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Ophir Frieder
Lab director
Scalable information processing systems, Information retieval, Communications Technology
Nazli Goharian
Associate lab director
Information retieval, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Social Media Analysis
David Grossman
Associate lab director
Information Retrieval, Integrating Structured and Unstructured Data, Data Mining
Ph.D. Students
Arman Cohan
NLP applications in Healthcare, Text summarization, Citation text analysis
Luca Soldaini
Medical and health-related Information Retrieval and NLP
Sean MacAvaney
Neural Information Retrieval, Information Extraction
Eugene Yang
Total-Recall Information Retrieval, Systematic Review, E-Discovery
Masters and Undergradate students
  • Ziling Fan – Masters
    Graduated Spring 2018 (Doctoral supervisor: Luca Soldaini)
  • Meng Han – Masters
    Spring 2018 (Doctoral supervisors: Luca Soldaini & Arman Cohan)
  • Tim Walsh – Masters
    Spring 2018 (Doctoral supervisors: Luca Soldaini & Arman Cohan)
  • Sydney Young – Undergradate
    graduated Spring 2016 (Doctoral supervisor: Arman Cohan)
  • Kevin Meurer – Undergradate
    graduated Spring 2016 (Doctoral supervisor: Arman Cohan)
  • William Edman – Undergradate
    graduated Spring 2016 (Doctoral supervisor: Luca Soldaini)
  • Jonah Joselow – Undergradate – CS Tropaia Award; graduated Spring 2015 (Doctoral supervisor: Andrew Yates)
Ph.D. Alumni
  • Andrew Yates, 2016
    "Identifying Real World Concepts in Social Media."
    Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Jason Soo, 2016
    "Search in Adverse Environments."
  • Jon Parker, 2016
    "Effective and Efficient Binarization of Degraded Document Images."
  • Saket Mengle, 2010
    "Categorizing Text and Detecting Passages and Category Relationships."
  • Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, 2010.
    "Computational Models for Historical Document Image Enhancement."
    Missouri State University
  • Linh Nguyen, 2009
    "Improving the Accuracy and Efficiency of Result Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks."
    Orbitz, MAANA
  • Jinho Lee, 2005
    "MIRE: A Multidimensional Information Retrieval Engine for Structured Data and Text."
  • Dongmei Jia, 2008
    "Improving Search Quality in Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Systems."
  • Jay Urbain, 2008
    "Multievidentiary Models for Genomics Search."
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Rebecca Cathey, 2007
    "On Scalable Search."
    BAE Systems
  • Eric Jensen, 2006
    "Repeatable Evaluation of Information Retrieval Effectiveness in Dynamic Environments."
    Summize, Twitter, Pushed
  • Steven Beitzel, 2006
    "On Understanding and Classifying Web Queries."
    Telcordia Technologies / Vencore Lab
  • S. Kagan Agun, 2004
    "Hardware Assisted Pruned Inverted Index Component Design and Implementation."
  • Mohammed Aljlayl, 2002
    "On Arabic Search: The Effectiveness of Monolingual and Bidirectional Information Retrieval."
    Saudi Telecom
  • Salim Mounir Alaoui, 2002
    "On the Clustering, Fusion, and Balanced Distribution of Data for Information Retrieval." France Telecom
  • Abdur Chowdhury, 2001
    "On the Design of Reliable and Efficient Information Servers"
    AOL, Summize,Twitter, Pushed
  • M. Catherine McCabe, 2000
    "Information Extraction and Fusion for Information Retrieval Effectiveness."
  • Kenneth Alford, 2000
    "Parallel Information Retrieval and Visualization on Large, Unstructured Document Collections Using Web Link Information."
    Brigham Young University
  • Nicole Melander, 1999
    "Multiple Document Summarization for Written Argumentative Discourse."
    Oracle, Microsoft, Civitas Learning Inc.
  • Richard James, 1998
    "Performance Considerations for Information Filtering Systems Using Database."
  • Brian Willard, 1998
    "Large Scale Information Retrieval Systems: Resolving Memory Leaks in Non-Cooperative Server Applications."
  • Carol Lundquist, 1997
    " Relational Information Retrieval: Using Relevance Feedback and Parallelism to Improve Accuracy and Performance."
  • Alaa Sheta, 1997
    " Identification and Control of Dynamical Systems Using Genetic Algorithms."
  • Sorin G. Nastea, 1996
    "Parallel Solutions for Sparse Matrix Computations."
  • Anthony Ruocco, 1996
    "Parallel Clustering and Classification of Monolithic and Non-Monolithic Document Bases."
  • David Grossman, 1995
    "Integrating Structured Data and Text: A Relational Approach."
  • Tieng K. Yap, 1995
    "High Performance Computing in Genetics."
  • W. Addison Woods, 1995
    "Data Organization, Scheduling, and Presentation in Parallel Information Retrieval Architectures."
  • Kyeongmo S. Park, 1994
    "Parallel Heuristic Approaches to Multiprocessor Data Allocation."
  • Fotios N. Barlos, 1993
    "DOME: Dynamic Optimization on Multiprocessor Engines - A Statistical Approach."