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

LAB DIRECTOR: Matthew Lease


Edward Banner (UT homepage), 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


RESEARCH: Mission & Overview · Publications · Datasets & Software

Area: Crowdsourcing & Human Computation for Information Retrieval (IR)
Meme Browser (ACM Hypertext, 2012)


iSchool News Blurb on the lab (December 31, 2013)

SQUARE 1.0 released: open source benchmark for consensus methods for human computation (August 30, 2013)
Organized NIST Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) 2011-2013 Crowdsourcing Track
Organized HCOMP 2013 Workshop: CrowdScale: see call for position papers & shared task challenge


What's it like to be in an Information School? See Wobbrock et al.'s short manifesto

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