• 2020 - Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Principal Research Manager at Microsoft AI Research in Redmond, USA 
  • 2019 - Chirag Shah, Associate Professor in the Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington
  • 2018 - Krisztian Balog, Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway
  • 2017 - Fernando Diaz, Director of Research at Spotify
  • 2016 - Jaime Teevan, Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
  • 2015 - Jordan Boyd-Graber, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department University of Colorado, USA
  • 2015 - Emine Yilmaz, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science University College London, UK
  • 2014 - Ryen White, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
  • 2013 - Eugene Agichtein, Associate Professor Mathematics and Computer Science Department Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  • 2012 - Diane Kelly, Associate Professor University of North Carolina, NC, USA
  • 2011 - No award
  • 2010 - Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Senior Research Scientist and Manager of the NLP & IR Group of Yahoo! Research, California, USA
  • 2009 - Mirella Lapata, Reader (Assoc Prof) School of Informatics University of Edinburgh