Eugene Agichtein

Winship Professor

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.

Eugene Agichtein

PhD Students

Sergey Volokhin

PhD Student (2017 - )

I am a 6th year PhD student. 

Research areas include: Recommender Systems, in particular Conversational Recommendations, Conversational Search. 

Chen Lin

PhD Student (2018 - )

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student. My research interests are about modeling online search trends and online search query understanding, especially for medical purposes. Our current research is about developing models using multi-modal data and developing NLP models for query search understanding.

Harshita Sahijwani

PhD Student (2017 - )

I'm a 6th-year PhD student. My research interests include conversational search, query understanding, and entity linking.

Ramraj Chandradevan

PhD Student (2019 - )

My research interests include cross-lingual and multi-lingual information retrieval, neural semantic ranking, large language modeling for IR, and multi-modality learning.

Kaustubh Dhole

PhD Student (2021 - )

I’m interested in problems which generally fall under Natural Language Generation & Information Retrieval. I graduated from BITS Pilani, India after which I worked for 6 years in the domain of Dialogue Modelling at Amelia (IPsoft). (Page: )

Previous Members

Ali Ahmadvand

PhD Student (2016 – 2021)

First position: Machine Learning Engineer at Google

Zihao Wang

PhD Student (2016 – 2021)

Jason Choi

Masters Student and Research Assistant (2017 – 2020)

First position: Applied Research Scientist at Amazon Alexa Shopping

Payam Karisani

PhD Student (2016 – 2020)

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Denis Savenkov

PhD Student (2011 – 2017)

First position: Research Scientist, Facebook

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Alexandra Vtyurina (Sasha)

Visiting Research Scholar (2016 – 2017)

Liquan Bai

Masters student (2016 – 2018)

Yu Wang

PhD student (2009 – 2014)

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Dmitry Lagun

PhD student (2009 – 2014)

First position: Research Scientist at Google

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Qi Guo

PhD student (2007 – 2012)

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Alex Kotov

Postdoc Researcher (2011 – 2013)

First position: Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

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Nikita Zhiltsov

Fulbright Scholar (2012 – 2013)

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David Fink

Undergraduate student

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Noah Adler

Undergraduate student

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