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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, web credibility, exceptional fact finding, usability challenges in querying and exploring graph data, and knowledge graphs.
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, Haiqi Zhang, Zeyu Zhang
M.S. : Mohit Jeste, Haojin Liao, Heet Madhu, Daniel Obembe, Zhengyuan Zhang
B.S. : Katherine Baumann, Paras Pathak, Dung Pham

Projects view more
Credible Open Knowledge Network (COKN) Computational Journalism Research 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 Knowledge Graphs Misinformation, Computational Fact-Checking and Credible Web

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