Graduate Studies in Information Retrieval & Human Computation
UT Austin INFORMATION RETRIEVAL LAB
Director: Matt Lease, School of Information (also appointed in Computer Science)
The University of Texas at Austin invites applications from talented and energetic prospective students wanting to help shape the future of research in Information Retrieval (IR), Human Computation / Crowdsourcing, and related areas. UT Austin is one of the premier research universities in the US and is located in one of the country's sunniest and most vibrant cities in which to live and work, Austin (see video).
Programs of Study
UT Austin graduate programs are highly-ranked nationally and admission is competitive (e.g., the iSchool is ranked #6 nationally with many funded research projects). UT Austin also promotes diversity in considering applicants coming from traditionally under-represented population groups, including women (cf. NCWIT). International students: see minimum test scores.
Prospective students should apply directly to (one or more of) the programs above, indicating:
Admission decisions are made by committee in each program and no promises of admission can be made in advance of application. The primary criterion for acceptance is the applicant's overall strength and ability to excel in the program as a whole as judged on the basis of standard application materials (e.g. letters of recommendation, grades, GRE scores, etc.). Each program's website details its specific application materials and admission criteria.
UT Austin's faculty regularly collaborate on research across disciplines. Regardless of the selected program of study, students will have the opportunity to work with diverse faculty across the university. Several faculty are highlighted below; visit their webpages to learn more about them and their research.
Additional UT Resources
To help facilitate top-notch research, UT Austin offers a variety of programs and resources avaiable to students across the university:
Help us shape the future of IR!
Why UT Austin? As a leading research institution in the 21st century, we are driving innovation and tomorrow's technology in IR, but we can't do it without your knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication. At UT Austin you will have the opportunity to significantly impact theory and practice in developing IR technologies, to bring your own unique ideas and perspective to bear in working with us to design the future. It's an exciting road ahead, and we look forward to having you help us chart its course! Read more about UT Austin & Life in Austin.