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XI — the eXascale Infolab — is a new research group at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
We are designing, building and deploying next-generation infrastructures for Big Data, with a focus on social, scientific, and linked data.

Latest News

February 2015–BenchPress & New Member

BenchPress (joint work w/ CMU & Microsoft) demo accepted at Sigmod; Phil is Area Editor for JWS and Group Leader @ Sigmod 2016; and Dr. Mourad Khayati joins us from UZH. Welcome!

October 2014–Fully Funded Postdoc Position

The eXascale Infolab (U. of Fribourg–Switzerland) is hiring! We are looking for a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science interested in designing and developing novel information infrastructures to manage big data. See full job description here.

August 2014—Papers Accepted at CIKM and VLDB

Our paper on fixing grammatical errors using large N-grams corpora and preposition ranking has been accepted at CIKM (IR track)! Also, TransactiveDB has been accepted at PVLDB. PDFs coming soon...

June 2014—Verisign Distinguished Speaker Series and Journal Papers

Phil was invited for a second time to Verisign's Distinguished Speaker Series. Also, two journal papers accepted: B-hist: Entity-centric search over personal web browsing history (Journal of Web Semantics) and the Entity Registry System (ERCIM News). 

April 2014—WWW Presentations

Our WWW2014 presentations are now available online: NER, TripleProv, and Transactive Search. Also, we wrote a blog post with some of the highlights of the conference.