Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
Innovative Database and Information Systems
Research Laboratory (IDIR)
Engineering Research Building (ERB)
500 UTA Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76019-0015
Office: (817) 272-0162
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. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and an M.E. and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University, in 2000 and 1997, respectively. After graduation in 2007, he worked as Assistant Professor in the CSE Department of UT Arlington and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013. Dr. Li's research interests span several areas related to big data intelligence and data science, including database, data mining, Web data management, and natural language processing. His current research focuses on building large-scale human-assisting and human-assisted data and information systems with high usability, low cost and applications for social good. His current research projects are on data-driven fact-checking, fake-news detection, computational journalism, knowledge databases, usability challenges in querying graph data, database testing, data exploration by ranking (top-k), skyline and preference queries, and crowdsourcing and human computation. Dr. Li's publications have appeared in prestigious database, data mining and Web conferences including SIGMOD, VLDB, CIDR, KDD, and WWW, as well as in several leading journals such as TODS, TKDD and TKDE. He has received several paper awards at top-tier venues such as SIGMOD, VLDB, and CIDR. He has served as General Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair of IEEE IPCCC, and he has also served on the organizing committees of SIGMOD and WAIM. He served on the program committees of premier conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, KDD, WWW, and IJCAI. He is on the editorial board of a few journals. He has also been a reviewer for multiple prestigious journals, e.g., TODS, TOIS, TKDE, and VLDB Journal. Dr. Li is a recipient of the 2011 and 2012 HP Labs Innovation Research Award.
I was born in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, China. My wife, Fen Lu, is a system librarian at the UTA Library. We have a son (Oscar) and a daughter (Olivia).