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                <h1><a href="index.html">Information Retrieval Group</a></h1>
                <h2><a href="http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/">David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science</a></h2>
                <h2><a href="http://www.uwaterloo.ca/">University of Waterloo</a></h2>
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            <p>From Left: Adam Roegiest, Adriel Dean-Hall, Alexandra Vtyurina, Charles Clarke, Frank Tompa, Mustafa Abualsaud, Aiman Al-Harbi, Luchen Tan, Bahareh Sarrafzadeh, Nava Ehsan, Haotian Zhang, Olga Vechtomova</p>

            <h2>Research Areas</h2>
            <p>Information Retrieval Group is involved in several areas of research from <em>File System Search</em> to <em>Speech Information Retrieval</em> as well as <em>IR Evaluation</em>. Our primary research interests are towards:</p>
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                <li>Designing expressive languages, effective retrieval techniques, and efficient storage and indexing methods for managing XML and other structured and semi-structured textual data.</li>
                <li>Designing scalable technologies for distributed information retrieval systems based on an architecture built from a cluster of workstations using standard PC hardware.</li>
                <li>Developing and testing a methodology for evaluating email spam filters.</li>
                <li>Developing a filesystem search system, addressing issues of performance, Security and effectiveness.</li>
                <li>Designing fine-grained access control mechanisms for securing text data against unauthorized access or manipulation.</li>
                <li>Investigating the problems that may be solved by searching a collection of documents from a large enterprise, such as the identification of in-house experts in a specific domain.</li>
                <li>Designing stand-alone XML data management systems and augmenting the capabilities of other database management systems to manage XML data.</li>
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            <h2>Upcoming Talks</h2>
            <a href="seminars.html">Past Seminars</a>

            <h2>Members</h2>
            <h3>Professors</h3>
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                <h4>Jérémy Barbay</h4>
                <p>jbarbay (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-885-1211 ext. 37824</p>
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                <h4>Charles Clarke</h4>
                <p>claclark (at) plg2.uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-885-1211 ext. 35241</p>
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                <h4>Gordon V. Cormack</h4>
                <p>gvcormac (at) plg.uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34450</p>
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                <h4>Chrysanne DiMarco</h4>
                <p>cdimarco (at) cs.uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4443</p>
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                <h4>Ian James Munro</h4>
                <p>imunro (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34433</p>
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                <h4>Tamer Ozsu</h4>
                <p>tozsu (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 32252</p>
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                <h4>Mark D. Smucker</h4>
                <p>msmucker (at) engmail.uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 38620</p>
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                <h4>Frank Wm. Tompa</h4>
                <p>fwtompa (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34675</p>
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                <h4>Olga Vechtomova</h4>
                <p>ovechtom (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 32675</p>
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            <h3>Ph.D. Students</h3>
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                <h4>Adam Roegiest</h4>
                <p>aroegies (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34822</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Gordon V. Cormack</p>
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                <h4>Bahareh Sarrafzadeh</h4>
                <p>bsarrafz (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34822</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Olga Vechtomova</p>
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                <h4>Luchen Tan</h4>
                <p>l8tan (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34822</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Charles Clarke</p>
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                <h4>Adriel Dean-Hall</h4>
                <p>adeanhal (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 35388</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Charles Clarke</p>
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                <h4>Alexandra Vtyurina</h4>
                <p>avtyurin (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 35388</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Olga Vechtomova</p>
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                <h4>Aiman Al-Harbi</h4>
                <p>Supervisor: Mark D. Smucker</p>
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                <h4>Gaurav Baruah</h4>
                <p>gbaruah (at) uwaterloo.ca</p>
                <p>519-888-4567 ext. 34822</p>
                <p>Supervisor: Mark D. Smucker</p>
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            <h3>Master's Students</h3>
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                <h4>Mustafa Abualsaud</h4>
                <p>Supervisor: Mark D. Smucker</p>
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                <h4>Haotian Zhang</h4>
                <p>Supervisor: Mark D. Smucker</p>
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            <h3>Visitors</h3>
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                <h4>Nava Ehsan</h4>
                <p>Visting: Frank Tompa</p>
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            <h3><a href="alumni.html">Alumni</a></h3>

            <h2>Resources</h2>
            <p><a href="http://www.ir.uwaterloo.ca/book/">Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines</a></p>
            <p><a href="http://wumpus-search.org">Wumpus Search Engine</a></p>

            <p class="text-center text-muted">Contact: claclark at ir dot uwaterloo dot ca | <a href="https://git.uwaterloo.ca/ir-lab/website">Edit (Git)</a></p>
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