Research

Database & Information Systems

Ranked number 6 in the world by US News and World Report, the Database and Information Systems Laboratory (DAIS) conducts fundamental and cutting-edge research in databases, data mining, Web mining, information retrieval, and natural language processing.

Ranked in the top programs in the world in Database and Information Systems, Illinois researchers are conducting fundamental and cutting-edge research in databases, data mining, Web mining, information retrieval, and natural language processing.


Topics

  • Data integration and schema matching
  • Exploring and integrating the deep web
  • Information security and privacy
  • Mining data streams and sequential and semi-structured data
  • OS support for storage systems
  • Text retrieval and mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Management of scientific data
  • Top-k query processing

Projects

Seminar

The Yahoo!-DAIS Seminar is held on Thursdays at 1 PM in 3403 SC. Students who take the DAIS Seminar for credit can miss up to two seminars. Speakers are announced on the DAIS mailing list (as are other items of interest to the DAIS community). It is quick and easy to subscribe to the DAIS mailing list.

Courses & Qualifying Exam

 

Lab Locations

  • 2113 Siebel Center (Data Mining & Bioinformatics)
  • 2119 Siebel Center (Databases & Information Systems)

Faculty

Jiawei Han data mining, data warehousing, database systems, information networks
Kevin C. Chang information access, data integration, ranked Query processing
ChengXiang Zhai information retrievel, NLP, bioinformatics
Marianne Winslett information security, scientific data management
Dan Roth knowledge representation, NLP, machine learning
Ouri Wolfson database systems 
Saurabh Sinha bioinformatics
Julia Hockenmaier computational linguistics, computational biology
Bryan Heidorn information extraction, human-computer information system design
Thomas Anastasio computational neuroscience
Mehdi Harandi information systems
Yi Ma high-dimensional data
Olgica Milenkovic bioinformatics
Aditya Parameswaran data management, data mining, database theory, interactive systems, crowdsourced computation
Bruce Schatz bioinformatics
Hari Sundaram social and information networks, wearable sensors, computational advertising
Sheng Zhong computational biology

 

Database & Information Systems Centers and Labs