Rodger Benham

PhD Candidate at RMIT University
E-mail: rodger.benham /


A photo of Shane and myself at the DESIRES conference dinner in Bertinoro, Italy, taken by Bruce Croft.

I am a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at RMIT as of March 2018, under the supervision of Associate Professor J. Shane Culpepper (RMIT) and Professor Alistair Moffat (University of Melbourne). My work will aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of search engines for a variety of different use cases.

I have industry experience in full-stack cloud-based web development, desktop application, mobile and embedded device development and building virtual reality experiences. For an up-to-date curriculum vitae, please visit my LinkedIn page.

Research Interests

Human-driven Data Science and Analytics, High-Recall Retrieval, IR Evaluation, Text Indexing and Compression, Efficiency, Query Refinement.