Stephen Cronen-Townsend

  • Program Years: 1991-1995
  • Academic Institution: Cornell University
  • Field of Study: Computational Materials Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Carol Nichols
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (1993)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Computational Materials Physics, Cornell University, 1996
    B.A. Math and Physics, Northwestern University, 1989

Current Status

  • Status: Acquia Dev Cloud Support Specialist, Client Advisory Team at Acquia
  • Research Area: Computational Materials Physics


Cronen-Townsend, S., Zhou, Y. and Croft, W.B., "A Framework for Selective Query Expansion," Proceedings of CIKM 2004, Washington, DC, November 8-13, 2004, p. 236-7. (poster paper, full version is CIIR Technical Report IR-338, "A Language Modeling Framework for Selective Query Expansion.")

Cronen-Townsend, S., Corrada-Emmanuel, A. and Croft, W. B., "Predicting Question Effectiveness" CIIR Technical Report IR-282 (2003).

Cronen-Townsend, S., Zhou, Y. and Croft, W.B., "Predicting Query Performance," Proceedings of SIGIR 2002, Tampere, Finland, August 11-15, 2002, pp. 299-306.

Cronen-Townsend, S. and Croft, W.B., "Quantifying Query Ambiguity," Proceedings of HLT 2002, San Diego, CA, March 24-27, 2002, pp. 94-98.

"Structural Modeling of Amorphous Carbon, and Grain Growth in Thin and Bubble-Fence-Delineated Films" (thesis)


EskoArtwork 2007 Team Achievement Award given to the ArtiosCAD Development Team (6 members) for "Outstanding Achievement and Dedication."