The Innovative Database and Information Systems Research (IDIR) Lab in the CSE Department of UT Arlington conducts research in the areas of database, data mining and information retrieval. Our emphasis is on building large-scale human-assisting and human-assisted data and information systems with high usability, low cost and applications for social good. Particularly, we are working on computational journalism, crowdsourcing and human computation, database exploration by ranking (top-k), skyline and preference queries, database testing, entity search, query and exploration, query processing and optimization, usability challenges in using entity graphs, and Web data management.
The IDIR Lab is directed by Dr. Chengkai Li, an associate professor in the CSE Department of UT Arlington.
The IDIR Lab is physically at the following address:
Engineering Research Building (ERB)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
500 UTA Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76019-0015