News

Welcome to the Data Science Research Lab at McMaster University!  If you are interested in joining us as a graduate student, please visit here for more information about the application process.

  • July 2018: Our team building retreat visited Toronto where we went canoeing along the Humber River!
  • June 2018: Prof. Chiang is awarded a 2018 Ontario Early Researcher Award!
  • June 2018: Prof. Chiang gives a talk on data privacy and data cleaning at Thomson Reuters in Toronto.
  • June 2018: Congratulations to Yu who came in 1st at the CAS dept. 3-minute thesis competition!   
  • May 2018: Mostafa and Prof. Chiang co-present a data quality tutorial at AMW 2018 in Cali, Colombia.   
  • April 2018: Ending the term with a delicious group potluck lunch!   
  • April 2018: Congratulations to Yu who came in 3rd at the CAS dept. research poster showcase!
  • Mar 2018: Our collaboration with IBM is awarded OCE VIP1 and TalentEdge funding for Ontology-Driven Semantic Disambiguation.  Grateful to IBM and OCE’s support of our work.
  • Mar 2018: Prof. Chiang and Prof. Zheng are awarded an NSERC CRD for their project A Data-Driven Platform for Multimodal Positioning and Tracking in Indoor Environments.
  • Feb 2018: Our collaborative project with VerticalScope on Contextual Named Entity Linking is awarded an NSERC Engage grant.
  • Feb 2018: Our paper on protecting sensitive information in data cleaning is accepted in the ACM J. of Data and Information Quality.
  • Jan 2018: Our work on discovering, and data cleaning with OFDs is accepted as a demo paper at EDBT 2018.   Looking forward to presenting the demo in Vienna!
  • Dec 2017: Happy holidays and best wishes for 2018!

  • Nov 2017: Congratulations to Yu who came in 2nd place at the McMaster.AI graduate student poster competition for his poster “Quantifying Duplicates with Semantic Disambiguation”.
  • Nov 2017: Prof. Chiang co-organizer and co-host of McMaster.AI workshop at McMaster Innovation Park.
  • Aug 2017: Zheng Zheng is selected for an international excellence scholarship award. Congratulations Zheng!
  • May 2017: Prof. Chiang is a featured speaker at the SOSCIP Impact Conference 2017 held at MaRs, Toronto.

  • Dec 2016: Our project with IBM Watson Analytics is featured in the SOSCIP December newsletter.
  • Nov 2015: See Data Science Lab members in McMaster News video and article .
  • June 2015: Prof. Chiang receives an IBM CAS Research Fellowship for A Dynamic and Adaptable Data Cleaning System for Watson Analytics.
  • June 2015: Yu Huang and incoming student Zheng Zheng receive McMaster International Excellence awards for 2015/16.
  • Jan 2015: Prof. Chiang receives a CFI grant for Infrastructure for Continuous, Privacy Preserving, Data Cleaning at the McMaster Data Science Lab.
  • Sept 2014: The Data Science Lab receives an NSERC Engage grant to work with OverAir Technologies on data design and data quality.
  • Aug 2014: Our demo paper is accepted into CIKM 2014.
    J. Segeren, D. Gairola, F. Chiang. CONDOR: A System for CONstraint DiscOvery and Repair.
  • July 2014: Yu Huang is one of 5 students selected for an international excellence scholarship award. Congratulations Yu!
  • July 2014 : Welcome new students Yu, Sridevi, Dejun, Adam, and Arvind, who are joining the group Fall 2014!
  • April 2014 : As co-investigator, Prof. Chiang, receives CFI funding with collaborators Abigail Payne and Magdelena Janus.  More details here.