About the DAIS Lab

The Data and Information Systems Laboratory (DAIS) conducts fundamental and applied cutting-edge research in many areas related to building intelligent data and information systems, especially Databases, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, and Web Information Systems.

The rapid growth of big data creates unprecedented demand and opportunities for developing powerful intelligent information systems that help people manage and extract knowledge from data. Our faculty work on a wide range of research problems, tackling the many challenges associated with developing such intelligent systems and their applications. Research includes helping people search and find relevant data and information; mining massive amounts of heterogeneous data sets to discover actionable knowledge; optimizing the entire workflow of data access, analytics, and exploration; and analyzing large social networks, and to optimize human-computer collaboration centered on data.

Our faculty work closely with industry, and many of our algorithms are used in a wide range of information systems applications, especially in database and data analytics systems, data mining systems, search engines, and web information service systems.

Click here to learn more about our faculty, and here to learn more about the research we do.

DAIS BBQ, Spring 2023

Courses Offered

Our faculty teach a number of courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Our offerings for the Spring 2024 semester can be found here:

CS 411 – Database Systems – Prof. Abdussalam Alawini, Prof. Kevin Chang
CS 412 – Introduction to Data Mining – Prof. Jiawei Han
CS 511 – Advanced Data Management – Prof. Daniel Kang
CS 410 – Text Information Systems – Prof. Pablo Robles-Granda
CS 225 – Data Structures – Prof. Brad Solomon
CS 277 – Algorithms and Data Structures for Data Science – Prof. Brad Solomon
CS 512 – Data Mining Principles – Prof. Hanghang Tong
CS 510 – Advanced Information Retrieval – Prof. ChengXiang Zhai
CS 591 – Advanced Seminar – Prof. Brad Solomon, Prof. Arindam Banerjee
CS 598 – Special Topics – Prof. Jimeng Sun, Prof. Kevin Chang, Prof. Tong Zhang, Prof. Yongjoo Park

Get In Touch

You may contact our faculty directly through the links found here. You may also contact the DAIS Group’s Assistant, SalomĂ© Liebenberg, at (217) 300-6487, or by email at salomel@illinois.edu.

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