The IR Lab
The Information Retrieval Laboratory (IR Lab) was established in 2005 at the Department of Informatics, Systems, and Communication (DISCo), University of Milan-Bicocca.

The research activity undertaken by the IR Lab is aimed at defining models and techniques that improve the limitations of current systems for the Information Access. In particular, Information Retrieval and Information Filtering task are considered. The research activity undertaken by the IRLab also addresses the issues of Text Mining and Social Media Analytics.

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Gabriella Pasi
Gabriella Pasi is Full Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Informatics, Systems, and Communication (DISCo). Since March 1, 2015.

Among the topics of current research:

  • Definition of systems for contextual information access
  • Context modelling and user profiling
  • Social media analytics
  • Analysis of information diffusion on social networks

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The Information Retrieval Laboratory has been hosting several postdoc researchers, visiting Ph.D. students and visiting professors.

Current members of the lab:

  • Head of the IR Lab: Prof. Gabriella Pasi
  • Research Fellows: Dr. Marco Viviani
  • Collaborators and PhD Students: Stefania Marrara, Yashar Deldjoo, Divi Galih Prasetyo Putri

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The research activity in the IR Lab produces numerous publications of international relevance. Recently published:

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The members of the IR Lab deliver different university courses connected to their areas of expertise.

Course materials and information can be found in more detail on the dedicated page.

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The IR Lab offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis on related research topics:

  • Context and personalized search
  • Language models for IR
  • User modeling
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Recommender systems

More information and contacts can be found in the dedicated page.

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