The Information Retrieval group
Faculty of Informatics
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
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The Information Retrieval Group at the Faculty of Informatics of the Università della Svizzera italiana

The Information Retrieval Group at the Faculty of Informatics of the Università della Svizzera italiana was established in 2007, when Crestani and Landoni moved to Lugano from Glasgow. The group has naturally gone through different phases and grown at some point to be more than 10 people in size. The current group members are listed in people.

The group is engaged in research in different areas of Information Retrieval, Digital Libraries and Text Mining, reflecting the interest of the group members. Research is currently funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Hasler Stiftung and the European Commission, among others. Members of the group have a long experience in participating in research projects.

The group has a strong national and international collaborations with the several universities in UK, Italy, Spain, USA and Malaysia.

People

Fabio Crestani

Academic Staff

Monica Landoni

Research Staff

Ida Mele

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anastasia Giachanou

Research Student

Mohammad Aliannejadi

Research Student

Seyed Ali Bahreinian

Research Student

Maram Barifah

Research Student

Manajit Chakraborty

Research Student

Esteban A. Ríssola

Research Student

Marco Pasch

2009-17

Morgan Harvey

2014-15

Giacomo Inches

2008-14

Luca Colombo

2010-2014

Parvaz Mahdabi

2010-14

Ilya Markov

2008-14

Andrei Rikitianskii

2013-14

Az Azrinudin Alidin

2008-13

Mostafa Keikha

2007-12

Shima Gerani

2008-2012

Mark Carman

2007-10

Robert Gwadera

2008-10

Dimitrios Rafailidis

2017

Kasturi Dewi Varathan

2016

David Losada

2015

Javier Parapar

2010

Elena Sivogolovko

2010

Daria Bogdanova

2010

Andrea Basso

2008

Research Topics

Our research work concerns with the design, implementation, and evaluation of advanced information access systems for unstructured information

Information Retrieval Models

Modelling of the uncertainty in the indexing and matching processes using formal models

Distributed Information Retrieval

Modelling resource description, resource selection and results fusion

Personalisation and contextualisation

Adaptation of retrieval models to a user task and context

Mobile Information Access

Access to information using mobile terminals and small screen devices

Text Mining

Mining heterogeneous text archives to determine opinion and trends

User interaction

Design of new models and tools for better capturing user interaction in information access tasks

Projects

SGES
GSKN
AHTOM

RelMobIR

OpiTrack

KEYSTONE

eRisk

SERI

Yahoo FREP

EU FET Recall

HASS

MUMIA

HEBE

ACAMIR

C-MS-TDT

ChatMiner

IPS

MS-TDT

OpiSoft

Puppy IR

DEDUCE

ADIR+

XMI

NEMO

SoftStat

ADIR

iMOV

PENG

REVEAL-THIS

DILIGENT

NED4PENG

Seminars

2017

Gianluca Demartini, University of Queensland, Australia, October 16th

Prof. Ernesto William de Luca, Georg-Eckert-Institute - Leibniz-Institute for international Textbook Research, Germany, June 16th

Dr. Marc Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 19th

Prof. Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, April 28th

Mr. Michele Catasta, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24th

Mr. Mostafa Dehghani, University of Amsterdam, Netherland, January 27th

2016

Mr. Mateusz Budnik, University of Grenoble-Alpes and CNRS, France, November 25th

Dr. Gianni Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy, May 9th

Dr. Krisztian Balog, University of Stavanger, Norway, April 22nd

Prof. Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, April 15th

Prof. Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy, February 5th

Dr. Mark Carman, Monash University, Australia, January 18th

2013

Dr. Mark Carman, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, December 16th

Dr. Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy, December 5th

Prof. Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, September 18th

Prof. Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, June 17th

Dr. Gianluca Demartini, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, June 10th

Dr. Gianni Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy, May 6th

Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas, Google Zurich, Switzerland, April 29th

2010

Prof. Paloma Díaz and Dr. Ignacio Aedo, Laboratorio DEI, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, October 11th

Dr. Paul Thomas, CSIRO, July 26th

Dr. Richard Bache, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, July 13th

Prof. Craig A. Knoblock, University of Southern California (USC), July 12th

Dr. Christina Lioma and Dr. Birger Larsen, June 7th

Prof. Gloria Bordogna, Senior researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and contract professor at Università di Bergamo, Italy, April 12th

Dr. Peter Mika, Yahoo Research, March 22nd

Prof. Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine, Italy, February 17th

Prof. Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere, Finland, January 25th

Contact Us

IR Group
c/o Faculty of Informatics
Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
Switzerland