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Research Areas
Big Data Intelligence & Data Science (data management, data mining, natural language processing, applied machine learning, and their applications in computational journalism)
Research Topics
Data-driven fact-checking, exceptional fact finding, fake-news detection, usability challenges in querying and exploring graph data, and knowledge databases.
Building large-scale human-assisting and human-assisted data and information systems with high usability, low cost and applications for social good.
Chengkai Li
Current Students
Ph.D. : Farahnaz Akrami, Fatma Arslan, Josue Caraballo, Jacob Devasier, Israa Jaradat, Damian Jimenez, Nasim Shirvani Mahdavi, Samiul Saeef, Xiao Shi, Theodora Toutountzi, Zeyu Zhang
M.S. : Sumeet Lubal, Daniel Obembe, Chaowei Wang
B.S. : Kyrell Dixon, Nuh Yusuf Ertuna Paras Pathak, Shivangi Vyas
Misinformation, Computational Fact-Checking and Credible Web
  • Athene: Credible Open Knowledge Network
  • ClaimBuster: end-to-end fact-checking demo, API, Slackbot video 1 video 2
  • ClaimPortal: integrated monitoring, searching, checking, and analytics of factual claims on twitter demo video
Exceptional Fact Finding
  • FactWatcher: monitoring of facts from real-world events demo video
  • Maverick: discovering exceptional facts from knowledge graphs demo talk video video
Graph4U: Tackling Usability Challenges in Querying and Exploring Entity Graphs

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