of Maryland.

Doug Oard is a Professor at the University of Maryland, with joint appointments in the College of Information Studies (the iSchool) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He is perhaps best known for his research on Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR), but more generally one thread of his research has addressed the use of technologies such as machine translation, speech recognition, document image analysis, knowledge representation, processing mathematical notation, and social network analysis to support information access.

He also has interests in applications of information retrieval in specific settings, including archival access and the “discovery” process for exchanging evidence among parties to civil litigation.

Among his current projects are leveraging multiple sources of evidence to help people find content in archives that has not yet been described at item level or digitized, and detecting inference risks when reviewing previously restricted materials for declassification.