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Matthew Lease

Associate Professor

Specialization(s)

Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and Web Search

Bio

Matthew Lease received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University and his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. He has received early career awards from the NSF, IMLS, and DARPA. Recent honors include Best Student Paper at the 2019 European Conference for Information Retrieval (ECIR) and Best Paper at the 2016 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Human Computation and Crowdsourcing conference (HCOMP). Lease is currently helping lead Good Systems, an eight-year, university-wide Grand Challenge Initiative at UT Austin to design AI technologies that maximally benefit society.

Ph.D. Computer Science, Brown University, 2010
M.Sc. Computer Science, Brown University, 2004
B.Sc. Computer Science, University of Washington, 1999


Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2019 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2018 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2018 Fall INF 350E Information Technology: Concepts of Information Retrieval
2018 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2017 Fall INF 385T.03 Special Topics in Information Science: Human Computation & Crowdsourcing
2017 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2016 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2016 Fall INF 350E Information Technology: Concepts of Information Retrieval
2016 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2015 Fall INF 385T.03 Special Topics in Information Science: Human Computation & Crowdsourcing
2015 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2014 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2014 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Human Computation & Crowdsourcing
2013 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2013 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2013 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2012 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2012 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Crowdsourcing: Theory/Methods
2012 Spring INF 383D Mathematical Foundations of Information Studies
2011 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce
2011 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2011 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Crowdsourcing: Theory/Methods
2011 Spring INF 384C Organizing Information
2010 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Topics in Information Retrieval and Web Search
2010 Fall INF 384C Organizing Information
2010 Spring INF 383D Mathematical Foundations of Information Studies
2010 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Topics in Information Retrieval and Web Search
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