Computer science Ph.D. student wins first place during Student Research Week

Elham Khabiri, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, won first place Photo of Elham Khabiriin the graduate section for the subject area of Math, Statistics, Computer Science at the Student Research Week oral competitions.

Texas A&M University's campus-wide 15th annual SRW celebration was held the week of March 19. Khabiri's project title was "Predicting Semantic Annotations on the Real-Time Web."

A Ph.D. student in computer science, Khabiri's interest is web-scale information management and social computing. She is studying algorithms and approaches that can automatically organize, cluster and label the short text conversations occurring in the online social networks. Examples include organizing comments in the news aggregators based on user preference; clustering and ranking comments in social media websites based on the text similarity and comment importance; and predicting annotations for micro-blogging websites based on network properties and content of short-text resources.

She works with Dr. James Caverlee at Infolab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M.