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Isabel F. Cruz

University of Illinois at Chicago Distinguished Professor ( 2020-)
Professor of Computer Science

University of Illlinois Faculty Scholar (2011-2014)
Great Cities Institute Faculty Scholar (2014-2015)
Distinguished Researcher of the Year (Natural Sciences and Engineering) (2017)

I joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at UIC in 2001. My main areas of research include data science/big data, databases, geographic information systems, artificial intelligence (semantic web, knowledge graphs), information visualization, and computer security. Current and past 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, graph query languages, and constraint-based graph drawing. I am a fellow of the AAAS. I direct the ADVIS Lab. Here is my biosketch. Here are my publications: Google Scholar, DBLP.

Sponsored Projects

NSF: Enhancing Ontology Matching with Visual Analytics.


Computer science, environmental health experts at UIC team up to protect US Navy divers with AI (July 2021) UIC main page
Course on knowledge graphs link students from across majors (June 2021)
Cruz, Wang use big data to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college towns (December 2020)
In the news: Digging Up the Dirt With Mapping of Underground Chicago (July 2019)

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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

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

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