- Two new students of mine have been awarded PUR grants. They will be starting Summer 2014.Congratulations, Stephanie Gonthier and Matt Rogge!
- Students Rachel Ren and Liz Dwornik will be presenting their work at the Kalman Research Symposium on March 29, 2014.
- I will be teaching my data mining class again for this coming Fall 2014 semester. The course was very popular in Spring 2013. To address some questions I'm already receiving:
- The course has an official number now: CSCI 349
- I am reserving two rooms BRKI 164 (Computer Lab) and BRKI 166. The primary room will be 166. However, I'm holding several classes in the lab when we start using various tools required for the course.
- I am not screening enrollments this time, the course is open to students on a first come, first serve basis.
- CSCI 311 is a prerequisite. Students will be required to intimately understand and implement tree and graph based data structures, and understand their associated algorithms beyond what is taught in CSCI 204.
- I can not increase enrollment size.
- Yes, the course will be taught at 8am. Sorry! Please arrive with coffee for me. If there are extras, I'll share with the class.
- I work to improve the course each time I teach it. I can not guarantee what I will be using until the semester starts. However, as of right now, I plan to teach the course using the R programming language and the Weka machine learning / data mining software. I am currently investigating some other tools in Python which might prove quite useful.
- I still plan on using the Data Mining book by Han Kamber and Pei. Other material online will be used as needed.
- Charles Cole, '14, wins award at the annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He was awarded for his work on analyzing HIV genomic sequence data. He was one of three chosen for the award, out of 67 total submissions. (He also was recognized in the Daily Item!) Congratulations, Charles!
- Charles Cole and Brigitte Hofmeister are both presenting a poster for their work at ACM BCB 2013, in Washington DC. (Details are on my student research page.) Congratulations to both of them for great work this summer!
- Rachel Ren '15 was profiled on Bucknell's Facebook page on August 7, 2013, for her research she started with me this summer on protein contact map prediction. I look forward to more great work with Rachel this coming year.
- I gave a talk at the ASEE 2013 conference, titled, "Teaching Data Mining in the Era of Big Data." (Paper can be found here.) The conference was held this past late June, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.
Student Research Projects
For more information about current and former student research projects, please see my student research page.
Courses for Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
NOTE: I am on leave for research purposes for the entire academic year. I will be collaborating with colleagues at Geisinger Research in Danville, PA, as well as continuing my own endeavors with my research students here. I will be returning to teach in Fall, 2014.
- Bioinformatics projects are available each semester! I am looking
for solid computer science students with strong programming skills
to work on some interesting research projects in data mining, mostly
in bioinformatics. There are numerous opportunities for publication
or conference posters and/or presentations. An introductory background in biology (especially
molecular biology) is a plus, but not required. A solid background
in probability and statistical analysis is a plus. Tool development
projects will ideally culminate with delivery of a desktop or web
based application for public community use. All projects will
culminate with a paper or poster reporting results.
- Data mining projects - I'm interested in
working on other data mining projects outside of the bioinformatics
realm. If you have an idea, let's discuss it!
- My work
SCHEDULE is now available online.
Official office hours are posted on there. I encourage all students
to utilize them. If you can not make any of my office hours, e-mail
me for an appointment.
- Faculty profile on Bucknell's main site (released on Sept. 27, 2010):