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Step into the world of InfoLab, where the name isn’t just a coincidence—it’s our golden ticket to computer science whimsy! For a quarter of a century, InfoLab’s unique approach has been an epicenter of pioneering research, blending multidisciplinary teams, world-class collaborators, and audacious end-to-end solutions. This formula has fueled our journey, propelling us through groundbreaking achievements—from predicting traffic flow and constructing virtual realms to dissecting location data for the betterment of society. This legacy is a testament to our commitment to innovation and the transformative potential of a collaborative spirit.

InfoLab has blazed a trail of groundbreaking research across various frontiers. With spatial crowdsourcing-coined right here in InfoLab – we’ve ventured into uncharted territories, redefining how we harness collective intelligence. Our pioneering work in road-network queries and navigation has reshaped how we navigate the world around us, while our innovations in location privacy have safeguarded individual rights in an increasingly interconnected era. Through spatiotemporal indexing and queries, we’ve unlocked new dimensions in data exploration, and our strides in geospatial information integration have bridged gaps between data realms.

Moreover, our influence doesn’t stop within these walls. Our alumni, now shaping the tech landscape at Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Meta, serve as living testaments to the impact of our work. They’re the driving force behind the future of spatial and location data applications, infusing their expertise with the InfoLab spirit to pioneer innovation that reaches far beyond our laboratory.

Join us in exploring the intricacies of spatial data that have been our hallmark for more than 25 years, and together, let’s shape the future of this ever-evolving field—with a hint of that playful InfoLab spirit.



InfoLab is directed by Prof. Cyrus Shahabi. Our office is located at the third floor of the Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) building, at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Room 323. Phone: (213) 821-1462.