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Ye YuDr. Wengang "Gavin" Feng (Visiting Scholar) (2009-2010)

Email:  wengang.feng@gmail.com

Web Site:

Current Activities: Gavin is presently an associate professor at the Chinese People's Public Security University in Beijing.

 

Ye YuDr. Ye Yu (Visiting Scholar) (2008-2009)

Email:  yuyeyue3841@sina.com

Web Site:

Current Activities: Ye Yu is an assistant professor and is associated with Dr. Xiaoping Liu's lab at Hefei University of Technology, Hefei China.

 

LiangmeiDr. Liangmei Hu (Visiting Scholar) (2007-2008)

Email:  liangmeihu@gmail.com

Web Site:

Current Activities: Dr. Hu is an Associate Professor at Hefei University of Technology in Hefei, China. She is associated with Dr. Gao's lab at Hefei University.

 

Yiwen WanYiwen Wan (PhD) 2015

Email:  YiwenWan@my.unt.edu

Web Site: http://cvis.cse.unt.edu/~ywan/

Activities: Yiwen began research in the area of bioimage analysis then switched to video surveillance. Recently she has established new methods for autonomous calibration and operation of traffic surveillance video cameras. Her most recent publications have been submitted to IEEE Tran. on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Her dissertation is entitled "Trajectories as a Unifying Cross Domain Feature for Surveillance Systems."

Presently, she is an engineer at Union Pacific in Omaha NE.

 

Shijun TangShijun Tang (Ph.D.) 2015

Email:  st0024@unt.edu

Web Site:

Current Activities: Shijun's previous Ph.D. is in Physics. He has developed a unique feature set for use in classifying objects from airborne LiDAR. His most recent publication is to appear in Remote Sensing Letters. He studied the use of tensor-based features for active-contour-based segmentation of MRI and CT imagery.

His dissertation is entitled "Segmentation, Recognition and 3D Reconstruction of Objects Based on LiDAR Data or MRI."

Presently, he is a lecturer at West Texas A&M.

 

Guangchun Cheng Guangchun Cheng (Ph.D) 2015

Email:   cheng.guangchun@gmail.com

Web Site:

Activities: Guangchun developed theoretical models and performed experiments related to video analytics for human activity recognition.

His dissertation is entitled "Video Analytics with Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Activities."

Presently, he is a software engineer at Google.

 

Siamak Janmohammadi Siamak Janmohammadi (M.S.) 2015

Email:   sj0226@unt.edu

Web Site:

Activities: Siamak was engaged in video analytics studies connected with Markov logic networks and the use of trajectories to describe multi-agent interaction.

His thesis is entitled "Classifying Pairwise Object Interactions: A Trajectory Analytics Approach."

Currently, he is a software engineer in San Antonio.

 

Wasana Santiteerikul Wasana Santiteerakul (Ph.D) 2014

Email:   wasanasantiteerakul@my.unt.edu

Web Site:

Current Activities: Wasana has already had one significant career as a lecturer at a universtiy in Thailand. She developed an algebra of trajectories and conducted experiments related to video analytics.

Her dissertation is entitled "Trajectory Analytics."

She currently is an Assistant Professor at Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

Yassine BelkhoucheYassine Belkhouche (Ph.D) 2012

Dissertation:  Multi-modal, Multi-perspective Image Registration and Fusion

Location:  University of North Texas, Denton Texas

Email:  myb0012@unt.edu

Web Site:

Activities: Yassine has contributed to several areas, all based on airborne LiDAR data. For instance, he has developed segmentation, breakline detection, and rendering methods. His most recent publications appear in Remote Sensing Letters and Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.

Presently he is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 

Marco CarvalhoMarco Carvalho 2006

Dissertation:   Distributed Resource Coordination Strategies for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Location:  Institute for Human-Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, Florida

Email:  mcarvalho@ihmc.us      mcarvalho@fit.edu

Web Site: http://cs.fit.edu/~mcarvalho/

Current Activities: Marco is an Associate Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Research Scholar/Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University Brasilia (UnB . Brazil), where he also completed his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in dynamic systems and control theory. Marco Carvalho also holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University, with specialization in Machine Learning and Data Mining. Dr. Carvalho currently leads a several research efforts in the areas of cyber security, moving target defense, critical infrastructure protection, and tactical communication systems, primarily sponsored by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, ONR, the National Science Foundation, DoE and Industry. Presently, Marco is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Florida Institute of Technology. At FIT, he is also director of the Harris Institute for Assured Information and Director of the Intelligent Communications and Information Systems Laboratory

 

Xiaohui YuanXiaohui Yuan 2004

Dissertation:  Adaptive Image Fusion Using Noninformative Prior

Location:   University of North Texas

Email:  xyuan@cse.unt.edu

Web Site: http://www.cse.unt.edu/~xyuan/

Current Activities:  Dr. Yuan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science \& Engineering at the University of North Texas. In 2008, he earned the Ralph E. Powe junior faculty award given by the Oak Ridge Association of Universities.

 

Kun ZhangKun Zhang 2006

Dissertation:  Probability Estimation Trees: Empirical Comparison, Algorithm Extension and Applications

Location:   Xavier University

Email:  kzhang@xula.edu

Web Site: http://webusers.xula.edu/kzhang/

Current Activities:  Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Xavier University in New Orleans. Her research entails classification of chromosomic phenomena. Her 2008 proposal to the Louisiana Board of Regents was ranked in the first tier of 157 submissions. Her paper received the Best Application Paper Award at the IEEE ICDM-06 (Intern. Conf. on Data Mining).

In her first several years as an assistant and associate professor, Dr. Zhang has compiled an enviable external support record that includes:

  1. "A Mathematical and Computational Framework for Mining Data Streams", the U.S. Army Research Office, Basic and Applied Scientific Research, P.I., 7/2015 - 7/2018
  2. "An Integrated Framework to Access and Mine Distributed Heterogeneous Data Streams with Uncertainty", the Department of Defense (DOD), P.I., 1/2012 - 1/2015
  3. "Gene Expression, Somatic Mutations and Survival Outcomes: a Go-Term Driven Predictive Tree (Rule) Model and the Open Source Software", The Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, P.I., 7/2014 - 6/2015
  4. "Analysis of Epstein Barr virus type III latency on cellular miRNA gene expression," NIH R01 CA130752, Administrative Supplements, Co - P.I., $51K, 6/1/09 - 9/31/10, PI: Dr. Erik Flemington, Tulane Cancer Center
  5. "Divide-Conquer Based Approach for Direct Frequent Sequential Pattern Mining," Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Faculty Summer Research Program, Funded P.I. $9.7K, 7/09 -8/09
  6. "A Data Mining Framework to Predict Alu Insertion Sites," Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram, P.I. $107K, 8/1/08 -6/30/2011
  7. "Efficient Characterization of Alu Insertion Sites via Model-Based Search Tree," Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Faculty Summer Research Program, P.I. $18K, 6/19/08 -8/19/08
  8. "Cancers and Alu Insertions - a preliminary study from data mining perspective," Start-up support, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, P.I. $19K, 11/07 -11/08

 

Jian ZhangJian Zhang 2004

Dissertation:  Convergence Criteria for Evolutionary Algorithms Using Fitness Landscape Features

Location:   Texas Woman's University

Email:  jzhang@mail.twu.edu

Web Site: http://myweb.twu.edu/~jzhang/

Current Activities: Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor at Texas Woman's Univerisity. She held a similar position at West Virginia Tech. Her research interests are computational intelligence, artificial intelligence, and image understanding & analysis.

 

Ibrahim GokcenIbrahim Gokcen 2004

Dissertation:  Search Space Reduction Methods for Active Learning

Location:   General Electric Corp.

Email:  igokcen@gmail.com

Web Site:

Current Activities:  Dr. Gokcen has been a scientist and project team leader at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. He has worked on numerous projects over the last several years. They each involve machine learning, active learning, or incremental learning. Afterwards, he was director of research activities for GE in southwest Asia and was stationed in Istanbul. Presently, he resides in the San Francisco Bay area and is Product Management Director for GE Software.

 

Arturo Hernandez-AguirreArturo Hernandez-Aguirre 1999

Dissertation:  Sample Complexity and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks

Location:  Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMAT), Guanajuato Mexico

Email:  artha@cimat.mx

Web Site:

Current Activities: Multiobjective Optimization, Evolvable hardware, Evolutionary computation, Evolutionary design of neural network architectures and Computational Learning Theory using neural networks

Arturo earned a best paper award at GECCO 2009 (Montreal) for an article entitled, "Approximating the Search Distribution to the Selection Distribution in EDAs"

Very significantly, Arturo provided for me a place to stay and teach after Hurricane Katrina.

 

Ivo PinedaIvo Pineda 2002

Dissertation:  Image Correspondence Feature Sets Using Principal Components

Location:  

Email:  ivopinedatorres@gmail.com

Web Site:

Current Activities: Ivo is currently an Associate professor, Facultad de Ciencias de la Computaci\'on, Benem\'erita Universidad Autnoma de Puebla.

 

Antonio MartinezAntonio Martinez 1998

Dissertation:  Supporting Array Types in Object-Oriented Databases

Location:   Center for BioMedical and Environmental Genomics, University of Houston

Email:  antonio@bioinfo.uh.edu

Web Site:

Current Activities:  Antonio has been at the Colegio de Postgraduados in Mexico City. Colegio de Postgraduados is the largest postgraduate agricultural university in Mexico and one of the most important in Latin America. It has over 300 PhD's in almost any discipline in agriculture. Currently there is a will to incorporate new tendencies in science like bioinformatics in which Antonio is involved. He will be leading the computer science side of it. But at the moment, he is working as a visiting scientist at the University of Houston's Bioinformatics Laboratory

 

Dev PrabhuDev Prabhu 1996

Dissertation:  Parallel Genetic Algorithms with Application to Image Processing

Location:  

Email:  prabhu@eecs.tulane.edu

Current Activities: 

 

Roy GeorgeRoy George 1991

Dissertation:  Uncertainty Management in Object-Oriented Databases

Location:  Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia

Email:  RGeorge@cau.edu

Web Site: http://www.cis.cau.edu/~rgeorge

Current Activities: Dr. George is the Chair (and Associate Professor) in Department of Computer Science, Clark Atlanta University. He is the Director of the Army Center for Research in Information Sciences and his areas of expertise are Data mining, knowledge management, Information Assurance and Soft Computing.

 

Adnan YaziciAdnan Yazici 1991

Dissertation:  Integrating Advanced Data Models for Large Knowledge-based Applications

Location:  Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara Turkey

Email:  yazici@ceng.metu.edu.tr

Web Site: http://www.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~yazici

Current Activities:  Dr. Yazici's current research interests include intelligent database systems, fuzzy database modeling, design and analysis of algorithms, indexing, spatio-temporal databases, multimedia and video databases, and wireless sensor network databases. Dr. Yazici has published more than 100 international technical papers and co-authored a book titled as Fuzzy Database Modeling (by Springer Verlag) and edited an LNCS on Computer and Information Sciences. He is Chair of the Dept. oc Computer Science and Engineering at METU.

He is a senior member of IEEE and has received one of the Young Investigator Awards bestowed by the Parlar Foundation, for the year 2001. In 2011, he was recognized with an IBM Faculty award. Beginning January 2016, he is an Associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He frequently serves as Chair or Program Chair of international conferences.

 

Jim BuckleyJim Buckley 1994

Dissertation:   A Fuzzy Database Approach to Handling Structured Textual Input with Uncertainty

Location:  University of Dayton-Dayton, Ohio

Email:  james.buckley@notes.udayton.edu

Web Site: http://homepages.udayton.edu/~jbuckley1

Current Activities:  Dr. Buckley has been Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Dayton for several years. His research corresponds to the general area of next generation databases. His current research deals with the conceptual design of a system that handles structured text with uncertainty. It involves the design of the software system between the application and the archival database. He defining clustering techniques for the data such that the number of retrievals will be minimized and accuracy of retrieval maximized.

 

Carol AnkenbrandtCarol Ankenbrandt 1990

Dissertation:  Time Complexity of Genetic Algorithms and Theory of Recombination Operators

Location:  

Email:  ankenbrandt@eecs.tulane.edu

Current Activities: 

 

Carol AnkenbrandtHarvi Sachar 1986

Dissertation:  Theoretical Aspects of Design and Retrieval from Similarity-based Relational Database Systems

Location:  

Email:  sachar@eecs.tulane.edu

http://www.siliconindia.com/profiles/Harvi-Sachar-XViv41d6.html

Current Activities: Dr. Sachar is founder and CEO of ITSquare.com. ITSquare.com Inc. has launched a Web exchange that enables companies to find independent software developers to whom to outsource their work-especially work with global requirements. Currently he is CEO of SiliconIndia (which he also founded.).

 

Xiaojing YuanXiaojing Yuan 2002

Thesis:   Application of evolutionary strategy for multi-scale feature identification

Location:  University of Houston

Email:  xyuan@Central.UH.EDU

Web Site: http://tech.uh.edu/faculty/yuan/

Current Activities:  After finishing her M.S. with me, Dr. Yuan completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a dissertation entitled, "Intelligent sensor model and real-time multi-sensor fusion: architecture and algorithm." Currently she is an Associate Professor in the College of Technology, University of Houston. She is director of a lab for intelligent sensors, ISGRIN. Representative projects include "Ubiquitous healthcare monitoring based on WSN" and "Testbed for smart sensors."

 

Carlos Coello-CoelloCarlos Coello-Coello 1999

Dissertation:   An Empirical Study of Evolutionary Techniques for Multiobjective Optimization in Engineering Design

Location:  Dept. of Computation, CINVESTAV-IPN (Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico)

Email:  ccoello@cs.cinvestav.mx

Web Site: http://delta.cs.cinvestav.mx/~ccoello/

Current Activities:  Carlos's major advisor was Adam Christensen. At CINVESTAV-IPN, Carlos launched the Evolutionary Computation Group. The main foci of his group are (1) Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization, (2) Constraint-Handling in Evolutionary Algorithms, and (3) Evolvable Hardware.

He is an IEEE Fellow. The citation reads, "for contributions to multi-objective optimization and constraint-handling techniques." In 2013 he was honored with the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and "... was one of the first scientists to investigate evolutionary multi-objective optimization ... ."

 

Zujia XuZujia Xu 2003

Thesis:   A Duality Probem in Support Vector Machines (SVMs) and DNA Sequence Classification SVMs

Location:  Dillard University

Email:  zxu@dillard.edu

Web Site:

Current Activities:  After finishing his M.S. with me, Dr. Xu completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Presently, he is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Dillard University and also is involved in rebuilding New Orleans via an import business through which he obtains building materials for homes.

 

Rocia Alba-FloresRocio Alba-Flores 1999

Dissertation:  On Optimal Tracking and Sliding Mode Control with applications to vibration quenching

Location:  Dept. of Electrical Engineering Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Email:  ralba@georgiasouthern.edu

Web Site: http://ceit.georgiasouthern.edu/electrical-engineering/faculty/dr-rocio-alba-flores/

Current Activities: While Dr. Alba-Flores worked as an RA in my lab, she completed her dissertation in Electrical Engineering under the direction of Dr. Enrique Barbieri.

As an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern, her research and teaching interests include robotics, signal and image processing, control systems, embedded systems and their applications, digital and analog circuit design.