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The WUME Laboratory

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Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation Lab

The WUME Lab houses a research group dedicated to studying search, mining and structure of the web of relationships and other information contained within human-created networks such as the WWW, social networks and citation networks. We are particularly interested in web search, link analysis models, spam for search engines (and other networks), and models of trust and authority. Although not our focus at present, we also have long-standing interests in infrastructure, architecture, measurement, mobility, and evaluation for the Internet and peer-to-peer networks. It is directed by Prof. Brian D. Davison and is a part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University.

The latest news from the WUME Lab:

9 December 2014Prof. Davison was recognized as an outstanding reviewer for WSDM 2015.
20 August 2014Zaihan presented our paper on Recommendation in Academia: A Joint Multi-Relational Model at ASONAM 2014 in Beijing, China.
6 July 2014Prof. Davison has agreed to serve as co-chair of the Web Mining Track at WWW 2015 next May in Florence, Italy.
25 February 2014Dawei Yin presented our papers on Exploiting Contextual Factors for Click Modeling in Sponsored Search and Estimating Ad Group Performance in Sponsored Search at WSDM 2014 in New York City.
21 February 2014Zaihan Yang successfully defended her dissertation entitled Mining and Analyzing the Academic Network
6 March 2014Prof. Davison has agreed to serve as co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium at SIGIR 2015 next August in Santiago, Chile.
25 January 2014Prof. Davison has agreed to serve as an IR Area Chair for CIKM 2014 this November in Shanghai, China.
18 October 2013Prof. Davison has agreed to serve as an Area Chair for SIGIR 2014 this July in Gold Coast, Australia.
9 September 2013Prof. Davison started his sabbatical at Facebook as a visiting professor in Menlo Park, CA.
27 August 2013Zaihan Yang presented our paper on Academic Network Analysis: A Joint Topic Modeling Approach at ASONAM 2013 in Niagara Falls.
18 August 2013Prof. Davison has agreed to serve on the Senior PC for AAAI 2014 in Quebec, Canada.
24 July 2013Dawei Yin successfully defended his dissertation entitled Prediction and Recommendation in Online Media
20 May 2013Congratulations to Liangjie and Na, who officially graduated with their PhDs, and to Jen with her MS degree! Best wishes at Yahoo! Labs and at Google!

Last modified: Tue Jan 6 22:34:49 EST 2015