Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones obtained a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol in 1989 and a PhD examining the Application of Linguistic Models in Continuous Speech Recognition in 1994 from the same institution. From 1993-96 he was a member of the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group, Department of Engineering and Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working as a Research Associate on the Video Mail Retrieval using Voice (VMR) project. From 1996-2003 he was a Lecturer in Media Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Exeter. From 1997-98 he was a Toshiba Fellow and engineer at the Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Centre in Kawasaki, Japan. In 2002 he was a Visiting Scientist to the Informedia project at Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and a JSPS Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Informatics, Toyko, Japan. In 2014 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge In 2003 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at Dublin City University, and promoted to Professor (Associate Professor) in 2015.


My research interests focus primarily on information processing issues in human-computer interaction. Most of my work can be classifed under the following headings:

I have authored and co-authored more than 250 research publications and given a number of presentations describing this work.

Many of my recent publications are available from the DCU DORAS Open Archive.

My Google Scholar Citations and DBLP entries.

Research Groups

I am a member of these Research Centres: Centre for Digital Video Processing, National Centre for Language Technology.


I am a Principal Investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT Centre


Current Projects
ADAPT Centre

Previous Projects
Information Retrieval for Mixed-Media Collections
EI MediAssist
Landmark Generation from SenseCam Images
FP6 K-Space
FP6 MultiMatch
FP6 Tripod
FP6 PetaMedia
FP7 Khresmoi

NEW! multimedia access benchmarking initiative

MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative to promote research and innovation on multimodel approaches to multimedia access and retrieval. We aim to focus on novel and innovative tasks integrating various combinations of speech, language, social and visual features. MediaEval builds on work initiated wthin the CLEF workshop series.

Information Retrieval Summer School

In September 2005 at DCU we hosted the ESSIR 2005: European Summer School in Information Retrieval


I am on the programme committee of the following events in 2018:


Editorial Board Member, Information Retrieval
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction


In the academic year 2017/2018 I am teaching the following modules:

Professor Gareth Jones
School of Computing, Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5559 Fax: +353 (0)1 7005442
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