News

Summer 2019: REU Student

It was great having Zach Cutler working with us at SCADS this summer as part of the REU Smart Environments program. Zach worked on a new version of RepeatAnalyzer, a web-based software tool for analysis and management of short sequence repeats in DNA/protein data.


Spring and Summery 2019: PhD Preliminary Exam

Congratulations to Helen, Tony and Yunshu on passing their respective PhD Preliminary Exams!
The exams happened on July 17 (for Helen), May 7 (for Tony) and April 26 (for Yunshu), all in 2019.

April 2019: PhD Defense

Sayan successfully defended his PhD.


March 2019 Competition Winner

Helen Catanese won the the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Elevating Mathematics Video Competition. Congratulations Helen!


November 2018: Master Thesis

Keyvan successfully defended her Master’s thesis.


October 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “A Signal-Level Transfer Learning Framework for Autonomous Reconfiguration of Wearable Systems” is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.


September 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Scalable Distributed Memory Community Detection Using Vite” is accepted in IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC ‘18).


August 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Analysis of University Fitness Center Data Uncovers Interesting Patterns, Enables Prediction” is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.


July 2018: PhD Defense 

Ramyar successfully defended his PhD.


April 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our papers titled “Personalized Human Activity Recognition using Wearables: A Manifold Learning-based Knowledge Transfer” and “Synthetic Sensor Data Generation for Health Applications: A Supervised Deep Learning Approach” are accepted in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC 2018).


February 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Multi-metric Graph Query Performance Prediction” is accepted in 23rd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2018).


January 2018: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Distributed Louvain Algorithm for Graph Community Detection” is accepted in IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2018).


December 2017: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Network Similarity Prediction in Time-evolving Graphs: A Machine Learning Approach” is accepted in 32nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Workshop on the Intersection of Graph Algorithms and Machine Learning (GraML 2018).


November 2017: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Co-infections with multiple genotypes of Anaplasma marginale in cattle indicate pathogen diversity” is accepted in the journal of “Parasites & Vectors”.


October 2017: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “A Closed-loop Deep Learning Architecture for Robust Activity Recognition using Wearable Sensors” is accepted in Big Data 2017.


September 2017: PhD Prelim Exam

Ramyar successfully defended his PhD preliminary exam on September 29, 2017.


July 2017: PhD Prelim Exam

Sayan successfully defended his PhD preliminary exam.


Fall 2017: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-04

I am offering a third edition of this course titled Introduction to Data Sciencee (CptS 483-04) in the the Fall 2017 semester. Visit the course website for syllabus and further information.


June 2017: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled Co-MEAL: Cost-Optimal Multi-Expert Active Learning Architecture for Mobile Health Monitoring is accepted in BCB’17.


May 2017: New Member

Skyler joined SCADS as an REU student for summer 2017.


July 2017: Master Thesis

Helen successfully defended her Master’s thesis.


January 2017: Poster Presentation

Helen, Ramyar, and Sayan each presented their poster at WSU GPSA Research Exposition.


January 2017: New Member

Keyvan Sasani joined SCADS as a new Master student.


October 2017: Paper Acceptance

Our paper titled “Transfer Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Configuration of Wearable Systems” is accepted in IEEE Big Data 2016.


RepeatAnalyzer News Story

We published our work on a new software tool, called RepeatAnalyzer, for analysing and managing short-sequence repeat data in the journal BMC Genomics in early June 2016. WSU covered the story in a press release posted on June 27. Several news outlets reported on the story since then. Here are some:

Puget Sound Business Journal
Technobahn
Science Daily
Infection Control Today
Becker’s Healthcare
Bioscience Technology
News Medical
Buffalo Breeze
Seattle Suntimes
Health Canal
Phys.org
Big News Network


Fall 2016: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-04

I am offering a second edition of this course titled Introduction to Data Sciencee (CptS 483-04) in the the Fall 2016 semester. Visit the course website for syllabus and further information.


Spring 2016: Elements of Network Science: CptS 580-06/EE 582-03

I am offering the second edition of this graduate level course titled Elements off Network Science (CptS 580-04/EE 582-03) in Spring 2016. See the course website for further information and details.


New Course in Fall 2015: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-06

I am offering a new undergraduate level course titled Introduction to Data Science (CptS 483-06) for the Fall 2015 semester. See the syllabus for course description and further information.


CSC16 scheduled to take place October 10-12, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

The Seventh SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing will be held in Albuquerque, NM from October 10 to 12, 2016. Visit the workshop site for more information.


New Course in Spring 2015: Elements of Network Science: CptS 580-06/EE 582-03

I am offering a new graduate level course titled Elements of Network Science (CptS 580-06/EE 582-03) for the Spring 2015 semester. See this flyer for further information and details.


Joined Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

I am excited to have joined Washington State University as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as of Fall 2014!


Looking for Students

At WSU, I am actively looking for motivated graduate students with strong interest in working in the research areas I pursue. If you would like to join my group, please send me an email containing a brief statement of interest, and CV and relevant test scores in an attachement.

I also welcome motivated undergraduate students who wish to gain some hands-on research experience. If that describes you, and you would like to work on a project in one of my research areas, please send me a brief email along with your resume.

Finally, if you already hold a PhD, and are interested in working with me as a postdoc for a short period, drop me an email expressing your interest.