Howdy! Welcome to the infolab at Texas A&M University. Our research lab focuses on Web-scale information management, distributed data-intensive systems, and social computing.

Our overall research goal is to enable efficient and trustworthy information sharing and knowledge discovery over dynamic, heterogenous, and massive-scale networked information systems. From the World Wide Web to distributed databases to emerging social/mobile information systems, these large-scale networked systems place great demands on knowing whom and what information to trust and how to enable efficient and personalized access, all while maintaining the core open and self-organizing principles of these systems.

Recently, we have been investigating questions related to:

  • Mining and modeling information quality and trust in social information systems
  • Developing new models of social information search, exploration, and knowledge discovery
  • Spam-resilient web-scale computing