Hack the News Jury

Chengkai Li

Dr. Chengkai Li is Associate Professor, Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Director of the Innovative Database and Information Systems Research Laboratory (IDIR) at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Li’s research interests span several areas related to big data intelligence and data science, including data management, data mining, natural language processing, applied machine learning, and their applications in computational journalism. His current research focuses on building large-scale human-assisting and human-assisted data and information systems with high usability, high efficiency, and applications for social good.

Particularly, his ongoing research projects include data-driven fact-checking, exceptional fact-finding, fake-news detection, usability challenges in querying and exploring graph data, knowledge databases, and data exploration by ranking (top-k), skyline and preference queries. He has also worked on crowdsourcing, entity queries, database testing, database engine for top-k queries, and Web and XML data management.