The Georgetown University Information Retrieval Laboratory

The IR lab was started in 1998 at IIT. The lab is now growing as part of Georgetown University's Computer Science Department.
Members of the lab graduated 12 PhD students, published more than 50 IR-related refereed papers in top conferences and journals, had 7 search-related patents issued, and placed highly in TREC many times. Students have gone on to take key leadership positions in major corporations such as BEA (now Oracle), Amazon, Orbitz, AOL, BAE, Telecordia, and co-found companies including Summize (merged with Twitter in 2008). Others have taken academic positions.
Congratulations to Arman & Luca for passing their core qualifier exams!
Congratulations Jason & Yanan for passing your area qualifiers exams!
Researchers recognized as leaders by national academy of inventors
We are looking for PhD students. If interested contact Nazli Goharian at
Eric Burger will receive the IEEE-USA Professional Achievement for Individuals Award for 2012 this August. Congratulations Eric!