Prof. Reda Alhajj – our new staff member

photo-reda-alhajj stronaENGINE project would like to welcome a new staff member Prof. Reda Alhajj (University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

Professor Alhajj is Professor and Director of the Data Mining and Network Analysis Group at the University of Calgary. He received his PhD degree in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent University in 1993. He published over 450 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He served on the program committee of several international conferences. He is founding editor in chief of the Springer premier journal “Social Networks Analysis and Mining”, founding editor-in-chief of Springer Series “Lecture Notes on Social Networks”, founding editor-in-chief of Springer journal “Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics”, founding co-editor-in-chief of Springer “Encyclopedia on Social Networks Analysis and Mining”, founding steering chair of flagship conference “IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining”, and two accompanying symposiums FOSINT-SI and HI-BI-BI. He is member of the editorial board of several journals; he has been guest editor of a number of special issues and edited a number of conference proceedings.

Dr. Alhajj’s primary work and research interests are in the areas of Computational biology and bioinformatics, data mining, social networks, XML, schema integration and re-engineering. He received best graduate supervision award at University of Calgary. He recently mentored a number of successful teams, including SANO who ranked first in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition in Canada and received KFC Innovation Award in the World Finals held in Russia in July 2013, TRAK who ranked in the top 15 teams in the 2014 open data analysis competition in Canada, Go2There who ranked first in the Imagine Camp competition organized by Microsoft Canada in March 2014.