Isabel F. Cruz

University of Illlinois Faculty Scholar (2011-2014)
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 ...


Seminar - Juan F. Sequeda: "Integrating Relational Databases with the Semantic Web" (November 2015)
Visit by ADVIS alumn Venkat Raghavan to CS586 and the ADVIS Lab as part of the IBM Watson visit to UIC (October 2015)
AgreementMakerLight: (again) best ontology matching system at OAEI! (October 2015)
The ADVIS Lab has four presentations at ISWC: two at the Voila! Workshop and two at the Ontology Matching Workshop (October 2015)
Keynote at NSF funded workshop at the University of Michigan (October 2015)
UIC CS Data Science Curriculum: Introduction to Data Science course to be offered for the first time in Spring of 2016! (September 2015)
UIC CS Data Science Curriculum: Data and Web Semantics graduate course is offered for the 11th time!(August 2015)
Congratulations to PhD student Iman Mirrezaei for best paper at Know@LOD: The Triplex Approach for Recognizing Semantic Relations from Noun Phrases, Appositions, and Adjectives (July 2015)
Isabel Cruz gives keynote talkat the18th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science titled "Big Data Integration to Enable Citizen Participation in Smart Cities" (June 2015)
Ning Ai and Isabel Cruz give talk at the Great Cities Institute titled "Neighborhood-based Sustainable Food Waste Management" (May 2015)
Three undergraduate students receive NSF REU scholarships to work over the summer on the NSF CyberSEES and Visual Analytics projects: Manasa Bandapalle, Stephen Selke, and Akhil Thuthika (May 2015)
Isabel Cruz gives talk at the Urban Data Analytics/City of Chicago SmartData Platform Workshop at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago titled "You Cannot Take the Data Integration out of the Analytics (Nor Can You Take the Analytics out of the Data Integration)" (May 2015)
Paper by PhD student Iman Mirrezaei gets accepted (full paper) at the Know@LOD Workshop: "The Triplex Approach for Recognizing Semantic Relations from Noun Phrases, Appositions, and Adjectives" (April 2015)
Meeting between the CyberSEES team and top representatives from the City of Chicago featuring presentations of WindyGrid (by Tom Schenk, CDO, City of Chicago) and of GIVA (Isabel Cruz, UIC) (March 2015)
Isabel Cruz attends NetApp University Day in Sunnyvale, CA (February 2015)
Isabel Cruz becomes Associate Editor of
ACM TOIT (January 2015)
Our paper
Pay-As-You-Go Multi-User Feedback Model for Ontology Matching is presented by Matteo Palmonari at EKAW in Sweden (November 2014)
Isabel Cruz gives a Civic Engagement talk at the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at UIC (October 2014)
AgreementMakerLight is again first at OAEI (September 2014)
Riccardo Porrini, a PhD student from the U. of Milano-Bicocca, is visiting the ADVIS Lab for the Fall semester (August 2014)
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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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