DAC is home to high-profile research, garnering recognition within and beyond the data analytics community.
Our talented team has been recognized with many competitive research awards and featured in major news and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Boston Globe and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Edward Fox with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community.
In an announcement, the organization said, “An accomplished listee, Dr. Fox celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.”
Edward Fox, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and DAC faculty member, has been named a 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Fellow for his contributions to information retrieval and digital libraries. Click here to learn more about about his history of service at ACM.
2017 marks the 31st year for the international multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia, and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers, and workshops.
Left to Right (top), Mark Embree, Tanushree Mitra; (bottom) Srijan Sengupta, Jia-Bin Huang
The Discovery Analytics Center welcomes four new faculty this fall who will help lead Virginia Tech’s big data research and education efforts on campus.
“Data analytics is inherently interdisciplinary and our new faculty bring expertise that will bolster our strengths in matrix computations, statistical methodology for network data, computer vision, and information credibility as we strive to find data solutions to modern problems,” said Naren Ramakrishnan, the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Discovery Analytics Center.
DAC Ph.D. student, Zhiqian Chen, presenting his paper at ICDM 2017.
The Discovery Analytics Center was strongly represented at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in New Orleans, Nov. 18-21, with a number of accepted research papers by DAC faculty and students and DAC faculty serving on committees and panels.
Brian Goode focused on data-driven and process-driven approaches to create predictive models for six outcomes of 4,242 participants. He presented his work at the Fragile Families Challenge Scientific Workshop at Princeton University last week. Click here to read more about Brian’s award.
People walk through the Oculus at the World Trade Center in New York, June 16, 2017.
A Center for American Progress report on using open data standards to enhance the quality and availability of online job postings has highlighted the Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Commonwealth Consortium for Advanced Research and Statistics (CCARS) and its work with the Discovery Analytics Center at Virginia Tech to develop the Open Data, Open Jobs Initiative. The goal of the pilot was to capture and publish a real-time structured data feed of all online job postings in Virginia that would serve as a proof of concept.