InDex Lab

Abolfazl (Abol) Asudeh

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois Chicago


851 S. Morgan St., 11th Floor SEO, Room 1131, Chicago, IL 60607
☏: (312) 996-4860 ✉: asudeh[AT]uic[DOT]edu

Abolfazl Asudeh is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago and the director of Innovative Data Exploration Laboratory (InDeX Lab). He is a VLDB Ambassador, and a regular PC member of Database flagship venues.
His research spans to different aspects of Big Data and Data Science, including Data Management, Information Retrieval, and Data Mining, for which he designs efficient, accurate, and scalable algorithmic solutions. Data Equity Systems, Algorithmic Fairness, and Data-centric AI are his major focus in research. His research interest also includes: Ranking, Social Networks Analysis, Large-Scale Computation on Limited Resources, Computational Fact Checking, Data management for Machine Learning, Web Databases, and applied Computational Geometry.
His research has received awards and recognitions, including the Google Research Scholar award, the Communications of the ACM's Research Highlight, “Best of VLDB” -- the special issue of VLDBJ, SIGMOD 2019 Research Highlight Award, and SIGMOD 2017 Reproducibility Award.

  • NSF IIS-2107290 (2021 - 2024): III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Fairness in Web Database Applications. Abolfazl Asudeh (Lead PI - UIC), H. V. Jagadish (UofM), and Gautam Das and Shirin Nilizadeh (UTA). $1M (UIC portion: $292K).
  • Google Research Scholar Award (2021 - 2022): An end-to-end system for detecting cherry-picked trendlines. Abolfazl Asudeh. $60K.

Prospective Students
Every year, I look for a small number of motivated, smart, and hard-working PhD students. In particular, I am looking for students with background/interest in finding algorithmic solutions for data problems. That is, you should have a strong background in algorithms and data science. You also need to have outstanding programming skills. If you are interested, I recommend you to take a look at our lab page, recent publications, and project descriptions and vision articles. If interested and qualified, please apply here and mention my name in your application.
Due to the large number of emails, I may not be able to respond them all. If you send me an email, please attach your CV and credentials. Describe your expertise, interest, and research experience, and how those may fit to InDeX Lab.