Data Mining, Databases, and Geographical Information Systems

The ReaLSAT dataset is a comprehensive global dataset of lakes and reservoirs, tracking changes over the last 30+ years
Xiaowei Jia
Headshots of Vipin Kumar, George Karypis, and Yao-Yi Chiang
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Bridge over the Delaware River
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Bhavtosh Rath workflow diagram
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Research in this area explores efficient storage, retrieval, analysis, and visualization of data for analysis and pattern discovery. This encompasses a wide range of topics including improved indexing and query languages, data compression, multimedia storage and retrieval, data clustering, pattern matching, and high-dimensional data modeling. Specific research thrusts in the department include geographical databases, mapping models, anomaly and pattern detection, query processing, and spatial and scientific data mining for application domains like bioinformatics, cyber security, sensor networks, transportation, and the Web. This group has extensive connections with industry and national labs, providing a rich source of problems, datasets, and experience for students.

Faculty

Dan Boley
Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Data Science Director of Graduate Studies
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6-209 Keller Hall
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Yao-Yi headshot
Associate Professor
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5-191 Keller Hall
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George Karypis headshot
Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Office
483 Walter Library
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Vipin Kumar
Regents Professor, William Norris Land Grant Chair in Large-Scale Computing, ADC Data Science Initiative Director Chair
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5-225C Keller Hall
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Mohamed Mokbel headshot
Professor
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4-207 Keller Hall
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Shashi Shekhar headshot
Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor
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5-203 Keller Hall
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Jaideep Srivastava
Professor, Data Science Director of Undergraduate Studies
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5-209 Keller Hall
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Catherine Qi Zhao headshot
Associate Professor
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6-189 Keller Hall
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