• Awards

         2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award

         Best Paper Award at the 2004 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2004 IEEE CIBCB)

         2006 IEEE Granular Computing Outstanding Service Award

         2001 IEEE Data Mining Outstanding Service Award

  • Publications (more than 130 peer-reviewed papers)

         33 Journal Papers, 18 Book Chapters, 87 Conference Papers (Citations: Scholar.google.com, DBLP, Google(CiteSeer))

         Co-editors of 9 books/conference proceedings

  • Funded Research Projects

         PI: Career: A unified architecture for data mining large biomedical literature databases (NSF, $415K, 03/2005-02/2010)

         PI: High performance rough sets data analysis in data mining (NSF, $102K, 07/2005-07/2008)

         Co-PI: The Drexel University GAANN Fellowship Program: Educating Renaissance Engineers (US Dept. of Education, around $700K ($504K from DoE + Drexel match), 9/1/2006-7/31/2009)

         Co-PI: Penn State Cancer Education Network Evaluation (PA Dept. of Health, $500K, 04/01/2006-07/31/2008)

         Co-PI: Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (PA Dept. of Health, $1.5M, 09/2004-08/2007)

         Co-PI: Origin and evolution of genomic instability in breast cancer (PA Dept. of Health, $100K, 05/2004-04/2005)

         Co-PI: Systems biology approach to understand protein-protein interactions (PA Dept. of Health, $50K, 05/2004-04/2005)

  • Recent Books





  • Editorial Service

         Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (inaugural issue)

         Associate Editor of the Knowledge and Information System: An International Journal

         Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Data Warehousing and Data Mining

         Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Service Operations and Informatics

         Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

  • Recent Conference Services (2006-2007)

         PC Co-chair of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Data Mining and Information Retrieval (DMIR-07)

         PC Co-Chair of the 2007 PAKDD Data Mining in Bioinformatics Workshop

         PC Co-Chair of the 2007 IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems (BADE 2007)

         PC Co-Chair of the 2nd Workshop on High Performance Computing in Medicine and Biology (HiPCoMB-2006)

         PC Co-Chair of the 2006 IEEE ICDM International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics (DMB2006)

         Local Arrangements Chair of the SIGKDD 2006 (KDD 06)

  • Research Interests

         Data Mining Algorithm Design, Text Mining, Web Mining, Semantic Web Mining

         Bioinformatics, HealthCare/Medical Informatics

         Ontology Learning and Construction, Information Retrieval and Extraction

         Rough Sets in Data Mining, Data Warehouse/OLAP

  • My Students, Visiting Professors

         Illhoi Yoo (graduated in June 2006, currently tenure-track assistant professor in Univ. of Missouri-Columbia)

         Xiaodan Zhang (3rd year Ph.D. student, Text and Web Data Mining, Digital Library, Bioterrorism)

         Daniel Wu (4th year Ph.D. student, Data Mining and Biomolecular Network Analysis)

         Xuheng Xu (3rd year Ph.D. student, Semantic-based Query Optimization and Intelligent Searching)

         Davis Zhou (4th year Ph.D. student, Semantic-based Information Extraction and Retrieval)

         Deima Elnatour (3rd year Ph.D. student, Semantic-based Text Mining)

         Guisu Li (1st year Ph.D. student, Healthcare Informatics)

         Zhong Huang (1st year Ph.D. student, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology)

         Karen L. Joy (1st year Ph.D. student, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining)

         Prof. Wu Chen (Visiting Professor, Rough Sets Theory and Application, March, 2006-Feb., 2007)

         Dr. JiangTao Ren (Visiting Professor, Data mining and Bioinformatics, June, 2006-Nov., 2006)