Monica Lestari Paramita

I am a member of the Information Retrieval (IR) group at the University of Sheffield.

I am currently working as a research associate for the Europeana DSI-2 project, whose aim is to connect the online collections of Europe's cultural heritage institutions. My task is to create a framework to evaluate the Europeana search portal and its components, specifically in supporting search and exploratory tasks carried out by the users.

I am also currently pursuing a part-time PhD in which I investigate the use of language-independent methods to measure cross-lingual similarity within Wikipedia.

Work Experience

2016-current Research Associate in the Europeana DSI-2 project

2014-2016 Research Associate in the SENSEI project

2012-2014 Research Associate in the TaaS project

2010-2012 Research Associate in the ACCURAT project

2008-2010 Research Intern in the Information Retrieval (IR) Group, University of Sheffield

2009 Organiser of ImageCLEF Photo Retrieval Task

2006-2007 Research Assistant in the Information Retrieval (IR) Group, University of Indonesia


2010-current PhD in Information Management, Information School, University of Sheffield

Supervised by Prof. Paul Clough and Prof. Robert Gaizauskas.

2007-2008 MSc in Information Management, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield

Dissertation: "Implementation of Spatial Diversity Factor in Retrieving Geographically Distributed Result in a Context-Based Image Search Engine", supervised by Prof. Mark Sanderson.

2002-2006 BSc in Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia

Dissertation: "Geographic Information Retrieval for Indonesian Documents", supervised by Dr. Mirna Adriani.