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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 is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received early career awards from NSF and IMLS, as well as the Modeling Challenge Award at the 2012 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP). He presented an invited keynote at the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) in 2011 and an invited talk at the Frontiers of Information Science and Technology meeting in 2012. He has presented crowdsourcing tutorials at ACM SIGIR (2011-2012), ACM WSDM (2011), CrowdConf (2011), and SIAM Data Mining (2013). From 2011-2013, he co-organized the Crowdsourcing Track for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Text REtrieval Conference (TREC).

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
2018 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2017 Fall INF 385T.3 Human Computation & Crowdsourcing
2017 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2016 Fall INF 350E Information Technology: Concepts of Information Retrieval
2016 Fall INF 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2016 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2015 Fall INF 385T.3 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 384H Concepts of Information Retrieval
2013 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
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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