Eugene Agichtein
Associate Professor
Sloan Research Fellow

I lead the Emory Intelligent Information Access Lab (IRLab). We work on information retrieval and text and data mining, developing techniques for mining online user behavior and interactions in web search and online social networks, large-scale content analysis and information extraction, and on applications of these techniques to medical informatics.

PhD students
Zihao Wang
PhD student, 2016-
Ali Ahmadvand
PhD student, 2016-
Payam Karisani
PhD student, 2016-
Sergey Volokhin
PhD student, 2017-

I am a second-year Computer Science PhD student working with Dr. Eugene Agichtein. My research interests are in conversational recommender systems, information retrieval, and machine learning. Before starting my PhD, I received B.S. in Mathematics at Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

Harshita Sahijwani
PhD student, 2017-

I am a third-year Computer Science PhD student. My research interests include conversational search, personalized recommender systems, and knowledge graphs.

Sarah Fillwock
PhD student, 2018-

I am a second-year PhD student in Computer Science. My research interests are in natural language processing, especially in the context of conversational systems, information retrieval, and information extraction. Before coming to Emory University, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Language and Interaction Lab at Michigan State University.

Masters Student
Jason Choi
Masters student, 2018-

I am a second-year M.S. student in computer science (data & ML track).

Visiting Scholar
Alexandra Vtyurina(Sasha)
Visiting Research Scholar, 2016-
Previous members
Denis Savenkov
PhD student, 2011-2017

I got my bachelor and masters degree from Tula state university, Russia. After graduation I moved to Moscow and finished Yandex school of Data analysis. I worked in Yandex for three years focusing on the query-biased document summarization problem (machine learning, quality measures).

Liquan Bai
Masters student, 2016-2018
Qiaoling Liu
PhD student, 2009 – 2014

My research interests include information retrieval, data mining, and semantic web. Currently, I am working on improving users’ information seeking with Web Search and Community-based Question Answering, in particular by helping users generate and search high-quality CQA content.

Yu Wang
PhD student, 2009-2014

My research interests include Information Retrieval and Machine Learning. I am a member of the Data Management Group, and my advisor is Dr. Eugene Agichtein. I received my B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in China, 2009.

Dmitry Lagun
PhD student, 2009 – 2014

First position: Research Scientist at Google

Qi Guo
PhD student, 2007-2012

First position: Applied Research Scientist at Microsoft Bing

Alex Kotov
Postdoc Researcher, 2011-2013

First position: Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

Nikita Zhiltsov
Fulbright Scholar, 2012-2013

Research Fellow, Kazan State University, Russia

David Fink
Undergraduate student

Noah Adler
Undergraduate student