Short Biography

zaiane        Osmar R. Zaïane (University of Alberta, Canada)
E-mail: zaiane @ cs.ualberta.ca
Web Page: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~zaiane/

Osmar R. Zaïane is a Professor in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Scientific Director of the Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning (AICML). Dr. Zaiane joined the University of Alberta in July of 1999. He obtained a Master's degree in Electronics at the University of Paris, France, in 1989 and a Master's degree in Computer Science at Laval University, Canada, in 1992. He obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 1999 under the supervision of Dr. Jiawei Han. His Ph.D. thesis work focused on web mining and multimedia data mining. He has research interests in data analytics, namely novel data mining algorithms, web mining, text mining, image mining, social network analysis, data visualization and information retrieval with applications in Health Informatics, e-Learning and e-Business. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed international conferences and journals, and taught on all six continents. Osmar Zaiane was from 2009 to 2012 the Secretary-Treasurer of the ACM SIGKDD (ACM Special Interest Group on Data Mining) which runs the world’s premier data science, big data, and data mining association and conference. He is also on the steering committee of many data mining conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Data Science and Advanced Analytics. He was the Associate Editor then Editor-inChief of the ACM SIGKDD Explorations from 2003 to 2010. He is also Associate Editor of the Knowledge and Information Systems, An International Journal, by Springer, and of the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery by Springer, as well as the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions He was the General co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining ICDM 2011. Osmar Zaiane received the ICDM Outstanding Service Award in 2009 and the 2010 ACM SIGKDD Service Award.


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Osmar R. Zaïane is a Professor in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Scientific Director of the Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning (AICML). Dr. Zaiane obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 1999. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed international conferences and journals. He is Associate Editor of many International Journals on data mining and data analytics and served as program chair and general chair for scores of international confreences in the field of knowledge discovery and data mining. Dr. Zaiane received numerous awards including the 2010 ACM SIGKDD Service Award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Mining, which runs the world’s premier data science, big data, and data mining association and conference.