I'm an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, with appointments in the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I joined the faculty in August 2013, after completing my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
I work in "network science", with a particular focus on multimodal/heterogeneous information networks. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning and databases and information retrieval.
I respond fairly quickly to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. I maintain an office in 353 Fitzpatrick Hall at Notre Dame, and I can sometimes be contacted with GTalk instant messenger system via email@example.com. You'll also find me on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, but I rarely check my accounts.
|Dec. 28, 2015||Paper with Baoxu Shi titled ``Scalable Models for Computing Hierarchies in Information Networks.'' accepted at Knowledge and Information Systems|
|Dec. 11, 2015||Received research support from Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateways Initiative. PhD students will spend a few months collaborating with Roma Tre researchers in 2016.|
|Dec. 8, 2015||Received research support renewal from Templeton Foundation and the KnolwedgeLab at the University of Chicago for our research on Concept Genesis and Natural Navigation.|
|Nov. 20, 2015||Gave invited talk titled Creation, Relation and Navigation in Knowledge Networks to the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.|
|Oct. 29, 2015||Paper with Salvador Aguinaga, Aditya Nambiar and Zuozhu Liu titled ``Concept Hierarchies and Human Navigation'' presented at IEEE International Conference on BigData in Santa Clara, CA. Oct 2015|
|Sept. 1, 2015||Paper with Maria Glenski titled ``Random Voting Effects in Social-Digital Spaces: A case study of Reddit Post Submissions'' presented at ACM Hypertext Conference at METU Cyprus|
|August 20, 2015||Paper with Rodrigo Palacios, Valter Crescenzi, Thomas Gottron and Paolo Merialdo titled ``Web Content Extraction - a Meta-Analysis of its Past and Thoughts on its Future.'' accepted to SIGKDD Exporlations|
|August 10, 2015||Paper with Corey Pennycuff titled ``Fast, Exact Graph Diameter Computation with Vertex Programming'' presented at SIGKDD Workshop on High Performance Graph Mining in Sydney, Australia|
|July 27-31, 2015||Attending MetaKnowledge Retreat in Monterry, CA|
|July 6, 2015||Attending ICML in Lille, France|
|June 22, 2015||Paper with R. Ryan McCune and Prof Gregory Madey titled ``Thinking Like a Vertex: a Survey of Vertex-Centric Frameworks for Distributed Graph Processing'' accepted to ACM Computing Surveys|
|June 1, 2015||Presenting at NetSci in Zaragoza, Spain.|
|May 11, 2015||Speaking at Air Force Office of Scientific Research Program Review at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.|
|April 27, 2015||Speaking at Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop at UIC Forum in Chicago.|
|April 17, 2015||Maria Glenski wins Kaneb Center Teaching Assistant Award.|
|April 2, 2015||Ryan McCune wins IBM PhD Fellowship.|
|March 30, 2015||Ryan McCune wins US AID Fellowship.|
|March 23, 2015||Attending MetaKnowledge Retreat at Univ of Chicago.|
|January 11, 2015||Attending International Symposium on Occupational Exposure to deliver keynote on Data Science for ALARA tasks.|