Short Bio: Hinrich Schütze is best known for co-authoring the standard reference book on statistical natural language processing (http://nlp.stanford.edu/fsnlp/) (Google Scholar lists more than 4,700 citations of this book). His new book "Introduction to Information Retrieval" (http://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/information-retrieval-book.html) (co-authored with Chris Manning and Prabhakar Raghavan) was published in 2008 and has already been adopted by many IR courses throughout the world. Dr. Schütze obtained his PhD from Stanford University and has worked for a number of Silican Valley companies, including two large search engines and several text mining startups. He is currently Chair of Theoretical Computational Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart (www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~schuetze/).