Center for Data Science, UW Tacoma
Data Management, Social Sciences
I’m curious about how knowledge networks work, evolve and act as information markets. I study systems, tools and techniques to improve our understanding of various domains that are set to generate large amounts of data including the web, social media, healthcare, education, and sensor networks. I use data mining techniques as my tools to develop solutions for data management in these domains.
Broadly, my research interests span data mining, social networks, and pervasive computing.
I actively collaborate with colleagues from academia and industry. My work includes trust enhanced social recommendation systems, handwritten zip-code recognition, novelty detection in video data streams, link analysis in online social networks, intelligent bidding agents for sponsored search advertising, and query processing in sensor networks to name a few prior efforts.
I enjoy teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. I find developing new approaches to enhance participation of non-traditional students to computing to be of great importance and interest. I’m also engaged in developing new programs and curricula in computing and co-developed the recently launched Information Technology and Systems degree program at UW Tacoma.
I enjoy discussing ideas with students, academics, and industry collaborators. Contact me with your interests and I’ll be in touch if it’s a good fit. Our research group meets every Wednesday, 12-1pm in CP206M (on the UW Tacoma campus) and all are welcome.