IQ Student Wins Best Paper Award at ID360 Conference

May 2, 2012

Yinle Zhou, a student in the Information Quality Graduate Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), won the Best Paper Award for her submission to the Global Forum on Identity (ID360) held April 23-24, 2012 on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.  The paper, co-authored with her advisor Dr. John Talburt, was titled “OYSTER: An Open Source Entity Resolution System Supporting Identity Information Management.”  The paper describes the design and operation of OYSTER, an open source, entity resolution system developed by UALR Center for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ), a system that was specifically designed to support identity information management.  Yinle is a student in the Information Quality Track of the Integrated Computing PhD program and will be graduated this month (May, 2012).

UALR is an active partner in the Center for Identity, an organization focused on delivering the highest quality, most recognized identity management discoveries, applications, education and outreach available, so as to ensure that our nation’s industrial, government and academic institutions can aggressively manage and overcome current and emerging identity management threats.  Identity theft is a cradle-to-grave problem that costs U.S. businesses $50 billion and affects at least 10 million consumers each year.

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