Isabel F. Cruz

University of Illlinois Faculty Scholar (2012-2015)
Great Cities Institute Faculty Scholar (2014-2015)

I joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at UIC in 2001. My main areas of research are databases, geographic information systems, semantic web, information visualization, and security. Current topics of research include information extraction and matching, big data (e.g., for geographical and biomedical information), visual analytics, context-aware role-based access control, data linking for urban resilience and sustainability, and crowdsourcing. I direct the ADVIS Lab. More ...


We are happy that Tais Bellini, an undergraduate student from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, is visiting the ADVIS Lab for three months. She is funded by CAPES/CNPq and is working on the NSF CyberSEES project (May-August 2014)
Three of UIC's best undergraduate students: Lakulish Gandhi, Eson Musabelliu, and Taleb Omar, are doing an internship with the ADVIS Lab this summer. They are working on the NSF CyberSEES project and the NSF Visual Analytics project (May-August 2014)
ICDE 2014 (March-April 2014)
Great Cities Institute Scholar Award (2014-2015) (February 2014)
Mattteo Palmonari from U. of Milan-Bicocca visits the ADVIS Lab for one month to collaborate on the NSF CyberSEES project (January 2014)
Update: "GIVA: A Semantic Framework for Geospatial and Temporal Data Integration, Visualization, and Analytics" received the Best Demonstration Paper Award at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013 Conference (November 2013)
Devina Dhawan in the news (October 2013)
AgreementMakerLight is a resounding success at OAEI 2013 (final results) (October 2013)
Our second paper on GIVA "Semantic Extraction of Geographic Data from Web Tables
for Big Data Integration" has been accepted to the GIR '13 workshop (October 2013)
Data Integration for Urban Metabolism (September 2013)
Our demo paper "GIVA: A Semantic Framework for Geospatial and Temporal Data Integration, Visualization, and Analytics" has been accepted to the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013 Conference (September 2013)
Francesco Loprete from U. of Milan-Bicocca starts a six month visit to the ADVIS Lab (August 2013)
New results for NSF Award "Visual Analytics for Ontology Matching" (August 2013)
Big Data Integration to Enable Citizen Participation in Smart Cities (July 2013)
Isabel Cruz gives talk at Microsoft Research (June 2013)
ICDE 2014 Web site (June 2013)
International Symposium on the Design of Urban Systems of the Future (May 2013)
Visit of Tina Eliassi-Rad (May 2013)
Anna Anderson and Matt Dumford join the ADVIS Lab as NSF REU recipients (April 2013)
Launching of AgreementMakerLight at SOMER meeting, University of Lisbon (April 2013)
Isabel Cruz made associate editor of ACM Trans. on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (March 2013)
Isabel Cruz receives ACM Recognition of Service Award (February 2013)
REU-recipient Devina Dhawan receives Scholarship for Service, CyberCorps (January 2013)
AgreementMaker still at the top! (December 2012)
WISE 2012 (November 2012)
ACM SIGPATIAL GIS 2012 (November 2012)
Invited talk at Chesapeake Large-Scale Analytics Conference (October 2012)
Moving Objects Databases for Exploration of Virtual and Real Environments (September 2012)
ODBASE 2012 (September 2012)
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Contact Information

The University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Science and Engineering Offices
851 South Morgan Street (M/C 152)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7053

Cell: (708) 269-5075
ADVIS Lab: (312) 413-1270
Fax (CS): (312) 413-0024

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