[Nov 2011] Yuanhua Lv's paper on lower bounding TF normalization has received the CIKM 2011 Best Student Paper Award! The paper identified a common problem of
existing retrieval models and proposed a general way of solving the problem that can be applied to improve multiple state of the art retrieval models.
[Sept 2011] TIMan welcomes new MS student Nipun Sehrawat.
[Aug 2011] TIMan welcomes three new members: Ph.D. student
Xiaolong Wang, MS student Hyun Duk (Jason) Cho, and BS/MS student Jing Zou.
Congratulations to Yue Lu and Alex Kotov on passing their thesis defenses!
The TIMan group currently has 19 people, mostly Ph.D. students. Since the group was founded in 2002,
10 Ph.D. students, 14 M.S. students, and 5 undergraduate students have graduated and landed on jobs in both industry and academia.
We work on a wide range of research areas, including information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing, machine learning, bioinformatics, and Web information management.
Our research has been supported by various government agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, DHS, DOI, NASA, AFOSR), companies (e.g., Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, IBM), and private foundations (e.g., Alfred P. Sloan).
Group members have received many awards and honors, such as