Information Retrieval & Crowdsourcing Lab, University of Texas at Austin
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Information Retrieval & Crowdsourcing Lab  ·  UT Austin

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Hook 'em, Horns!

Main Lab: (512) 232-1189 · Director's Office: (512) 471-9350
1616 Guadalupe Ste 5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213
Campus box: D8600
Room: UTA 5.520 · 5th floor map

RESEARCH: Mission & Overview · Publications · Datasets & Software · December 2013 News Blurb

Area: Crowdsourcing & Human Computation for Information Retrieval (IR)
Meme Browser (ACM Hypertext, 2012) · paper · video · Amazon award
Videos Featured
SQUARE: open source benchmark for consensus methods for human computation
Past work
Data-Intensive Computing with MapReduce @ UT Austin: website · news story · launch announcement
REACTION: Retrieval, Extraction and Aggregation Computing Technology for Integrating and Organizing News

LAB DIRECTOR: Matthew Lease


Venketaram Ramachandran, Department of Computer Science
Hyunjoon Jung (Google Scholar), School of Information
An Thanh Nguyen, Department of Computer Science
Ivan Oropeza, Department of Computer Science
Haofeng Zhou, School of Information



What's it like to be in an Information School? See Wobbrock et al.'s short manifesto
1-page UT Austin iSchool Factsheet

Prospective visiting scholars: apply here
Prospective graduate students: Graduate Study in IR at UT Austin
Current MSIS students

Undergraduates: inquire regarding research opportunities or visit EUREKA!. Independent course credit is possible (e.g., in computer science). Undergraduates have co-authored research papers with us in the past. Also see the CNS page on Undergraduate Research.

High School Students: apply for UT's Summer Research Academy