iSchool Directory


  • Information Retrieval/Seeking; Data Science; Personalization and Recommendation
  • Primary: Data Science. Secondary: Human-Computer Interaction


Chirag Shah is an Associate Professor in the Information School (iSchool), Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), and Adjust Associate Professor in Human-Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). He is the Founding Director of InfoSeeking Lab, which focuses on issues related to information seeking, human-computer interaction (HCI), and social media, supported by grants from National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Amazon, Google, and Yahoo.

Shah’s research involves studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking and recommender systems, addressing various problems with user studies in lab and field, and building computational models with machine learning techniques. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations Data Analytics on various Data Science projects involving social and political issues, peacekeeping, climate change, and energy. He also holds a position of Amazon Scholar, working on cutting-edge research problems on personalization and recommendation with Amazon.