WT4.1 – prof. Reda Alhajj – Complex Network Analysis and Mining Researcher

Task Leader: Przemysław Kazienko, przemyslaw.kazienko@pwr.wroc.pl

New researcher employment details:

Researcher: Prof. Reda Alhajj, Uniwersytet w Calgary, Alberta, Kanada
Position: Complex Network Analysis and Mining Researcher
Duration of employment: 12M
Link do artykułu: http://engine.pwr.edu.pl/en/news/156-prof-reda-alhajj-our-new-staff-member

Researcher’s profile:

Prof. Reda Alhajj received his B.Sc. degree in Computer engineering in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After he completed his BSc with distinction from METU, he was offered a full scholarship to join the graduate program in Computer engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent University in Ankara, where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has published over 300 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He served on the program committee of several premier international conferences including IEEE ICDE, IEEE ICDM, IEEE IAT, SIAM DM; program chair of IEEE IRI-2008-2009-2010-2011, OSINT-WM-2008-2009-2010-2011, ASONAM-2009-2010-2011, CASON-2009-2010, MS-2007-2009-2010. He is the founding editor in chief of the Springer Journal of Social Networks Analysis and Mining, the founding editor of Springer Series “Lecture Notes on Social Networks”, the Associate Editor of IEEE SMC- Part C and he is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Assurance and Security, Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management; he has been the guest editor for a number of special issues and edited a number of conference proceedings. Prof. Alhajj’s primary work and research interests are in the areas of Computational biology and bioinformatics, data mining, multiagent systems, schema integration and re-engineering, social networks and XML. Currently leads a research group of 10 PhD and 8 MSc candidates. Prof. Alhajj recently received with Dr. Jon Rokne donation of equipment valued at $5 million from RBC and Teradata for their research on the Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics research. He has over 250 papers and over 500 external citations registered in the Scopus database, h index = 11.

Contribution to the ENGINE research potential:

Prof. Reda Alhajj provides a unique world-recognized expertise in the area of social network analysis, data mining and analysis of large datasets. In particular, he will introduce into ENGINE new research directions in these fields. Based on his experience in collaboration with American corporations (e.g. Teradata), he will enhance ENGINE potential in collaboration with industry also at the international level. He will also extend international scientific collaboration of the ENGINE staff:

  • Data mining for large databases
  • Analysis of large and multi-modal complex networks
  • Applications of social network analysis in industry
  • Classification of network nodes
  • Link prediction in networks
  • Collaborative intelligence
  • Analysis and modelling of network evolution

In particular, he will be obliged to:

  • Co-authorship of at least 3 JCR listed journal papers with other ENGINE staff members (the sum of journals IF greater than 3.6)
  • Collaborate with the ENGINE members at ASONAM 2015, WT 3.1
  • Supervise PhD student from WrUT (ENGINE)
  • Prepare and carry out series of capacity building activities for the ENGINE staff on Complex Networks Mining and Analysis