Associate Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Brownsville
Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
M.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1998
B.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 8-)
His previous works in ILP include its application to Natural Language Understanding for automated construction of natural language interfaces (NLI) for databases, and Link Discovery for building counter-terrorism applications (a huge data mining problem). He is currently working on building reliable NLI (i.e. one that is guaranteed to deliver only correct answers to the user) using a hybrid approach that combines the strength of machine learning and non-machine learning approaches. He is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration where his main focus has been on developing effective data mining tools for time series mining in astronomical data. His current focus is in tackling the problem of cluster validation using an approach based on homogeneity detection (i.e. one that detects if a cluster is homogeneous) as opposed to traditional approaches that employ a cluster validation index.
His other areas of interest also include Genetic Programming, and Functional Genomics in Bioinformatics.
Here is his research statement (somewhat outdated at the moment but it will be updated, sorry for any inconvenience). :-)
COSC 1337: Programming Fundamentals II