Nicholas Joseph (Nick) Cercone, F’IEEE

Curriculum Vitae

September 2006

 

Personal

Born:                                18 December 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Current Address:          319 Runnymede Rd., Toronto, Ontario. M6S 2Y5

Telephone:                    ((home) or (416) 736-5051(office)

Fax:                                  (416) 736-5950

Email:                              ncercone@yorku.ca

 

Education

BS                             1968               The University of Steubenville (Engineering Science)

MS                            1970               The Ohio State University (Computer and Information Science)

Ph.D.                        1975               The University of Alberta (Computing Science)

 

Professional Experience

2006-     Professor and Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON.

2004-     Adjunct Professor. Computer Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi (Thailand)

2003-     Adjunct Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

2002-2006 Professor and Dean, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2002-     Adjunct Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

2002-     Academic Advisor, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

2000-01                Academic Consultant, Faculty of Science, Saltan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

1997-2002 Professor, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2001-2002  Visiting Professor. Computer Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thonburi (Thailand)

1997-2002  Professor and Chair, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Since assuming the Chair of Computer Science, we have added 28 bright new faculty members (from 1993-1997 Computer Science was unable to hire any new faculty). In addition new interdisciplinary programs have begun, including bioinformatics, healthcare informatics, digital media, and software engineering. I am most proud of the software engineering new degree program, which is administered jointly by Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. By putting the good of the students above all other concerns, Waterloo was able to join forces with the two most dynamic departments on campus despite belonging to different Faculties. Fund raising has been a big part of this position and we have worked hard on the Nortel, Bell, Bank of Nova Scotia, QNX, etc., who have benefited both Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Waterloo.

1997-     Adjunct Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

1997-1997  Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Regina SK.

1993-1997  Associate Vice-President Research & Dean of Graduate Studies, Univ. of Regina, Regina, SK. also International Liaison Officer and Technology Transfer Officer

In charge of three portfolios in Regina, each one was improved, reflected my particular biases. In four years 22 new international agreements were signed with foreign organizations, primarily universities and governments. Student exchanges flourished, especially from Asian and African students. The amount of grant funding nearly tripled at the University in four years, and in two of those years the University of Regina led the nation in the percentage increase of NSERC grants. I initiated the Center for Advanced Systems (CAS) and wrote a major installation proposal to NSERC that was funded to initiate the CAS as a reality. During that same period, nine new graduate programs were started, including six interdisciplinary programs, e.g., the new masters in manufacturing which combined expertise from the Engineering Faculty, Computer Science Department and the Faculty of Administration. Internal funding programs to seed projects were started and a special graduate student conference became a yearly event with Proceedings published.

1988-1995  Associate Member, Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

1987-1992  Director, Centre for Systems Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

As the initial Director of the Centre for Systems Science (CSS), with an annual budget of $3.2M, I developed the CSS infrastructure, programs, staff, and computing network support group into a successful broadly based research infrastructure for advanced systems research. The CSS applied its funds judiciously to leverage $25M in new funds into Simon Fraser researcher’s projects in a five-year period. By 1992 the CSS had 120 faculty members from five Faculties, focussed on interdisciplinary research in three broad areas: microelectronics, intelligent systems, and computing. Under my tutelage, the CSS helped to initiate the micromachining laboratory and the optical characterization laboratory at SFU. The CSS Scholarships were highly visible, as were the strategic initiative grants. The CSS also created 12 new faculty positions, six each in Engineering and Computer Science. The CSS provided computer infrastructure services to over 120 faculty and 200 graduate students. As Director, I was SFU’s representative to the BC Advanced Systems Institute (for whom I wrote their initial proposal). Although the CSS was established with Engineering and Science in mind, the entire University benefited from the breadth of programs and the quality of adjudication of internal fund programs.

1986-1987  Visiting Professor, University of Victoria British Columbia.

I spent one year visiting Computer Science at the University of Victoria at the request of Eric Manning, the new Dean of Engineering. Eric had requested that I help him to establish the Laboratory for Automation, Communication and Information Research (LACIR) and the move of Computer Science into Engineering. I wrote several proposals for UVictoria to help accomplish these items.

1985-1995  Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

1980-1985  Associate Professor & Chair, Computing Science, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, B C.

During this term as Chair, I helped to evolve the Computer Science Program into the School of Computing Science. We increased the School to 28 faculty from 7 faculty and also the overall personnel to 42 people (from 18). We developed a strong program in digital systems design at this time in computing science. Together with Gord McCalla, we initiated and edit the international journal Computational Intelligence, initially published by the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) and now by Blackwell’s, Publisher. I began to take on national roles, as president of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Society (CSCSI/SCEIO) and as president of the Canadian Society for 5th Generation Research.

1980-1980  Visiting Associate Professor, Math & Computing, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, N.Y.

I was selected to chair computing science in 1980 and took a leave for one semester to develop a long-range plan for the department. I visited Rensselaer and helped them to develop a graduate program, taught engineers programming, and helped Rensselaer to develop their curriculum.

1976-1980  Assistant Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

I became the fifth faculty member in the then new computer science program at Simon Fraser. Initially I taught six courses per year and developed the curriculum. In my second year I developed the graduate program, both the masters and doctoral proposals.

1975-1976  Assistant Professor, Math & Computer Science, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA.

Old Dominion hired its initial five computer scientists in 1975 with students entering their 4th year and expecting computer science degrees. The new faculty, myself included, set about to revising the curriculum in the month before Fall classes began in order to maximize the academic program of the existing students. I was called upon to design curriculum and teach new courses for new Computer Science program. I initiated a reading room and a technical reports series.

1972-1975  Ph.D. Student & Instructor, Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.  

Granted another study leave from IBM to pursue a Ph.D. in computing science, I enrolled primarily as a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta and taught data structures courses.

1971-1972  Instructor, Systems Development, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York.  

Returning to IBM after a two year’s leave of absence to pursue my masters, I was reassigned to IBM education and taught and developed File and Data structures courses including Job Control Language (JCL), Internal Operating System (OS) Logic, logic design, etc. Typically IBM Systems engineers took these courses. From time to time I was sent to Burlington, Vermont to teach specialized design courses to IBM circuit designers (prior to VLSI technology).

1970-1971  Lecturer, Computer & Information Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

After completing my masters in computer and information science, with nearly a year remaining on my two year IBM leave of absence, I was asked and taught and developed upper level undergraduate systems and programming courses, including operating systems and systems programming, for the Ohio State University. At the same time I was employed half time in the Ohio State University Computer Center and was responsible for consulting services to other University customers, e.g., agricultural engineers would seek my advice on program requirements and documentation.

1969-1970  Programmer, Systems Development, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York.

After spending 3 months in IBM programmer training, I wrote design automation programs for IBM’s Engineering Information Systems (EIS) Project for nearly one year. This project employed 145 programmers and designers and I worked on it for the third of its six years lifetime. I distinguished myself by becoming the first programmer to successfully navigate all seven EIS subsystems, which were constantly under revision, thus illustrating “proof of concept” to the chief designer and his design team. I was responsible for implementing the dependency selection section of the system, which permitted IBM computer engineers to specialize versions of the IBM System 360-model xx for particular requirements for individual customers.

1965-1968  Junior Designer, Peter F. Loftus Consulting Engineers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Each summer for four months I returned to Peter Loftus to work as a junior designer (internship). Essentially I was a draftsman and drew design layouts for structural steel fabrication, mechanical piping layouts, concrete and asphalt designs for buildings, and electrical layouts. Although my drawings were checked by a senior design engineer, I was encouraged to test designs of my own from time to time, e.g., I designed a brake for an elevator for a 28 story building to stop the elevator in the event of a free fall. [My design was significantly modified before putting it into use]. I enjoyed this work and got on well with the resident architects and engineers, especially my supervisor, Red Rohrs.

Note: Throughout my career, research engagement and research supervision have played an important role. I have produced over 300 refereed publications, graduated over 60 graduate students under my direct supervision, including 16 Ph.D. students, and have been involved on numerous national and international program committees as chair, member, steering committee member, etc. The most recent projects for which I have been involved as research director are listed below; all of them have involved significant industrial participation. Work of these projects have been supported by over $15M of research grant or research contract funding. I have consulted to Boeing Corporation, Open Text Corporation, Showbase Media, Rogers Cablesystems, SaskTel, Knowledge-Junction Systems Inc., Glaxo-Wellcome Inc. and others.

Professionally I have also held positions of influence on NSERC committees (often as a site visit chair) including grant selection committees. I served twice on the Steacie committee, CFI & CRC committees, NRCC articulation committees, the Genome Assessment of Technology Committee, the CANARIE Board, theme coordinator and project leader of the IRIS NCE, various United States NSF Committees, and so on. I have become involved in numerous national and international activities, serve on half a dozen editorial boards, and have served on numerous Provincial and Federal committees. Most fondly, I think of myself as a teacher and faculty member at Dalhousie University.

Professional Societies

IEEE                                   Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Fellow

ACM                                Association for Computing Machinery - member

ACL                                  Association for Computational Linguistics - member

ALLC                                Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing - member

AAAI                                American Association for Artificial Intelligence - member

CSCSI/SCEIO                 Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence  (Pres1982/4)

CSFGR/SCRSCG           Canadian Society for 5th Generation Research  (President 1985/90)

CACS/AIC                      Canadian Association of Computer Science  (Founding President 1991-1994)

TCDE                                IEEE Tech. Cmte. on Data Engineering  (Vice President 1991-1997)

ICDM                               IEEE Steering Committee Data Mining (2000- )

TCCI                                 IEEE Tech. Cmte on Computational Intelligence, Steering Committee (2001-)

WI/IAT                             IEEE Steering Cmte. on Web Intelligence. Intelligent Agent Technology (2003-)

RSFDGrC                        Advisory Board (2003-)

Research and Teaching Interests

Artificial Intelligence (including automated natural language understanding, computational linguistics, and knowledge representation); Knowledge-Based Systems (including knowledge discovery, data analysis and data mining), Human-Machine Interfaces (including natural language and multimedia interfaces)

Research Projects

My primary research objectives include: (1) learning, knowledge discovery (KDD), data mining and analysis, and KDD visualization, and (2) design and implementations of natural language (NL) and multimodal interfaces to databases and information systems. Secondary research objectives include: (1) developing formal representations for automated NL understanding (NLU); (2) classification and rule induction from large datasets; (3) machine translation architectures using HPSGs; (4) natural language access to internet search engines; (5) inferential modeling for knowledge-based systems; and (6) automatic generation of coherent NL discourse.

SYSTEMX, our prototype natural language interface (English to SQL translator) to relational databases resulted in several state-of-the-art advances. These advances include design and implementation of an HPSG parser for multiple domains, inheritance reasoning for HPSG, learning of semantic & syntactic information through dialog, computing & utilizing correct navigation (join path) information during interface usage, and portability. We stimulate “technology transfer” with Rogers Cablesystems Ltd. (customer service), Environment Canada (information holdings), SaskTel (marketing) and NSERC (grants information database). We applied SYSTEMX technology in cooperation with Sask Health; this collaboration resulted in the HERMES database interface to a simulated Sask health database.

HERMES is a Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) based natural language interface (NLI) for ad-hoc queries on a medical database. HPSG is a syntactical based grammatical formalism that unifies a phrase into a single meaning. NLIDB (natural language interface to a database) for medical databases. This interface is named Hermes. This is in recognition of both his ability as a messenger between gods and mortals and for his staff, the cadecus, that is used as a symbol by the medical profession. This system strives to improve the communication between the user and the database. The present Hermes system is implemented in a SGI IRIX environment to access the medical database designed by Weidong Yu.

DBLEARN, our initial database learning system, performs knowledge discovery in databases. Using attribute-oriented induction with set-oriented database operations, we extract generalized data from databases. An attribute-oriented concept tree ascension technique is applied in generalization, substantially reducing the computational complexity of database learning processes. Characteristic, discrimination, association, and statistical (evolution) rules can be discovered using this approach. DBDISCOVER improved the efficiency of DBLEARN 1000-fold and has been transferred to industry (Rogers Cablesystems, Paradigm, Showbase & SaskTel).

DBROUGH further refines the data mining capabilities by applying rough sets technology to the final generalized relation (from DBLEARN) and, without loss of information, further reduces the final generalized relation. GRG (generalize, reduce, generate) amalgamates the best of DBDISCOVER and DBROUGH. We plan to augment and integrate the DBLEARN family with SYSTEMX.

Machine translation has fascinated and frustrated researchers for over 50 years. Recent successes in statistical, nonlinguistic and hybrid systems have given hope that we will not be confined to the traditional direct, transfer and intralingual approaches that have dominated in the past. We provide an approach from computer science methodology: generate and repair machine translation. (GRMT).

GRMT comprises three phases: Analysis Lite MT, Translation Candidate Interpretation (TCI) and Repair and Iterate (RI). ALMT generates translation candidates (TC) by considering syntactic and semantic differences between language pairs without performing any sophisticated analysis. This ensures that the TC can be generated quickly, simply and efficiently. Next, the system interprets the TC to see if it retains the meaning of the SL. If so, that TC will be considered a translation. If not, that TC will be repaired based on the diagnosis indicated in the TCI phase.. Subsequently the repaired TC will be re-interpreted to determine if it still has a different meaning from the SL. These two processes iterate until the TC conveys the same meaning as the SL. The TCI and RI stages ensure the accuracy of the translation result.  They also guarantee translation accuracy.

GRMT treats SL and TL separately and is aware of differences between languages. Thus, if languages can be grouped according to various characteristics, e.g., auxiliary verb, continuous tenses, passive voice, etc., which they have in common, then the translation between groups can be performed more simply by GRMT. For example: Group 1 consists of English, French and Spanish, Group 2 consists of Chinese, Japanese and Thai. To perform the translation between these two groups, the transfer approach requires six SL analyzers, six TL generations and 18 sets of transfer rules while GRMT requires six SL TCIs, six TL TCIs and 2 sets of constraint applications. 

ELEM2 is a rule induction and classification system that induces decision rules from a set of observed data and classifies new examples by applying the induced rules. ELEM2 is distinguished from other rule induction systems in that it employs several new strategies in the induction and classification processes. ELEM2 uses a new heuristic function for evaluating attribute-value pairs in the induction process. The function reflects the degree of relevance of an attribute-value pair to a target concept and leads to selection of the most relevant pairs for formulating rules. ELEM2 handles inconsistent training examples by defining an unlearnable region of a concept based on the probability distribution of that concept in the training data. The unlearnable region is used as a stopping criterion for the concept learning process, which resolves conflicts without removing inconsistent examples before rule induction. ELEM2 employs a new rule quality measure for the purpose of handling imperfect data by post-pruning generated rules. The measure is defined according to the relative distribution of a rule with respect to positive and negative examples and is chosen from four alternatives that represent different kinds of distributions. Experiments to evaluate ELEM2 compared ELEM2 with two standard rule induction methods, C4.5 and CN2, on both artificial and real-world datasets. Our results show that ELEM2 produces better classification accuracies than C4.5 and CN2 on most of the tested datasets. We are actively engaged in technology transfer of ELEM2 with Knowledge Junction Systems Inc.

ELEM2-CBR is a learning and problem solving system that integrates rule induction and case-based reasoning. ELEM2-CBR employs a new weighting method, called relevance weighting, to assess similarities between cases. Relevance weighting method makes use of rule induction results to assign weights to attribute-value pairs of the query case. Cases in the case base can be ranked according to their probability of relevance to the new case. ELEM2-CBR performs both classification and numeric prediction under a mixed paradigm of rule-based and case-based reasoning. We applied ELEM2-CBR to water demand prediction. Results from this application compared favorably with results from a time series prediction method.

HYRIS (Hybrid Rough Set Intelligent System Architecture for Survival Analysis) is a comprehensive intelligent system for survival data analysis. HYRIS circumvents two challenges for survival analysis. HYRIS performs survival data analysis with consideration of censor variables, hypothesis testing and reducts/probe reducts that are original in our study.

 

Our research with HPSG parsers and with KDD is considered pioneering work in both areas (KDD Newsletter). We were among the initial research teams to become involved in the development of the theory of both. Primary and secondary research activity described facilitates some of our IRIS NCE, NSERC Strategic grant, CITO grant and industrial contract and more applied research activity.

Publications

Books

Cercone, N. (ed.) (1983) Computational Linguistics. Permagon Press, Oxford, U.K. ISBN 0-08-030253-X, 245 pps.

Cercone, N., and McCalla, G. (eds.) (1987) The Knowledge Frontier: Essays in the Representation of Knowledge. Springer-Verlag, Symbolic Computation Series, New York, ISBN 3-540-96557-2, 552 pps.

Cercone, N., and Gardin, F. (eds.) (1991) Computational Intelligence, III. North-Holland, Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-89118-8, 325 pps.

Wu, Xu, Ichikawa, Tadao, and Cercone, Nick (1996) Knowledge-Based Assisted Database Retrieval Systems. World Scientific Publishers, Singapore, ISBN 981-02-1850-8, 232 pps.

Lin, T. Y., and Cercone, Nick (eds.) (1997) Rough Sets and Data Mining: Analysis of Imprecise Data. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 436 pps.

Liu, J., Liu, C., Klusch, M., Zhong, N., Cercone, N. (eds.) (2003) Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2003), IEEE Computer Society Press, California, USA.

 

Papers Appearing in Refereed Journals

1.   Cercone, N. (1975) The Nature and Computational Use of a Meaning Representation for Word Concepts. American J. of Computational Linguistics 2, AJCL Microfiche 34, 64-81.

2.   Cercone, N. (1978) Morphological Analysis and Lexicon Design for Natural Language Processing. Computers and the Humanities 11, 235-258.

3.   Cercone, N., and Mercer, R. (1980) Design of Lexicons in Some Natural Language Systems. Journal of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing 1, 37-51.

4.   Cercone, N. (1981) Some Problems in Representing Grammatical Modifiers. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 4, 357-368.

5.   Cercone, N, Krause, M., and Boates, J. (1983) Minimal and Almost Minimal Perfect Hash Function Search with Application to Nat. Lang. Lexicon Design. Computers and Mathematics 9(1), 215-232.

6.   McCalla, G, & Cercone, N. (1983) Approaches to Knowledge Representation. IEEE Computer 16(10), 12-18.

7.   Cercone, N., and Goebel, R (1984) Data Bases and Knowledge Representation for Literary and Linguistic Studies. Computers and the Humanities 17(3), 121-138.

8.   Cercone, N., and McCalla, G. (1984) Artificial Intelligence: Underlying Assumptions and Basic Objectives. American Journal for Information Science 35(5), 280-290.

9.   McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1984) Artificial Intelligence: A National Synopsis. INFOR 22(4), 299-302.

10.  McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1985) Techniques and Issues in the Design of Applied Artificial Intelligence Systems. Computers and Mathematics 11(5), 421-430.

11.  Cercone, N., and Murchison, C. (1985) Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Literary Research: An Invitation to Discuss Design Specifications. Computers & the Humanities 19(4), 235-243.

12.  Cercone, N., Boates, J., and Krause, M. (1985) An Interactive System for Finding Perfect Hash Functions. IEEE Software 2(6), 38-55.

13.  Strzalkowski, T., and Cercone, N. (1986) A Framework for Computing Extra Sentential References. Computational Intelligence 2(4), NRCC, 159-180.

14.  Hafer, L., Cercone, N., McLaughlin, G., and Murchison, C. (1987) A Contemporary Design for an Academic Computing Facility. IEEE Transactions on Education E-30(3), 174-185.

15.  Cercone, N. (1987) Finding & Applying Perfect Hash Functions. Applied Mathematics Letters 1(1), 25-29.

16.  Cercone, N., (1987) Knowledge Representation: An Overview. Indian Journal of Technology 25, 521-543.

17.  Kao, M., Cercone, N., and Luk, W.S. (1988) Providing Quality Responses with Natural Language Interfaces: the Null Value Problem. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 14(7) July, 959-984.

18.  Cercone, N., and Krause, M. (1989) An Informal Analysis of Perfect Hash Function Search. Applied Mathematics Letters 2(3), 287-292.

19.  Strzalkowski, T. and Cercone, N. (1989) Non Singular Concepts in Natural Language Discourse. Computational Linguistics 15(4), 171-187.

20.  Cai, Y., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1991) Learning in Relational Databases: An Attribute Oriented Approach. Computational Intelligence 7(3), NRCC, 119-132.

21.  Cercone, N., Goebel, R., de Haan, J., and Schaeffer, S., (1992) The ECO Family Summary, Special Issue of Computers and Mathematics on Semantic Networks, F. Lehmann (ed.), 23(2-5), 95-132.

22.  Pattabhiraman, T., and Cercone, N. (1991) Introduction to the Special Issue on Natural Language Generation. Computational Intelligence 7(4), NRCC, 199-206.

23.  Kuttner, E., Havens, W., and Cercone, N. (1992) Processing Natural Language with Schema Constraint Networks. Computers and Mathematics, 24(11), 3-10.

24.  Cercone, N., and Pattabhiraman, T. (1992) Introduction to the Special Issue on Natural Language Generation (continued). Computational Intelligence 8(1), Blackwell’s Pub., 72-76.

25.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1993) Data Driven Discovery of Quantitative Rules in Relational Databases. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 5(1), 29-41.

26.  Cercone, N., Han, J., McFetridge, P., Popowich, F., Cai, Y., Fass, D., Groeneboer, C., Hall, G., and Huang, Y. (1994) SystemX and DBLearn: easily getting more from your Relational Database. invited for Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, F. Golshani (ed.), 1(4), 311-339.

27.  Cercone, N., and McCalla, G. (1994) Ten years of Computational Intelligence. Computational Intelligence 10(4), Blackwell’s Pub., 1-6.

28.  Xiang, Y., Wong, M., and Cercone, N. (1995) Quantification of Uncertainty in Classification Rules Discovered from Databases, Computational Intelligence 11(2), Blackwell’s, 427-441.

29.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1995) Learning in Relational Databases: A Rough Set Approach, Computational Intelligence 11(2), Blackwell’s Pub., 323-338.

30.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N., and Shan, N. (1995) A Rough Set Approach to Compute All the Maximal Generalized Rules from Databases, Journal of Computing and Information (special issue from - 6th Int. Conference on Computing and Information - ICCI'94) 1(1), 1078-1089.

31.  Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1995) Knowledge Engineering for a Process Design Domain. International Journal of Expert Systems: Research and Applications 8(1), 47-76.

32.  Wu, X., Cercone, N., and Ichikawa, T. (1995) A Knowledge-Based System for Generating Informative Responses to Indirect Database Queries. Intelligent Information Systems 5, Kluwer Academic, 5-23.

33.  Han, J., Cai, Y., Cercone, N. and Huang, Y. (1995) Discovery of Data Evolution Regularities in Large Databases. Journal of Computer and Software Engineering (a special issue on Methodologies and Tools for Intelligent Information Systems), 3(1), 41-69.

34.  Shan, N., Hamilton,H. and Cercone, N. (1996) GRG: Knowledge and Discovery Using Information Generalization, Information Reduction, and Rule Generation, special issue of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools 5(1&2), 99-112.

35.  Han, J., Huang, Y., Cercone, N. and Fu, Y. (1996) Intelligent Query Answering by Knowledge Discovery Techniques. IEEE Trans on Knowledge and Data Engineering 8(3), 373-390.

36.  An, A., Shan, N., Chan, C., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1996) Discovering Rules from Data for Water Demand Prediction. Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 9(6), Pergamon, Elsevier Science Ltd., 645-654.

37.  Wu, X., and Cercone, N. (1996) A graphical User-Interface for Knowledge Discovery in Databases. International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 9(6), Pergamon, Elsevier Science Ltd., 691-700.

38   Y. Xiang, S.K.M. Wong and N. Cercone,  (1997) A ‘Microscopic’ Study of Minimum Entropy Search in Learning Decomposable Markov Networks, Machine Learning 26, 65-92.

39.  An, A., Chan, C., & Cercone, N. (1997) An Application of Knowledge Discovery Techniques for Prediction of Consumption for Water-Supply Network Control, IEEE Expert , 72-78.

40.  Hilderman, R., Carter, C., Hamilton, H., and Cercone, N.,  (1998) Mining Association Rules from Market Basket Data Using Share Measures and Characterized Itemsets, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools 7(2),189-220.

41.  Cercone, N., An, A., and Chan, C. (1999) Rule Induction and Case-Based Reasoning: Hybrid Architectures appear Advantageous, IEEE  Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 11(1), 166-174.

42.  Naruedomkul, K., Cercone, N. , and Sirinaovakul, B. (1999) English-Thai Translation: Initial Experiments with a Multiphase Translation Sys., Computational Intelligence 15(2), 128-151.

43.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1999) Data Mining via Discretization, Generalization and Rough Set Feature Extraction, Knowledge and Information Systems: An Int. Journal 2(2), 33-60.

44.  Hilderman, R.J., Hamilton, H.J., and Cercone, N. (1999) Data Mining in Large Databases Using Domain Generalization Graphs, J. of Intelligent Information Systems 13, 195-234.

45.  Huang, X., Robertson, S.E., Cercone, N., and An, A. (2000) Probability-based Chinese Text Processing and Retrieval, Computational Intelligence, 552-569.

46.  Han, J., and Cercone, N. (2000) Visualizing The Process Of Knowledge Discovery, J of Electronic Imaging,  special issue on Visualization & Data Analysis (Edward R. Dougherty; Ed.), SPIE Journals, 404-420).

47.  An, A., and Cercone, N. (2001) Rule Quality Measures for Rule Induction Systems: Description and Evaluation, Computational Intelligence, 17(3), 409-424.

48.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (2001) Discovering Maximal Generalized Decision Rules Through Horizontal and Vertical Data Reduction, Computational Intelligence, 17(4), 685-702.

49.  Naruedomkul, K., and Cercone, N. (2002) Generate and Repair Machine Translation, Computational Intelligence, 18(3), 254-270.

50.  Abou-Asseleh, T., and Cercone, N., (2003) Relaxed Unification – Proposal, Applied Mathematics Letters, Elsevier-Science, New York, 747-751.

51.  Cercone, N., Hou, J., Kešelj, V., An, A. Naruedomkul, K., and Hu, X.  (2002) Computational Intelligence to Web Intelligence, IEEE Computer, 35(11), 72-76.

52.  Wang, Y., and Cercone, N. (2002) Fast Searches In A Recommendation Session, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Elsevier Science Ltd., 1265-1274.

53   Xiang, Y., Lee, J., and Cercone, N. (2004) Parameterization of Pseudo-independent Models, special issue of International Journal of Intelligent Systems IJIS, 749-768).

54.  Xiang, Y., An,X., and Cercone, N. (2003) Simulation of Graphical Models for Multiagent Probabilistic Inference, SIMULATION: Transactions of Society for Modeling and Simulation International 79 (10), 545-567.

55.  Kešelj, V., and Cercone, N. (2003) A graph unification machine for NL parsing, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 46 (2003) 393-419

56.  Huang, X., Peng, F., Schuurmans, D., Cercone, N., and Robertson, S. (2003). Applying Machine Learning to Text Segmentation for Information Retrieval, Journal of Information Retrieval, Kluwer Pubs., 6(3), 333-362.

57.  Wu, X., Yu, P., Piatetsky-Shapiro, G., Cercone, N., Lin, T.Y., Kotagiri, R. and Wah, B. (2003) Data Mining: How Research meets Practical Development, Knowledge and Information Systems 5(2), 248-261.

58.  Han, J., Hu, X. and Cercone, N. (2003) A visualization model of interactive knowledge discovery systems and its implementations, Information Visualization 2: 105-125.

59.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (2004) A Data Warehouse/OLAM Framework for Web Usage Mining and Business Intelligence Reporting, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 585-606.

60.  Xiang., Y., Lee, J., and Cercone, N. (2004) Towards Better Scoring Metrics For Pseudo-Independent Models, International Journal of Intelligent Systems IJIS, 749-768.

61.  An, A., Huang, Y., Huang, X., and Cercone, N. (2004)  Feature Selection with Rough Sets for Web Page Classification. Transactions on Rough Sets II (Peters, J. et al., Eds.), Springer, 1-13.

62.  Pattaraintakorn , P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005) Rule Learning: Ordinal Prediction based on Rough Sets and Soft-Computing, Applied Mathematics Letters, Elsevier-Science, New York, to appear.

63.  Narupiyakul, L., Khumya, A., Sirinaovakul, B., and Cercone, N. (2005) A Stochastic Knowledge-Based Text to Speech System, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, 42, Elsevier Science Ltd., 1-16.

64.  Li, Jiye and Cercone, N. (2006) Introducing a rule importance measure, Transactions on Rough Sets, Springer, to appear.

65.  Pattaraintakorn, P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2006) Hybrid Rough Sets Intelligent System Architecture for Survival Analysis, Transactions on Rough Sets, Springer to appear.

66.  Keselj, V. and Cercone, N. (2006) A Formal Approach to Subgrammar Extraction for NLP. Applied Mathematics Letters, Elsevier Science, to appear.

67.  Li, J. and Cercone, N. (2006) Discovering and Ranking Important Rules, Journal of Intelligent Systems special issue (T.Y. Lin & J. Han, eds),  (to appear).

68.  Nuntiyagul, A. and Cercone, N. (2006) A Keyword Selection Method for Item Bank Text Categorization, Computational Intelligence, special issue of best of Pacling, Blackwells, (to appear).

 

Editorships of Journals

1.   Cercone, N. (Editor-in-chief) for Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer, 2004-  .

2.   Cercone, N., and McCalla, G., co-editors, Computational Intelligence, an International Journal published by the National Research Council of Canada from 1984-1991 and by Blackwell's of Oxford from 1992-2002.

3.   Ling, C., and Cercone, N. (guest editors) for MINING THE WEB Special Issue of International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, 13(4), 2002

4.   Special issue on Web Intelligence (WI) for Computational Intelligence, An International Journal, Blackwell Publishers (2002) (Guest editors: Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu, Yiyu Yao, and Nick Cercone)

5.   Special issue on Rough Sets, Data Mining, and Granular Computing for Computational Intelligence An International Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, Blackwell Publishers (2001) (Guest editors: Andrzej Skowron, Nick Cercone, and Ning Zhong)

6.   Cercone, N., and Tsuchiya, M., guest editors, Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering on Learning and Discovery in Knowledge-Based Databases, 5(6), 1993.

7.   Pattabhiraman, T., and Cercone, N., guest editors, Special Issue of Computational Intelligence on Natural Language Generation, 7(4), November, 1991 and carrying over into 8(1), February, 1992.

8.   Cercone, N., and McCalla, G., guest editors, Special Issue of the International Journal of Computers and Mathematics on Practical Artificial Intelligence Systems, 11(5), May, 1985.

9.   McCalla, G., & Cercone, N., guest editors, Special Issue of IEEE Computer on Knowledge Representation, 16(10), 1983.

10.  Cercone, N. guest editor, Special Issue of the International Journal of Computers and Mathematics on Computational Linguistics, 9(1), January, 1983.

Book Articles

1.   Schubert, L., Cercone, N., and Goebel, R. (1979) The Structure and Organization of a Semantic Net for Comprehension and Inference. in Associative Networks: Representation and Use of Knowledge by Machine, N. Findler (ed), Academic Press, New York, 121-175.

2.   Cercone, N. (1980) The Representation and Use of Knowledge in an Associative Network for the Automatic Comprehension of Natural Language. invited essay for Natural Language Based Computer Systems, L Bolc (ed), Carl Hanser Verlag, Muchen, 121-207.

3.   Cercone, N., and Goebel, R. (1981) Approaches to Knowledge Representation. invited for Empirical Semantics, B. Rieger (ed), Brockmeyer, Bochum Pubs., West Germany, 92-138.

4.   Cercone, N, and McCalla, G. (1986) Accessing Knowledge Through Natural Language. Invited chapter for M.Yovits 25th Anniversary Issue Advances in Computers series, Academic Press, 1-99.

5.   Cercone, N., and McCalla, G. (1987) What is Knowledge Representation. The Knowledge Frontier: Essays in the Representation of Knowledge. N. Cercone and G. McCalla (eds), Springer-Verlag, 1-43.

6.   Reghbati, H., and Cercone, N. (1987) On Representational Aspects of VLSI-CADT Systems. The Knowledge Frontier: Essays in the Representation of Knowledge. N. Cercone and G. McCalla (eds), Springer-Verlag, 451-470.

7.   McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1988) Artificial Intelligence in Canada: A Review, Readings from the AI Magazine, Robert Englemore (ed.), AAAI, Menlo Park, California, 603-612.

8.   Cercone, N., Hall, G., Joseph, S., Kao, M., Luk, W., McFetridge, P., and McCalla, G. (1990) Natural Language Interfaces: Introducing SystemX. Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Software Engineering. T. Oren (ed), JAI Press, Greenwich, Conn., 169-250.

9.   Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1990) Discovery of Quantitative Rules from Large Databases, in Z.W. Ras and M. Zemankova (eds.) Methodologies for Intelligent Systems 5, North Holland, 157-165.

10.  McFetridge, P., and Cercone, N. (1991) Installing an HPSG Parser in a Modular Natural Language Interface, Computational Intelligence III, North Holland, Amsterdam, 169-178.

11.  Cai, Y., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1991) Attribute Oriented Induction in Relational Databases, in G. P. Shapiro (ed.) Knowledge Discovery  in Databases, AAAI Press, 213-228.

12.  Cercone, N., McFetridge, P., Hall, G., and Groeneboer, C. (1991) An unnatural natural language interface. Research in Humanities Computing, Hockey, S. and Ide, N (eds), Oxford Univ. Press, 285-306, also appearing in 16th ALLC/9th ICCH, Toronto.

13.  Vogel, C., Popowich, F., and Cercone, N. (1993) Logic-Based Inheritance Reasoning. Prospects for Artificial Intelligence. A. Sloman, et al. (eds.), IOS Press, Burke VA.

14.  Cercone, N., Joseph, S., Kao, M., Luk, W., and McCalla, G. (1994) A Knowledge-Based Approach to Providing Quality Responses from and Eliminating Unnecessary Database Accesses to Relational Databases with Natural Language Interfaces. Advances in Computing in the Humanities. E. Nissan (ed), JAI Press.

15.  Cercone, N. McFetridge, P., Han, J. and Popowich, F. (1994) Human-Computer Interfaces: DBLEARN and SystemX. Rough Sets Workshop, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing series, W. Ziarko (ed), 32-43.

16.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1994) An Attribute-Oriented Rough Set Approach for Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Rough Sets Workshop, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing, W. Ziarko (ed), 90-99.

17.  Xiang, Y., Wong, M., and Cercone, N. (1994) Quantifying Uncertainty of Knowledge Discovered from Databases, Rough Sets Workshop, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing series, W. Ziarko (ed), 63-73.

18.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1996) Generation of Multiple Knowledge from Databases Based on Rough Set Theory, Rough Sets and Data Mining: Analysis of Imprecise Data. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 109-122.

19.  Cercone, N., Hamilton, H., Hu, X., and Shan, N. (1996) Data Mining Using Attribute-Oriented Generalization and Information Reduction, Rough Sets and Data Mining: Analysis of Imprecise Data. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 199-228.

20.  Cercone, N., and Hamilton, H. (1999) Database Mining, Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4, Wiley Interscience, 576-604.

21.  Cercone, N., and Naruedomkul, K. (1999) Natural Language Processing, Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering x, Wiley Interscience, 397-432.

22.  Mahalingam, G., and Cercone, N. (1999) Finding Information Easily is Important for e-Business!, Data Warehousing and Data Mining for  Electronic Commerce  W. Kou (ed.), IBM Press, 135-168).

23.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (2002) A Generalized Rough Set Model for Data Mining, to appear in a Kluwer Book edited by T.Y. Lin and Y. Yao.

24.  Han, J., Cercone, N., and Hu, X. (2002) Data Mining and Visualization of (Association) Rules, to appear in a Kluwer Book edited by T.Y. Lin and Y. Yao.

25.  Cercone, N., Hou, J., Kešelj, V., An, A. and Naruedomkul, K. (2002) From Computational to Web Intelligence. Selected topics in Computing and Information Sciences, Misra, J.C. (ed.), Computing and Information Sciences: Recent Trends, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 162-177.

26.  An, A., Huang, Y., Huang, X., and Cercone, N. (2003). Feature Selection with Rough Sets for Web Page Classification, Rough Set and Fuzzy Set Theories, to appear.

 

Papers Appearing in Refereed Conference Proceedings

1.   Cercone, N., and Schubert, L. (1975) Toward a State-Based Conceptual Representation. 4th IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), Tbilisi, USSR, 83-91.

2.   Cercone, N. (1977) Representing Adjectives and Adverbs. 5th IJCAI, Cambridge, Mass. 139-140.

3.   Cercone, N. (1977) A Heuristic Morphological Analyzer for Natural Language Understanding Programs. IEEE Compsac, Chicago, Illinois, 676-682.

4.   Goebel, R., and Cercone, N. (1978) Representing and Organizing Factual Knowledge in Proposition Networks. 2nd CSCSI/SCEIO (CDN Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence), Toronto, Ontario, 55-63.

5.   Cercone, N. (1978) Representing Natural Language in Extended Semantic Networks for Interpretation and Comprehension by Machine. 5th ALLC (Assoc. for Literary & Linguistic Cmpt.), Birmingham, U.K., 141-174.

6.   Cercone, N, and Goebel, R. (1979) Semantic Networks, Frames, and Conventional Data Base Methodology. IFIP Database Conference, Hanover, N.H. in Databases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, J. Raben and G. Marks, N. Holland, 1980, 61-66.

7.   Cercone, N. (1979) Representing and Processing Grammatical Modifiers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Literary and Linguistic Computing, Israel, 247-262.

8.   Cercone, N. (1979) A Precis on Semantic Networks. WECOL IX, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Fourth ICCH (International Conference on Computing in the Humanities), Hanover, N.H.

9.   Cercone, N, and Krause, M. (1981) Lexicon Design Using Perfect Hash Functions. 5th ICCH, Ann Arbor, Michigan, also SIGSOC Bulletin 13, Jan 1982, 69-78.

10.  Cercone, N., and Goebel, R. (1982) Knowledge Representation and Data Bases: Science or Engineering. 4th CSCSI/SCEIO, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 172-183.

11.  McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1984) Directions for Canadian Artificial Intelligence. CIPS Session '84, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 191-198.

12.  Cercone, N., Hafer, L., and Murchison, C. (1984) A Contemporary Modular Design for Computing Science Instructional Laboratories: The Simon Fraser University Experience, IEEE EDCOMPCON- 84, San Jose, Calif., 21-28.

13.  McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1984) Canadian Artificial Intelligence in the Next Decade: Funding, Strategies, and the Role of the CSCSI/SCEIO, 5th CSCSI/SCEIO, London, Ontario, 167-176.

14.  Cercone, N., Hadley, R., Martin, F., McFetridge, P., and Strzalkowski, T. (1984) Designing and Automating the Quality Assessment of a Knowledge Based System: The Initial Automated Academic Advisor Experience, IEEE Principles of Knowledge Based Systems, Denver, Colorado, 193-205.

15.  Cercone, N., Krause, M., and Boates, J. (1985) Efficient Search of Large Lexicons Using Perfect Hash Functions. 1983 International Conference on Data Bases in the Humanities Social Sciences, New Brunswick, N.J., published by Paradigm Press, 359-373.

16.  Martin, F., and Cercone, N. (1985) Automating the Quality Assessment of Interactive Systems, CIPS Congress '85, Montreal, Quebec, 440-447.

17.  Cercone, N., Hafer, L., and Murchison, C. (1985) Designing a Modular Computing Science Instructional Laboratory, CISA '85, Montreal, Quebec, 226-233.

18.  Best, B., and Cercone, N. (1985) An Empirical Study of Some Pattern Matching Algorithms, CIPS Congress '85, Montreal, Quebec, 417-421.

19.  Cercone, N., and Murchison, C. (1985) Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Literary Research: An Invitation to Discuss Design Specifications. 12th ALLC Symposium, Nice, France. also Computers and the Humanities, Centre for Comp. in the Humanities, New College, Toronto, 1986, 160-175.

20.  Strzalkowski, T., and Cercone, N. (1985) A Framework for Computing Extra Sentential References, Theoretical Approaches to Natural Language Understanding, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 107-116.

21.  Kao, M., Cercone, N., and Luk, W. (1986) What do you mean Null? Turning Null Responses into Quality Responses. 3rd Int. Conf. on Data Engineering, Los Angeles, Ca., 356-365.

22.  McFetridge, P., Hall, G., Cercone, N., and Luk, W. (1988) System X: a portable natural language interface, 7th CSCSI/SCEIO, Edmonton, Alberta, 30-38.

23.  McFetridge, P., Hall, G., and Cercone, N. (1988) Knowledge acquisition in System X: a natural language interface, International Computer Science Conference, Hong Kong, 604-610.

24.  Hall, G., Luk, W., and Cercone, N. (1988) A solution to the MAP problem in natural language interface construction, International Computer Science Conference, Hong Kong, 351-359.

25.  Cercone, N., McFetridge, P., and Hall, G. (1988) Building portable natural language interfaces. Informatique et Langue Naturelle, Universite de Nantes, Nantes, 181-202.

26.  Cercone, N. (1989) An unnatural natural language interface. 16th ALLC/9th ICCH, Toronto.

27.  Cercone, N. (1989) Better Tools for Professionals: Knowledge Based Systems - Panel 1 Discussion/ Questions, IFIP '89, San Francisco, 191-192.

28.  Cai, Y., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1989) Learning Classification Rules in Relational Databases, Proc. of IJCAI-89 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Detroit, 26-36.

29.  Cai, Y., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1989) Learning Characteristic Rules in Relational Databases, 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Milan, Italy, 187-196.

30.  Cai, Y., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1989) An Attribute Oriented Approach for Learning Classification Rules in Relational Databases, 6th International Conf. on Data Engineering, Los Angeles, 281-288.

31.  Pattabhiraman, T. and Cercone, N. (1989) Representing and Using Protosemantic Knowledge in Generating

House, India, 341-352. Also published as v 444, Lecture Notes in AI, Springer-Verlag.

32.  Cercone, N., Fass, D., Hall, G., Groeneboer, C., Kao, M., McFetridge, P. and Popowich, F. (1990) Using Relational Knowledge Structures to Handle Null Value Situations in Natural Language Interfaces. 5th Rocky Mtn Conf. on AI (RMCAI-90), Las Cruces, NM. 137-142.

33.  Fass, D., Cercone, N., Hall, G., Groeneboer, C., McFetridge, P. and Popowich, F. (1990) A Classification of User-System Interactions in Natural Language, with Special Reference to “Ill-Formed Input.” 5th Rocky Mountain Conf. on AI (RMCAI-90), Las Cruces, NM. 143-148.

34.  Pattabhiraman, T. and Cercone, N. (1990) Selection, Salience, Relevance & the Coupling between Domain-Level Tasks and Text Planning. 5th International Workshop on Language Generation, Pittsburgh, 79-86.

35.  Pattabhiraman, T. and Cercone, N. (1990) Evaluating Natural Language Generation Systems for Theoretical Merit. Procs of the AAAI-90 Workshop on Evaluation of Natural Language Generation Systems, Boston.

36.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1990) Discovery of Quantitative Rules from Large Databases. ISMIS '90, Knoxville.

37.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1990) Support of Efficient Deduction and Induction Mechanisms in Data-Intensive Knowledge-Based Systems, in AAAI-90 Wkshop on Knowledge-Based Mgmt Sys, Boston, 41-45.

38.  McFetridge, P., and Cercone, N. (1990) The Evolution of a Natural Language Interface: Replacing a Parser, 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Milan, Italy, 169-178.

39.  Pattabhiraman, T. and Cercone, N. (1990) Aspects of Text Planning for Incremental Generation of Route Descriptions, Frontiers in Knowledge-Based Computing, Pune, India, 375-384.

40.  Lunardi, C., and Cercone, N. (1991) An AI-oriented Videodisc Experiment to Improve Interethnic Relationships at School, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Québec.

41.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1991) Concept-Based Data Classification in Relational Databases, Proceedings of AAAI-91 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Anaheim, 77-94.

42.  Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1991) Expert System for Selection of Chemical Solvents for CO2 Removal Processes, Procs of 41st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

43.  Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1991) Inferential Modelling for an Expert System for Selection of Chemical Solvents for CO2 Removal Processes, Procs of the 4th Mexican Artificial Intelligence Conf., Cancun, Mexico.

44.  Cercone, N., McFetridge, P. and Pattabhiraman, T. (1991) Sophisticated Natural Language Interfaces, Possibility or Chimaera. 2nd Japanese-Australia Symp. on Natural Language Proc, Kyushu, Japan, 304-315.

45.  Lunardi, C., Groeneboer, C., and Cercone, N. (1991) The Impact of an Experiment in Interethnic Communication on the Design of a Generic Multimodal Architecture for Human-Computer Communication, Proceedings IEEE ISCOM ‘91, Tainan, Taiwan, 650-656.

46.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1992) Knowledge Discovery in Databases: An SFU Effort. AI’92 Machine Learning Workshop, Vancouver, Canada.

47.  Pattabhiraman, T., and Cercone, N. (1992) Communicating Properties Using Salience-Induced Comparisons, 14th Ann Cognitive Science Conf., Bloomington, Indiana, 1032-1038.

48.  Cercone, N., Havens, B., and Pattabhiraman, T. (1992) Knowledge-Based Systems Exposed: Some Applications Oriented Examples, Proceedings 31st Conference of Metallurgists (invited), Edmonton, Alberta,121-138.

49.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1992) Knowledge Discovery in Databases: An Attribute-Oriented Approach, Proceedings of the 18th VLDB Conf., Vancouver, Canada, 547-559.

50.  Han, J., Cai, Y., Cercone, N. and Huang, Y. (1992) DBLEARN: A Knowledge Discovery System for Large Databases, Proc. 1st International Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management, Baltimore, 473-481.

51.  Han, J., Cai, Y., and Cercone, N. (1992) Knowledge Discovery in Large Databases. (invited) Proceedings of Computer World ‘92 (2nd International Symposium) Kobe, Japan, 60-67.

52.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1993) Object Aggregation and Cluster Identification: A Knowledge Discovery Approach. Third International Conference for Young Computer Scientists, Beijing, 2.41-2.45.

53.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1993) Discovery of Knowledge Associated with Concept Hierarchies in Databases. Third International Conference for Young Computer Scientists, Beijing, 2.106-2.110.

54.  Vogel, C., Popowich, F., and Cercone, N. (1993) Logic Based Inheritance Reasoning, Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence Simulation and Behaviour 93. also Prospects for Artificial Intelligence, Morris Sloman (editor), IOS Press.

55.  Pattabhiraman, T. and Cercone, N. (1993) Decision-Theoretic Salience Interactions in Language Generation, 12th IJCAI, Chambery, France, 1246-1252.

56.  Xiang, Y., Wong, M., and Cercone, N. (1993) Quantifying Uncertainty of Knowledge Discovered from Databases, International Workshop On Rough Sets And Knowledge Discovery (RSKD-93), Banff, 51-60.

57.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., & Han, J. (1993) An Attribute-Oriented Rough Set Approach for Knowledge Discovery in Databases, International Workshop On Rough Sets And Knowledge Discovery (RSKD-93), Banff, 79-94.

58.  Cercone, N. (1993) Human-Computer Interfaces: DBLEARN and SystemX, International Workshop On Rough Sets And Knowledge Discovery (RSKD-93), Banff, 27-28.

59.  Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1993) Object-Oriented Approach to Developing the Solvent Selection Advisory System for CO2 Removal Processes, Proceedings of 43rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, 242. also an enlarged version appeared in Symposium on Expert Systems in Process Industries, Ottawa, 31-35.

60.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1994) Learning in Relational Databases: A Rough Set Approach, 3rd Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics Conference.

61.  Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1994) Object-Oriented Approach to Developing the Solvent Selection Advisory System for CO2 Removal Processes, International Conference on Expert Systems for Development, Bangkok, Thailand.

62.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J. (1994) A Concept-Based Knowledge Discovery Approach in Databases, 10th CSCSI, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 47-62.

63.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Xie, J. (1994) Learning Data Trend Regularities From Databases in a Dynamic Environment, Knowledge Discovery in Databases KDD-94, Seattle, 323-334.

64.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N., and Shan, N. (1994) A rough set approach to compute all the maximal generalized rules. 6th International Conf. on Computing and Information - ICCI'94.

65.  Shan, N., Hu, X., Ziarko, W., and Cercone, N. (1994) A Generalized Rough sets Model, 3rd Pacific Rim International Conference on AI , Beijing, China, August 16-18, 437-444.

66.  Hu, X., Shan, N., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1994) DBROUGH: A Rough Set Based Knowledge Discovery System, ISMIS'94, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 16-19, 386-395 (also appearing in Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, Zbignew Ras and Maria Zemankove (eds)).

67.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1994) Discovery of Decision Rules from Databases: A Rough Set Approach, Third International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management Systems CIKM’94, 392-400.

68.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1994) The Principlse, Architecture and Experimental Results of A knowledge Discovery System: DBROUGH, 6th IEEE Tools for AI, (accepted but sent too late to appear).

69.  Wu, X., and Cercone, N. (1994) Cooperative Responding to Indirect Information Requests in Database Retrieval, Fourth International Conference Information Systems Development ISD’94, Bled, Slovenia, 595-605.

70.  Cercone, N., McFetridge, P., Popowich, F., Fass, D., Groenboer, C., and Hall, G. (1994) The SystemX Natural Language Interface to Relational Databases. in  J. G. Chen, F. G. Attia and D. L. Crabtree (Eds.) EXPERSYS-94: Expert Systems Applications & Artificial Intelligence. (Procs of the Sixth Int Conf on Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Applications, Houston, TX, 1-2 December 1994) Gournay sur Marne, France: i.i.t.t. International, pp. 461-466.

71.  Chan, C., Cercone, N. and An, A. (1994) Object-Oriented Modelling and Simulation of an Expert System for Monitoring and Control of a Water Distribution System, 19-21 December, London.

72.  Shan, N., Zhang, C.N., Hamilton, H.J., and Cercone, N. (1995) Minimizing the Rules of a Fuzzy Logic System By Using Rough Sets, Pacific-Asian Conference on Expert Systems, Huangshan, China, 198-204.

73.  Wu, X., Ichikawa, T. and Cercone, N. (1995) User Beliefs Consistency Checking for Cooperative Query Answering, International Conference on Intelligent Information Management Systems, Washington, D.C.

74.  Shan, N., Ziarko, W., Hamilton H. and Cercone, N. (1995) Using Rough Sets as Tools for Knowledge Discovery from Large Relational Databases, Knowledge Discovery in Databases KDD-95, Montreal, 263-268.

75.  Hu, X. and Cercone, N. (1995) Rough Sets Similarity-Based Learning from Databases, Knowledge Discovery in Databases KDD-95, Montreal.

76.  Shan, N., Hamilton, H.J., and Cercone, N.  (1995) GRG: Knowledge Discovery Using Information Generalization, Information Reduction, and Rule Generation, In Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI'95), Washington, DC, 372-379.

77.  Hadjimichael, M., Hamilton, H., and Cercone, N. (1995) Extracting Concept Hierarchies from Relational Databases, Eighth Florida AI Research Symposium FLAIRS-95, Melborne, Florida, 314-318.

78.  An, A.., Chan, C., Weerapong, K., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1995) Intelligent Monitoring of a Municipal Water Supply System, Proc 1995 NACE CRWC, Regina, 387-395.

79.  An, A.., Shan, N., Cercone, N., and Chan, C. (1995) An Approach to Checking Consistency Among Multiple Task Rules, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 31-34.

80.  Weerapong, K., An, A.., Chan, C., Tontiwachwuthikul, P., and Cercone, N. (1995) Supervisory and Decision-Support System for Intelligent Monitoring and Control of a Pipeline Network, Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering, Snowmass Village, Colorado, 1-4.

81.  An, A., Shan, N., Chan, C., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1995) Discovering Rules from Data for Water Demand Prediction. IJCAI-95 Workshop on Machine Learning in Engineering, Montreal, 187-202.

82.  An, A., Shan, N., Chan, C., and Cercone, N. (1995) ELEM: A Novel Method for Inducing Rules from Examples. 7th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

83.  Cercone, N. and Johnson, J. (1995) Tools for Information Access and Analysis: Some Issues for Consideration in Natural Language Processing, 2nd Symp. on Natural Language Processing (invited), Bangkok, 15-23.

84.  Cercone, N., Hamilton, H., Hu, X., and Shan, N. (1995) Data Mining Using Attribute-Oriented Generalization and Information Reduction. RST-95, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina).

85.  Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1995) Mining Knowledge Rules from Databases: A Rough Set Approach, 12th International Conference on Data Engineering, New Orleans, 96-105.

86.  Shan, N., Hamilton, H.J., Ziarko, W. and Cercone, N.  (1996) Discretization of Continuous Valued Attributes in Attribute-Value Systems, In Proceedings of the Fourth Int. Workshop on Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, and Machine Discovery (RFSD'96), Toyko, Japan, 74-81.

87.  Hamilton, H.J., Hilderman, R.J., Cercone, N.  (1996) Attribute-Oriented Induction Using Domain Generalization Graphs, In Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI'96), Toulouse, France, 246-253.

88.  Han, N., Hamilton,H. and Cercone, N. (1996) Induction of classification rules from imperfect data, 9th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, Zakopane, Poland, also appearing in Foundations of Intelligent Systems, Ras, Z. & Michalewicz, M. (eds.), Springer-Verlag, 1996, 118-127.

89.  Shan, N., Hamilton,H. and Cercone, N. (1996) Parallel Processing for Learning Decision Rules, Ninth Florida AI Research Symposium FLAIRS-96, Key West, Florida, 156-160.

90.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1996) Rule discovery from databases with decision matrices, 9th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems - ISMIS96, Zakopane, Poland, 653-662.

91.  Shan, N., Ziarko, W., Hamilton,H. and Cercone, N. (1996) Discovering Classification Knowledge in Databases Using Rough Sets, Second Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining KDD-96, Portland, 271-274.

92.  Shan, N., Hamilton,H., Ziarko, W. and Cercone, N. (1996) Discretization of Continuous Valued Attributes in Attrribute-Value Systems, Fifth Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, and Machine Discovery RFSD’96, Tokyo, 74-81.

93.  Xiang, Y., Wong, M., and Cercone, N. (1996) Critical Remarks on Single Link Search in Learning Belief Networks, Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 564-572.

94.  Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Ziarko, W. (1997) GRS: A Generalized Rough Sets Model for Data Mining Applications, Fifth Rough Sets & Soft Computing RCCS’97, North Carolina, 181-187.

95.  Shan, N., Hamilton, H. and Cercone, N. (1997) Learning Stronger Rules with RIAC System, Fifth Rough Sets and Soft Computing RCCS’97, North Carolina, 348-350.

96.  Shan, N., Hamilton, H. and Cercone, N. (1997) The GRG Knowledge Discovery System: Design Principles and Architectural Overview, 9th European Conference on Machine Learning ECML-97, Prague, 234-241.

97.  Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (1997) Can Machine Translation Influence the Design of Natural Language Interfaces, NLDB’97, Vancouver, 87-99.

98.  An, A., Chan, C., and Cercone, N. (1997) Integrating Rule Induction and Case-based Reasoning to Enhance Problem Solving, Second International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, Providence, R.I., 499-508.

99.  Naruedomkul, K., and Cercone, N. (1997) Steps Toward Accurate Machine Translation System, 7th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation, TMI-97, 63-75.

100. Naruedomkul, K., and Cercone, N. (1997) Beyond Intralingual: Initial Experiments with an English-Thai Translation System, Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, PACLING-97, Tokyo, 216-222.

101. Cercone, N. (1997) Natural Language/Database Interfaces: New Hope for the Dead or a Procrustean Bed?, Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, PACLING-97, Tokyo, 68-78.

102. Cercone, N., and Naruedomkul, K. (1997) Beyond Intralingual: Experiments with a Novel Hybrid English-Thai Translation System, Workshop on Thought and Language, Iizuka, Japan, 86-92.

103. Cercone, N. (1997) Bridging Epistemologies: Can We Individualize Frameworks of Meaning for Data Access and Discovery?, Workshop on Thought and Language, Iizuka, Japan, 68-83.

104. An, A., Chan, C., and Cercone, N. (1997) Water Demand Forecasting Using Case-Based Reasoning, IJCAI workshop on Practical Use of Case-Based Reasoning, Nagoya, Japan, 99-110.

105. Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (1997) Learning Maixmal Generalized Decision Rules via Discretization, Generalization, and Rough Set Feature Selection, 9th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Newport Beach, Ca., 548-557.

106. Carter, C.L., Hamilton, H.J., and Cercone, N. (1997) Share Based Measures for Itemsets, In Komorowski, J. and Zytkow, J. (eds.), Principles of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: First European Symposium Proceedings (PKDD'97), Trondheim, Norway, 14-24.

107. Hilderman, R.J., Hamilton, H.J., Kowalchuk, R., and Cercone, N.  (1997) Parallel Knowledge Discovery Using Domain Generalization Graphs, In Komorowski, J. and Zytkow, J. (eds.), Principles of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: First European Symposium, Proceedings (PKDD'97), Trondheim, Norway, 25-35.

108. An, A., and Cercone, N. (1998) Multimodal Reasoning with Rule Induction and Case-Based Reasoning, AAAI Spring Symposium on Multimodal Reasoning, Menlo Park, 118-124.

109. An, A., and Cercone, N. (1998) ELEM2: A Learning System for More Accurate Classifications, Twelth CSCSI (CAI’98) Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1418, Mercer, R. & Neufeld, E. (eds), Springer, 426-441.

110. Hilderman, R.J., Carter, C.L., Hamilton, H.J., and Cercone, N.J. (1998) Mining Market Basket Data Using Share Measures and Characterized Itemsets. Second Pacific-Asia Conf on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD-98),  Melbourne, Springer Verlag,159-173.

111. Han, J., and Cercone, N.  (1999) DVIZ: A System for Visualizing Data Mining, PAKDD’99, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1574, Springer, Beijing, 390-399.

112. An, A., and Cercone, N.  (1999) Discretization of Continuous Atrtributes for Learning Classification Rules, PAKDD’99, Lecture Notes in AI 1574, Springer,  Beijing, 509-514.

113. An, A., Cercone, N., & Chan, C.  ORTES: The Design of a Real-time Control Expert System,  Int Symp on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS'99) Warsaw, Springer, 319-329.

114. Zhang, J., Hamilton, H., and Cercone, N.  (1999) Learning English Grapheme Segmentation Using the Iterated Version Space Algorithm, accepted to International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS'99) Warsaw, Poland, Springer Verlag, 420-429.

115. Huang, X., Robertson, S.E. , Cercone, N., and An, A. (1999) Probability-based Chinese Text Processing and Retrieval, PACLING’99, Waterloo, 223-234.

116. Hou, L. and Cercone, N. (1999) Extracting Meaningful Semantic Information Using a HPSG-Based Internet Search Engine Parser, PACLING’99, Waterloo, 264-269.

117. Zhang, J. and Cercone, N. (1999) Learning English Stress Rules Using a Machine Learning Approach, PACLING’99, Waterloo, 350-364.

118. Naruedomkul, K. and Cercone, N. (1999) The Role for AKO in MT, PACLING’99, Waterloo, 379-390.

119. An, A., and Cercone, N. (1999) An Empirical Study on Rule Quality Measures, RSFDGrC’99, Yamaguchi, Japan, 482-491.

120. Zhang, J., and Cercone, N. (1999) The Iterated Version Space Learning, RSFDGrC’99, Yamaguchi, Japan, 472-481.

121. Han, J., and Cercone, N. (2000) AViz: A Visualization System for Discovering Numeric Association Rules, PAKDD’2000, Kyoto Japan, 269-280.

122. Han, J., and Cercone, N. (2000) RuleViz: A Model for Visualizing Knowledge Discovery Process, KDD-2000, Boston, MA.

123. Han, J., and Cercone, N. (2000) CVis: An Interactive Visualizastion System for Rule Induction, 13th CSCSI/SCEIO Conference, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1822, Springer, Montreal, PQ, 214-226. [This paper won the best paper award].

124. Han, J., and Cercone, N. (2000) Typical Example Selection for Learning Classifiers, Poster, 13th CSCSI/SCEIO Conference, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1822, Springer, Montreal, PQ, 347-356.

125. Xiang, Y., Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Hamilton, H. (2000) Learning Pseudo-Independent Models: Analytical and Experimental Results, 13th CSCSI/SCEIO Conference, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1822, Springer, Montreal, PQ, 227-239.

126. An, A., and Cercone, N. (2000) Rule quality measures improve the accuracy of rule induction: an experimental approach, ISMIS'00, Charlotte, NC, 119-130.

127. An, Aijun, Cercone, Nick, and Huang, Xianji (2001) A case-study for learning from imbalanced sets, CSCSI/SCEIO 2001, Ottawa, 1-15.

128. Abou-Assaleh, T., Zhang, J., and Cercone, N. (2001) Evolution of recurrent neural networks to control autonomous life agents, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO’2001 Workshop, San Francisco, 385-388.

129. Hou, L., and Cercone, N. (2001) Extracting Meaningful Semantic Information with EMATISE: an HPSG-based Internet Search Engine Parser, NLPKE Symposium of the IEEE SMC Conference, Tuscon, AZ.

130. Kešelj, V., and Cercone, N. (2001) Just-in-time subgrammar extraction for HPSG, PACLING 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan, 161-169.

132. Cercone, N. (2001) Machine translation and machine learning: a case for marriage, invited paper to PACLING 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan, 36-49.

133. Wang, Yingwei, and Cercone, Nick (2001) Collections, Collection Exemplars, and the Exemplification Algorithm, PACLING 2001, Kitakyushu, Japan, 292-298.

134. Cercone, N. (2001) From computational intelligence to web intelligence, invited paper to WI’01, Maebashi City, Japan, 30-42.

135. Han, J., Cercone, N. (2001) Implementation Issues and Paradigms of Visual KDD Systems, WI’01, Maebashi City, Japan, 454-463.

136. Han, J., Cercone, N. (2001) Interactive Construction of Decision Trees, Proc. Of the Fifth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Hong Kong, Springer, 575-580.

137. Hu, X., and Cercone, N. (2002) An OLAM Framework for Web Usage Mining and Business Intelligence Reporting, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems.

138. Huang, X, Peng, F., and Cercone, N. Waterloo at NTCIR-3: Comparing and Analyzing Different Text Extraction Methods in IR System. To appear in the Proceedings of the Third NTCIR Workshop on Evaluation of Information Retrieval, Q&A, and Summarization, October 8-10, 2002, NII, Tokyo Japan.

139. Peng, F., Huang, X., Schuurmans, D., and Cercone, N. Investigating the Relationship of Word Segmentation Performance and Retrieval Performance in Chinese IR. 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'02), September 2002.

140. Peng, F., Huang, X., Schuurmans, D., Cercone, N., and Robertson, S.E. Using Self-Supervised Word Segmentation in Chinese Information Retrieval. Proceedings of 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'02), August 11-15, 2002, Finland.

141. Huang, X, An, A., Cercone, N., and Promhouse, G. (2002) Discovery of Interesting Association Rules from Livelink Web Log Data, Proceedings of 2nd Annual International IEEE Data Mining Conference, Maebishi City, Japan.

142. Huang, X., An, A., Cercone, N., and Promhouse, G. (2002). Comparison of Interesting Functions for Learning Web Usage Patterns, Proceeding s of the 11th CIKM’02, McLean, Virginia.

143. Xiang, Y., Lee, J., and Cercone, N. (2003) Parameterization of Pseudo-independent Models, FLAIRS’2003 521-525.

144. Huang, X, Peng, F., An, A., Schuurmans, D., and Cercone, N., (2003) Session Boundary Detection for Association Rule Learning Using n-gram Language Models. 16th CSCSI/SCEIO Conference, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2671, Springer, Halifax, N.S., 237-251.

145. Pluempitiwiraya, C., Naruedomkul, K., and Cerfcone, N. (2003) Towards MULEX – a Multilingual Lexical Database System for Machine Translation, PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 181-190.

146. Nuntadilok, J., Naruedomkul, K., and Cercone, N. (2003) Thai Word Segmentation for Accurate Translation, PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 97-108.

147. Abou-Assleh, T., Cercone, N., and Kešelj, V. (2003) Expressing Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars in the Relaxed Unification Formalism, PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 29-36.

148. Narupiyakul, L., Cercone, N., and Sirinaovakul, B. (2003) {Text, Document, Concept} to Speech Systems: Proposed Unifying Architecture,  PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 141-150.

149. Huang, Y., Huang, X., Cercone, N., and An, A. (2003) A Comparison of Term Weighting Methods for Feature Selection in Web Page Classification, PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 211-220.

150. Kešelj, V., Peng, F., Cercone, N., and Thomas, C. (2003) N-gram-based Author Profiles for Author Attribution, PACLING’03, Halifax, NS, 255-264.

151. Abou-Assleh, T., Cercone, N., and Kešelj, V. (2003) An Overview of the Theory of Relaxed Unification, IPSI 2003, Montenegro, to appear.

152. Abou-Assaleh, Tony and Cercone, Nick and Kešelj, Vlado. (2003)Towards the Theory of Relaxed Unification. In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, ISMIS 2003, volume LNAI 2871 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer,, Maebashi City, Japan.

152. Han, J., Hu, X. and Cercone, N. (2003) On Graph-Based Methods for Inferring Web Communities, Workshop on Applications, Products and Services of Web-based Support Systems, Halifax, Canada In conjunction with the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence

153. An, X., Xiang, Y., and Cercone, N. (2003) A Dynamic Environment Simulator, Proceedings of European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Naples, Italy, 187-192.

154. Han, J., Cercone, N., and Hu, X. (2004). A Weighted Freshness Metric for Maintaining Search Engine Local Repository, IEEE Web Intelligence IEEE WI-IAT 2004, session Web Support Systems and e-Technology, Beijing 677-680.

155. An, X., Xiang, Y., and Cercone, N. (2004) Revising Markov Boundary for Multiagent Probabilistic Inference, IEEE Intelligent Agent Technology IEEE WI-IAT 2004, session Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents (II), Beijing 113-119.

156. Satti, A., Cercone, N., and Kešelj, V. (2004) Experiments in Web Page Classification for the Semantic Web, Second International Workshop on Web-based Support Systems, IEEE WI-IAT 2004,Beijing, 137-141.

157. An, X., Xiang, Y., and Cercone, N. (2004) Probabilistic Reasoning in Dynamic Multiagent Systems, 10th NMR2004, Whistler, B.C. 16-24.

158. Tony Abou-Assaleh, Cercone, N., Kešelj, V.,and Sweidan, R., (2004) N-gram-based Detection of New Malicious Code, IEEE COMPSAC 2004, Hong Kong 41-42.

159. Jiampojamarn, S., Kešelj, V., and Cercone, N., (2004) Biological Term Annotation using Classification Methods, First Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium: A Community and Academic Forum (BIOT-04), Colorado Springs, (to appear).

160. Lin, TY., Hu, X., Cercone, N., and Han, J., (2004) Intelligent Query Answering Based on Neighborhood Systems and Data Mining Techniques International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS), Coimbra, Portugal, 91-96.

161. Pattaraintakorn, P., Naruedomkul, K., and Cercone, N. (2004). Dual Problems: Attribute Selection and Example Selection, 2004 International Conference on Internet Computing (IC'04: June 21-24, 2004, Las V egas, Nevada, 60-65.

162. Li, J., Tang, B., and Cercone, N. (2004). Applying Association Rules for Interesting Recommendations using Rule Templates, PAKDD04, Sydney, 166-170.

163. Gu, Z., and Cercone, N. (2004). Information Extraction with the Use of Inter-Slot Relationships, 8th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2004), Orlando, USA, (to appear).

164. Kešelj, V., and Cercone, N. (2004)  PPDN—A Framework for Peer-to-peer Collaborative Research Network, Second International Workshop on Web-based Support Systems, IEEE WI-IAT 2004,Beijing, 88-93.

165. An, X., Xiang, Y., and Cercone, N. (2004). Cooperative Computation of Markov Boundaries for Efficient Observation in Multiagent Probabilistic Inference, Proceedings of Second European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM’04), Leiden, Netherlands (to appear).

166. Tony Abou-Assaleh, Nick Cercone, Vlado Kešelj, and Ray Sweidan, (2004) Detection of New Malicious Code Using N-grams Signatures, PST’04, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

167. Xiang, Y., An, X. and Cercone, N. (2004) Simulation of Graphical Models for Multiagent Probabilistic Inference, SIMULATION, Vol. 79, Issue 10, October 2003 545-567.

168. Narupiyakul, L., Thomas, C., Cercone, N. and  Sirinaovakul, B. (2004) Thai Syllable-Based Information Extraction Using Hidden Markov Models. CICLing 2004: 537-546

169. Nuntiyagul, A., Naruedomkul, K. and Cercone, N. (2005) Feature Selection in Text Categorization for Item Banks, ICET2005, Calgary, Alberta (to appear).

170. Nuntiyagul, A., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005) Recovering “Lack of words” in Text Categorization for Item Banks , IEEE COMPSAC, Edinburgh, Scotland (to appear).

171. Abou-Assaleh, T., Cercone, N. and Kešelj, V. (2005) A Probabilistic Evaluation Function for Relaxed Unification, IEEE COMPSAC, Edinburgh, Scotland (to appear).

172. Pattaraintakorn, P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005)  Hybrid Intelligent Systems: Part 1 - selecting attributes for soft-computing analysis, IEEE COMPSAC, Edinburgh, Scotland (to appear).

173. Jiampojamarn, S., Cercone, N. and Kešelj, V. (2005) Biological Named Entity Recognition Using n-grams and Classification Methods, In Proceedings of the Conference Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics PACLING’05, Tokyo, Japan (to appear).

174. Nuntiyagul, A., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005) A Keyword Selection method for Item Bank Text Categorization, In Proceedings of the Conference Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics PACLING’05, Tokyo, Japan (to appear).

175. Abou-Assaleh, T., Cercone, N. and Kešelj, V. (2005) Question-Answering with Relaxed Unification. In Proceedings of the Conference Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics PACLING’05. Tokyo, Japan. (to appear.)

176. Nick Cercone (2005) From Simple Techniques to Impressive Results, , In Proceedings of the Conference Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics PACLING’05, Tokyo, Japan. (To appear - invited).

177. Li, J.  and Cercone, N. (2005) Discovering and Ranking Important Rules, IEEE GrC2005, Beijing, China (to appear).

178. Thomas, C., Kešelj, V., Cercone, N., Rockwood, K., and Asp, E. (2005)  Automatic Detection and Rating of Dementia of Alzheimer Type through Lexical Analysis of Spontaneous Speech. In Proceedings of IEEE ICMA 2005, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (to appear).

179. Li, J. and Cercone, N. (2005)  A Rough Set Based Model to Rank the Importance of Association Rules, RSFDGrC2005, Regina, Saskatchewan (to appear).

180. Pattaraintakorn, P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005)  Selecting Attributes for Soft-Computing Analysis in Hybrid Intelligent Systems, D. Slezak et al. (Eds.): RSFDGrC 2005, LNAI 3642, Springer-Verlag, 698–708.

181. Nuntiyagul, A., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2005) PKIP: Feature Selection in Text Categorization for Item Banks, 17th IEEE ICTAI’2005, Hong Kong (to appear).

182. Narupiyakul, L., Cercone, N., Keselj, V. and Sirinaovakul. B. (2005)  Focus and Speech Act in Prosodic Analysis for Spoken Language Generation. In The 6th Symposium on Natural Language Processing, SNLP'2005, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

183. Li, Jiye and Cercone, N. (2006) Assigning Missing Attribute Values Based on Rough Sets Theory, IEEE-GrC 2006, Atlanta, to appear.

184. Pattaraintakorn, P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. 2006) Rule Analysis with Rough Sets Theory", IEEE-GrC 2006, Atlanta, to appear.

185. Gu, Z, and Cercone, N. (2006) Naive Bayes Modeling with Proper Smoothing for Information Extraction, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Vancouver, Canada  (to appear).

186. Pattaraintakorn, P., Cercone, N. and Naruedomkul, K. (2006) A Framework of Hybrid Rough Sets Intelligent System for Survival Analysis: A Case Study of the Geriatric Data, CIS-RAM 2006, to appear.

187. An, X., Jutla, D., and Cercone, N. (2006). Auditing and Inference Control for Privacy Preservation in Uncertain Environments, 1st European Conf. on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC'06), to appear.

188. An, X., Jutla, D., and Cercone, N. (2006). Reasoning about Obfuscated Private Information, 5th Workshop on Privacy in Electronic Societies (WPES'06), to appear.

Other Publications                          

1.   Cercone, N. (1979) Book Review of Data Structures by Horowitz and Sahni, CHum. 242-3.

2.   Cercone, N. Reports of CSCSI-1978 and 1980 to SIGART, AISB, and SIGLASH.

3.   Cercone, N., and McCalla, G. (1983) Artificial Intelligence in Canada, CSCSI Newsletter 2(2), 3-7.

4.   Cercone, N., Richards, W., and George, D. (1983) The Automated Academic Advisor: The Simon Fraser Information-Communication Experiment, SIGART Newsletter, No 86, 57-59.

5.   McCalla, G., & Cercone, N. (1984) Directions for Canadian Artificial Intelligence, CSCSI Newsl. 3(1), 19-103.

6.   McCalla, G., and Cercone, N. (1984) Artificial Intelligence in Canada: A Review, AI Magazine 5(1), 50-60.

7.   Manning, E., Cercone, N., Mylopoulos, J., Holt, R., and Vaucher, J. (1985) Towards a Canadian Fifth Generation Research Plan. 20 pps.

8.   Cercone, N. (1985) Discussion Paper for a British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute. 28 pps.

9.   Cercone, N., Manning, E., and Peacocke, D. (1986) Trip Report to Tokyo, Japan. 22 pps.

10.  Cercone, N., Pylyshyn, Z., Gentleman, M., and Bouchard, L. (1986) Discussion Paper for a Canadian Fifth Generation Society. 15 pps.

11.  Cercone, N., Maxwell, M., and Strzalkowski, T. (1987) Natural Language Processing: The State of the Art, Boeing internal report BCS-G2010-48. 87 pps

12.  Cercone, N. (1988) Trip Report to Hong Kong and Nanjing, China. 15 pps

13.  Cercone, N. (1989) Reports of International Computer Science Conference '88 to CSCSI/SCEIO Newsletter 20, 26-31, and Information and Software Technology.

14.  Angel, J., Cercone, N., and Corneil, D. (1988) External Review of the Computational Science Program at University of Saskatchewan, 25 pps.

15.  Cercone, N. (1989) Joint Ottawa-Carleton PhD Program in Computer Science Report, 10 pps.

16.  Cercone, N. (1990) Activities of the CSS. 111 pps.

17.  Cercone, N., et al. (1991) Trip Report to Japan. 30 pps

18.  Fass, D., and Cercone, N. (1991) Research in NL Processing at Simon Fraser, Cdn AI Magazine, 22 pps.

19.  Cercone, N. (1992) Smarter Systems: IRIS Research Working Towards More Intelligent Information Systems for Corporate Executives, IRIS Bulletin 3(1), 1-4.

20.  Cercone, N. (1992) Activities and Accomplishments of the CSS 1987-1992. 506 pps.

21.  Cercone, N. (1993) Report on Environment Canada’s Natural Language Interface, 24 pps.

22.  Cercone, N. (1993) Report on Univ. of Ottawa’s Computer Science Dept. & Faculty of Science, 12 pps.

23.  Cercone, N. (1994) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Annual Report 1993, 274 pps.

24.  Cercone, N. (1994) Planning Mission to Thailand Trip Report 1994, 39 pps.

25.  Cercone, N (1994) Trip Report to China, 8 pps.

26.  Cercone, N. (1994) Ethics, Scholarship, & Accountability: Possibility or Chimaera, The 3rd Degree, Regina.

27.  Cercone, N (1994) Trip Report to Japan, 8 pps.

28.  Cercone, N (1994) Response to the NSERC Controversy, Canadian AI Magazine, Autumn ‘95, #35, 7-8.

29.  Cercone, N (1994) CdnGenome Analysis & Tech. (CGAT) Pgm, Cdn AI Magazine, Autumn ‘95, #35, 17-20.

30.  Cercone, N., Borodin, A., and Klawe, M. (1996) Report on U of Victoria’s Computer Science Dept. , 18 pps.

31.  Cercone, N., and Morrow, D. (1996) Trip Report to Japan/China, 32 pps.

32.  Borodin, A. and Cercone, N. (1996) Report on Carleton Univ.’s Computer Science Dept., 9 pps.

33.  Cercone, N. and Smedley, T. (1997) Report on Acadia Univ. Computer Science Graduate Program, 9 pps.

34.  Cercone, N. (1998) Report on Department Retreat, Univ of Waterloo, 50 pps.

35.  Cercone, N. (2002) Report on Department of Computer Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, 55 pps.

36.  Cercone, N. (2000) Report on Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, 16 pps.

37.  Cercone, N. (2001) Report on Department Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, 16 pps.

38.  Cercone, N. (2004) Report on Faculty Retreat, Dalhousie University, 100 pps.

 

 

Technical Reports

University of Alberta

1.   Computer Analysis of English Word Formation, TR74-6.

2.   Toward a State-Based Conceptual Representation (w/ L. Schubert), TR74-8.

3.   The Nature and Computational Use of a Meaning Representation for Word Concepts, TR75-9.

4.   Lexical Design for a Computational Natural Language Processing System, TR75-10.

5.   Representing Natural Language in Extended Semantic Networks, TR75-11.

6.   The Structure and Organization of a Semantic Net for Comprehension and Inference, TR78-1.

Old Dominion University

1.   Representing Word Meaning and Factual Knowledge, TR76-5. (2) Using the D-Computer, TR76-6.   

Simon Fraser University

1.   Perfect Hash Function Search with Application to Natural Language Systems, TR81-6.        

2.   Knowledge Representation and Data Base's: Science or Engineering, TR81-15.

3.   A Semi-Interactive System for finding Perfect Hash Functions, TR83-4.

4.   The Automated Academic Advisor: An Introduction and Initial Experiences, TR83-11.         

5.   Artificial Intelligence: Underlying Assumptions and Basic Objectives, TR83-13.

6.   The Automated Academic Advisor, LCCR Working Paper #2.

7.   An Interactive System for Finding Perfect Hash Functions, LCCR TR85-3.  

8.   The Many Dimensions of Logical Form, LCCR 85-8 (w/ G. McCalla & P. McFetridge)

9.   Accessing Knowledge Through Natural Language, LCCR 85-15 (w/ G. McCalla)

10.  Natural Language Generation Theories and Systems, CIS-IS TR 90-10 (w/ T. Pattabhiraman.

11.  A User Interface Architecture Based on a Constructivist Paradigm, CIS-IS TR 91-4 (w/ C. Groeneboer)

12.  Inheritance Reasoning for Head-Driven Phrase Struct. Gram., CSS/LCCR TR91-07 (w/ C. Vogel & F. Popowich)

13.  Research in Natural Language Processing at Simon Fraser University, CSS-IS TR91-12 (w/ D. Fass)

13.  A Declarative Specification of Path-Based Reasoning, , CSS/LCCR TR 92-03 (w/ C. Vogel & F. Popowich)

14.  The SystemX Natural Language Interface: Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Extensions, CSS-IS TR 93-03 (w/ P. McFetridge, F. Popowich, D. Fass, C. Groeneboer, and G. Hall).

 

University of Regina

1.   The Software Architecture of DBLEARN. TR94-04 (w/ C. Carter & H. Hamilton)

2.   Steps Toward Accurate Machine Translation. TR97-02 (w/K. Naruedomkul).

3.   Hermes: Grammar and Lexicon. TR98-02 (w/C. Rivera)

4.   Hermes: Natural Language Access to a Medical Database. TR98-03 (w/C. Rivera)

University of Waterloo

1.   User’s Manual - ELEM2 Rule Induction System. CS 98-23 (w/ A. An)

2.   A Graph Unification Machine for NL Parsing. CS-2002-01, (w/Vlado Kešelj)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

Year

Amount

Agency

Grant

1977

$6,000

NRCC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$1,500

SFU

President's Research Grant

1978

$7,200

NRCC

Operating Grant A4309

1979

$8,400

NRCC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$1,500

SFU

President's Research Grant

 

$400

SSHRC

Travel Grant

1980

$10,200

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$600

SSHRC

Travel Grant

1981

$13,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$7,500

SFU

Vice President's Research Grant

 

$500

SSHRC

Travel Grant

1982

$15,015

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$12,500

SFU

Vice President's Research Grant

 

$46,486

NSERC

Equipment Grant  w/T. Kameda & W. Luk

1983

$15,996

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$4,000

SFU

Vice Pres.ident s Research Grant

 

$250,000

NSERC

Installation Grant w/D. George, B. Richards

 

$75,000

SFU

Installation Grant w/D. George, B. Richards

 

$60,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/D. George, B. Richards

 

$1,800

SFU

President's Research Grant

 

$9,000

SSHRC

Leave Fellowship No. 451-83-2511

 

$500

SSHRC

Travel Grant

1984

$29,580

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$4,500

SFU

Dean's Research Grant

 

$63,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/D. George, B. Richards

1985

$29,580

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$122,750

NSERC

Equipment Grant - Lisp Machines (w/others)

 

$20,000

SFU

Equipment Grant - Lisp Machines (w/others)

 

$63,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$2,667

SFU

Dean's Research Grant

1986

$28,480

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$21,000

SFU

CSS Research Grant w/W. Luk

 

$36,500

UVIC

President's Research Grant

 

$60,480

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

1987

$34,300

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$107,880

NSERC

Strategic Grant w/W. Luk

 

$60,480

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$12,500

CIAR

CIAR Associate

 

$12,500

IRIS

NCE Area Coordinator

 

$75,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$363,000

NSERC

NCE-IRIS project $141,000 to SFU

 

$69,768

NSERC

CSS Research Grant w/others

 

$3,079

SSHRC

Travel Grant #461-86-1005

 

$83,700

SUN

Strategic Equipment Grant

1988

$34,300

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$110,380

NSERC

Strategic Grant w/W. Luk

 

$6,000

SFU

Dean's Research Grant

 

$86,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$535,000

IAI

R&D Contract w/T. Calvert

1989

$34,300

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$107,880

NSERC

Strategic Grant w/W. Luk

 

$700

BC

BC Scholars to China

 

$86,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$430

SSHRC

Travel Grant -16th ALLC

 

$55,409

NSERC, SFU

Equipment Grant (41,557) CSS matching (13,852)

1990

$36,611

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$18,000

BCSci. Council

MART Grant - SystemX

 

$86,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$427,000

NSERC

NCE-IRIS project $132,000 to SFU

 

$114,200

CSS

Strategic Grant w/B. Havens & T. Calvert

 

$83,600

Cdn Cable Labs

Expert Information Management

1991

$75,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$36,611

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$12,500

CIAR

CIAR Associate

 

$12,500

IRIS

NCE Area Coordinator

 

$399,000

NSERC

NCE-IRIS project $146,000 to SFU

 

$100,000

Cdn Cable Labs

Expert Information Management

1992

$75,000

NSERC

Infrastructure Grant w/T. Kameda & L. Hafer

 

$356,000

NSERC

NCE-IRIS project $139,000 to SFU

 

$1,125,000

NSERC

Industrial Research Chair 5-yr value $2,125,000

 

$36,611

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$12,500

CIAR

CIAR Associate

 

$12,500

IRIS

NCE Area Coordinator

 

$5,000

ASEAN

Canada-ASEAN Centre

 

$100,000

Cdn Cable Labs

Expert Information Management

1993

$34,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$75,000

Cdn Cable Labs

Expert Information Management

 

$100,000

NSERC

CRD Grant w/P. McFet-ridge & F. Popowich

 

$91,260

NSERC

CRD Grant - Rogers, w/H Hamilton

 

$48,845

NSERC

CRD Grant - SaskTel, w/H Hamilton et al.

 

$15,000

IRIS

NCE Theme Coordinator

 

$50,000

UWaterloo

Starter Grant-new chair

 

$54,063

NSERC

Equipment Grant w/5 others

 

$17,260

CIDA

CDN-Thai HRD proj.

1994

$34,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$75,000

Cdn Cable

Expert Infomation Management

 

$7,813

CIAR

CIAR Associate

 

$12,500

IRIS

NCE Area Coordinator

 

$100,000

NSERC

CRD Grant w/P. McFet-ridge & F. Popowich

 

$250,000

NSERC

Installation Grant w/41 others

 

$302,853

NSERC

NCE-IRIS II project $158,615 to Regina

 

$26,000

SK Econ. Dev.

IRIS bridging match

1995

$34,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$91,260

Cdn Cable Labs

DB-Discover

 

$25,000

NSERC

CRD Grant w/P. McFet-ridge & F. Popowich

 

$15,000

IRIS

NCE Theme Coordinator

 

$289,390

NSERC

NCE-IRIS II project $133,716 to Regina

 

$48,600

SaskTel

IRIS II matching contribution

 

$3,048,000

Paradigm

R&D contract w/4 others

1996

$45,500

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$73,460

Cdn Cable Labs

DB-Discover

 

$15,000

IRIS

NCE Theme Coordinator

 

$215,848

NSERC

NCE-IRIS II project $108,520 to Regina

 

$48,600

SaskTel

IRIS II matching contribution

 

$17,098

NSERC

Equipment Grant w/C. Chan

1997

$45,500

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$48,600

SaskTel

IRIS II matching contribution

 

$121,000

NSERC

CRD Grant - Paradigm, w/H Hamilton et al.

 

$227,715

NSERC

NCE-IRIS II project $107,960 to Regina

1998

$50,050

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$73,460

NSERC

CRD Grant - Rogers, w/H Hamilton

 

$48,845

NSERC

CRD Grant - SaskTel, w/H Hamilton et al.

 

$195,750

NSERC

NCE-IRIS III project $53,000 to Waterloo

 

$15,000

Showbase

DB-Discover project $15,000 to Waterloo

 

$100,000

CITO

CBR project $25,000 to Waterloo

1999

$52,550

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$48,845

NSERC

CRD Grant - SaskTel, w/H Hamilton et al.

 

$143,800

NSERC

Strategic Project - w/URegina & UOttawa - UW share $47,934

 

$173,750

NSERC

NCE-IRIS III project $59,000 to Waterloo

 

$100,000

CITO

$25,000 to Waterloo

 

$45,500

K-J Sys. Inc

ELEM2 w/A. An

2000

$52,550

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$143,800

NSERC

Strategic Project - w/URegina & UOttawa - UW share $47,934

 

$178,750

NSERC

NCE-IRIS III project $53,000 to Waterloo

 

$23,000

Glaxo-Wellcome

ELEM2 w/A. An

 

$36,000

IRIS T-Gap

ELEM2 w/A. An

 

$39,000

K-J Sys. Inc

ELEM2 w/A. An

 

$47,000

CITO

ELEM2 w/A. An

2001

$59,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$47,000

$36,000

CITO

(added by CITO)

ELEM2 w/A. An

 

$195,750

NSERC

NCE-IRIS III project $52,000 to Waterloo

2002

$59,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$143,800

NSERC

Strategic Project - w/URegina & UOttawa - UW share $47,934

 

$24,000

$36,000

CITO

(added by CITO)

ELEM2 w/A. An

 

$50,000

OpenText

UW General DB Research

 

$66,000

OpenText

Recommender systems w/A. An; Stefy NLP w/V. Keselj

2003

$59,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$90,000

NSERC

CRD w/Open Text

 

$66,000

OpenText

Recommender systems w/A. An; Stefy NLP w/V. Keselj

2004

$59,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$75,000

NSERC

CRD w/Open Text

 

$66,000

OpenText

Recommender systems w/A. An; Stefy NLP w/V. Keselj

 

$200,000

PRECARN

PUL w/5 others

2005

$59,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$75,000

NSERC

CRD w/Open Text

 

$200,000

PRECARN

PUL w/5 others

2006

$55,000

NSERC

Operating Grant A4309

 

$25,000

York

Starter Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

From 1984-1991, NRCC awarded a $25,000 annual contract for editing Computational Intelligence

From 1992-1994, Blackwell’s awarded a $10,000US annual contract for editing Computational Intelligence

From 1994-2002, Blackwell’s awarded a $5,000US annual contract for editing Computational Intelligence

NRCC Postgraduate Scholarship 1973-1975 and University of Alberta Dissertation Fellowship 1974

Columbo Devlin Outstanding Alumnus for contributions to Education - University of Steubenville 1988

CSCSI/SCEIO Distinguished Service Award for contributions to Canadian Artificial Intelligence, 1996.

Fellow of the IEEE, 2002 - IEEE Fellow for contributions to Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2002

 

Research Seminars and Invited Talks

1975  Sept 3-9    Fourth IJCAI, Tbilisi, USSR               Nov 1    Thirteenth ACL, Boston, MA.

 

1976  May 14      Virginia Academy of Sciences           June 3   Ohio State University Seminar

 

1977  Jan 7        University of British Columbia Seminar            Aug 24            Fifth IJCAI, Boston, MA.

         Nov 10      IEEE COMPSAC, Chicago, IL.

 

1978  Apr 3-7     Fifth ALLC, Birmingham, England       July 2    Second CSCSI/SCEIO, Toronto, Ont.

 

1979  Aug 20      Fourth ICCH, Hanover, NH.              Aug 23 IFIP DB Conference, Hanover, NH.

         Oct 20      WECOL IX, Vancouver, BC.

 

1980  Mar 28      Sixth ALLC, Cambridge, England       Oct 28   Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Seminar

         Nov 20      Universite de Quebec a Montréal      Dec 2    Clarkson College of Tech. Seminar

                        Seminar and Consulting                   Dec 11 Bolt, Beranek and Newman Seminar

 

1981  Feb 18      DPMA Meeting, Vancouver, BC.        Feb 25   ACM Computer Sci. Conf., St. Louis

         June 11     Queen's University Seminar              Sep 16 Pacific Vocational Inst. Public Lecture

         Dec 10      University of Alberta Seminar

 

1982  Feb 4        SFU Physics Department Seminar      Mar 19   University of British Columbia Seminar

         May 18      Fourth CSCSI/SCEIO, Saskatoon

 

1983  Jan 13       LCCR-MPR Seminar Series                May 13 Graphics Interface 83 - Edmonton

         May 24      AI-Robotics Workshop, Univ. of B. C.            June 11           CDBHSS Conf., Rutgers Univ., N.J.

         July 13      University of Saskatchewan Seminar  Nov 13  Boeing Computer Services Seminar,

                                                                                       Bellevue, Washington

 

1984  May 10      CIPS Session '84 Conference           Apr 27   First Compdec Conf., panel sess., LA

         May 10      CIPS Session '84, Calgary, Alberta     May 15 Fifth CSCSI/SCEIO, panel session,

                                                                                       London, Ontario

         May 16      Fifth CSCSI/SCEIO, London, Ontario  May 18 Waterloo University Seminar

         May 22      Queen's University Seminar              Oct 11   Research Directions Seminar, SFU

         Nov 30      University of Toronto Seminar

 

1985  Jan 21       Michigan State University Seminar     Feb 6    Univ. of British Columbia Seminar

         Feb 13      Vancouver PC Club Seminar             Mar 6     Vancouver Comm. College - Langara

         Apr 30      Ohio State University Seminar          May 29 Theoretical Issues in NLU,Halifax

         June 4-5    CIPS Congress '85 (3 talks)              June 12           McGill Univ. Summer Inst. Seminar

         Nov 11      West. Washington St. Univ. Seminar Dec 11 IEEE Comp. Soc. - Vancouver Chap.

         Dec 12      Pi Digamma (SFU) Society

 

 

1986  Jan 16       University of Washington Seminar     Feb 4    IEEE Data Engineering Conf. Tutorial

         Feb 7        University of Western Ont. Seminar  Feb 9    Queen's Univ., CAPD Keynote Address

         Feb 11      Queen's University Seminar              Feb 24   University of Kentucky Seminar

         Feb 26      University of Waterloo Seminar         Mar 25   Univ. of Massachusetts Seminar              

         Apr 9        University of Tokyo Seminar             Apr 10   ICOT Seminar

         Apr 11      Keio University (Tokyo) Seminar       Apr 16   Fudan Univ. (Shanghai) Seminar

         Apr 18      Nanjing Inst. of Technology Seminar Apr 19   Nanjing Ins. of Technology Seminar

         Apr 28      Taiwan IEEE Chapter Seminar          June 17           Vancouver DPMA Seminar

         Sept 10     Univ.of Victoria Sem. - Comp. Sci.     Sept 24 CIAR Seminar

         Oct 21      Univ. of Victoria Sem. - Linguistics

 

1987  Jan 30       Univ. of Victoria Sem. - Formal Sys.   Mar 3     Univ. of Victoria Sem.r - Comp. Sci.

         Mar 10      IEEE Victoria Chapter Seminar          May 12  Coun. of Biology Editors Ann. Meet.

         June 3      Ontario Comp. & Humanities Conf.    Oct 12   17th Num. Math & Comp. Conf.

         Dec 10      System 38 User's Group Seminar (invited speaker)

 

1988 Apr 29      Simon Fraser University Seminar        May 5    CIPS Sem. - Knowledge-Based Sys.

         June 1      Unisys Canada Inc. Seminar (Vanc.)  June 2   Unisys Canada Inc. Seminar (Vanc.)

         Sept 18     System 38 Users, Richmond, B.C.     Dec 12 Hong Kong Productivity Seminar

         Dec 15      Nanjing Inst. of Technology Seminar Dec 20 Int. Computer Science Conf. Sem.

 

1989 Jan 10       IBM Canada Labs Seminar                Feb 21   Port Coquitlam Comp. Club Seminar

         Apr 3        CWARC-DOC Seminar                      May 11  GTE - AI Workshop - invited speaker

         June 9      16th ALLC/9th ICCH - Toronto         Aug 29  IFIP - San Francisco

         Sept 14     CBE/AESE/EASE Conference            Sept 15 Univ. of Waterloo Sem. - SystemX

         Dec 9        KBCS'89 Conference, Bombay

 

1990 Feb 2        Courant Institute Seminar               Feb 6    Sixth Intern. IEEE Data Engineering

         Feb 7        Sixth Intern.l IEEE Data Engineering Mar 12   CIPS Vancouver Chapter

         May 21      Michigan State Univ. Seminar           July 20   3rd Int. Robotics & Manufacturing

         Sept 25     Computational Intelligence '90         Oct 25   Third Int. Symp. on AI, Monterrey

                                                                                       Mexico - invited speaker

1991 Feb 7        Simon Fraser Univ. Seminar              Mar 19   Univ. of Alberta Seminar

         Apr 15      Kyushu Inst. of Tech. Seminar         Apr 16   Univ. of Hiroshima Seminar

         Oct 5        JAJSNLP’91, Iizuka, Japan                Dec 13  IEEE ISCOM’91, Tainan, Taiwan

 

1992 Feb 28      Simon Fraser Univ. Seminar              Mar 3     University of Regina Seminar

         Mar 9        University of Victoria Seminar           May 12  CSCSI Machine Learning Workshop

         June 12     2nd IRIS-PRECARN Conference        July 13   2nd BC Workshop on Intell. Control

         Aug 25      31st Conf. of Metallurgists - invited.  Dec 11  KMITT seminar, Bangkok

 

1993 Mar 24      University of Regina Basterfield Lct.   May 7    University of Regina Psych Dept.

         June 8      3rd IRIS-PRECARN Conference         June 9   3rd IRIS-PRECARN Conference

         Sept 30     University of Alberta invited lecture   Oct 11   Banff Wkshop on Rough Sets plenary

 

1994 Feb 22      KMITT seminar, Bangkok                 Apr 12   SFU - IRIS presentation lecture

         May 18      15th CSCSI Conf. Banff, Alberta       Jun 22   4th IRIS-PRECARN Conference

         Aug 17      3rd PRICAI Conf. Beijing - invited.     Aug 17  3rd PRICAI Conf. Panel presentation

         Sept 30     Univ. of Alberta - Dist. Alumni Lect.  Oct 11   Kyushu Inst. Tech seminar

         Oct 12      Oita University seminar                    Nov 29  Rogers Cablevision - Vancouver

         Dec 8        PRECARN meeting - Calgary            

 

1995 Jan 18       PACE Cmte meeting - Regina           Mar 21   SRC Seminar

         Apr 27      SS IEEE Chapter seminar - Regina     Aug 2    2ndSNLP - Bangkok (invited)

         Aug 21      KDD - Montreal                              Oct 17   Conf on Metallurgists - Regina

         Nov 24      SS IEEE Chapter seminar - Regina    

 

 

1996 May 23      CSCSI Invited Talk - Toronto           May 24  CSCSI Talk

         June 5      IRIS II presentation - Montreal         Dec 10  University of Waterloo seminar

 

1997 Feb 20      University of Santa Clara seminar       Feb 24   University of Santa Clara seminar

         Feb 27      University of Santa Clara seminar       May 31  UBC (VST) seminar - keynote speaker

         Jun 12      7th IRIS-PRECARN Conference         Jun 26   NLDB’97 Vancouver

         Jun 27      NLDB’97 Vancouver - keynote speaker          Sept 4            PACLING’97 Tokyo - keynote speaker

         Sept 8      Wkshop’97 Iizuka - keynote speaker

 

1998 Mar 28      Canadian Electricity Conf seminar      Sep 3    IBM Wkshop - Elect. Commerce seminar

 

1999 Mar 23      UPolytech Valencia seminar              May 8    UW Stats LDS Symposium - seminar

         July 15      U. Western Ontario seminar             Aug 1    IDEAS Conference, Montreal - seminar

         Nov 8        RSFDGrC'99 - Talk 1 - Japan             Nov 8    RSFDGrC'99 - Talk 2 - Japan

                                                                                      

 

2000 Jan 27       Data M ining short course - ICR        Jan 28   Data M ining short course - ICR

         Apr 12      SUNY Buffalo - seminar                   May 8    Chulalongkorn Univ seminar - Thailand

         May 11      SNLP’2000 invited talk - Thailand      May 17  CSCSI’2000 talk – Montreal

 

2001  Feb 20      CFI e-business workshop                 Sept 11 Pacling’2001 talk - Kitakyushu                

         Sept 12     Pacling’2001 talk - Kitakyushu          Sept 14 Pacling’2001 invited talk - Kitakyus

         Sept 17     HK Poly Univ talk - Hong Kong          Sept 24 CS, Dalhousie University - seminar           

         Oct 23      WI’2001 invited talk - Maebashi City  Oct 24   WI’2001 talk - Maebashi City                               Nov 6    Thommasat Univ talk – Bangkok                                                Nov 7    Mahidol Univ seminar - Bangkok                           Nov 8    Mahidol Univ seminar – Bangkok                                                 Nov 9    Chulalongkorn seminar - Bangkok                         Nov 12  KMUTT seminar – Thonburi                                                Nov 15  KMUTT seminar - Thonburi                                 Nov 16  NECTEC seminar – Bangkok

 

2002  Oct 18      HK Poly Univ talk 65 Annv.- Hong Kong         Dec 12            Yamaguchi seminar

         Dec 16      Mahidol Univ seminar - Bangkok        Dec 17  Mahidol Univ seminar - Bangkok                          

2003  Jan 10       Adventis talk – New Jersey              Jan 24   Graduate talk - Dalhousie

         April 17     Open Text seminar – Waterloo        May 16  Univ of Alberta seminar

         Jun 2        KMUTT seminar – Bangkok              Aug 23  Pacling’2003 talk – Halifax

         Sept 11     Mahidol Univ seminar – Bangkok       Sept 12 Mahidol Univ seminar – Bangkok

         Oct 14      WI/IAT conference – Halifax            Nov 9    HK Baptist Univ – seminar

         Nov 28      Alzehiemer’s wkshop - Halifax

 

2004  Jan 14       Symantec presentation – Ca            Mar 7     HK Poly Univ talk - Hong Kong                             Apr 23   Precarn project present – Halifax                                         May 13  Energy 2004 – Antigonish

         Sept 19     WI/IAT’04 workshop seminar 1        Sept 19 WI/IAT’04 workshop seminar 2

                                                                                               

2005  Mar 10      Aliant presentation – Halifax             Jul 13    Dalhousie Univ. talk - Halifax                                Jul 18    Mahidol Univ. seminar - Bangkok                                                  Jul 19    Mahidol Univ. seminar - Bangkok

         Jul 20        Mahidol Univ. seminar – Bangkok      Aug 24  Pacling’2005 talk – Tokyo

         Aug 25      Pacling’2005 invited talk - Tokyo      Dec 20  Mahidol Univ. seminar – Bangkok

 

2006  Jun 28      KMITL seminar - Bangkok

Teaching Experience

 

Institution

Course

Title

Dalhousie University

CSCI4150

Artificial Intelligence

University of Waterloo

CS499

Special Topics

 

*CS786O

NL Processing with HPSG’s

University of Regina

CS490

Special Topics

 

CS891

Reading Course

 

CS891

AI and Databases

 

CS420/CS820

Artificial Intelligence

 

CS832

Intelligent Systems

University of Victoria

*CSC574D

Knowledge Rep’n

 

CSC480C/574C

Artificial Intelligence

 

CSC585

Graduate Seminar

B.C. Telephone Company

*Pascal Course

 

Rensselaer Polytechic Inst.

CMPT 66600

Advanced Programming

 

CMPT 66110

Computer Fundamentals

Simon Fraser University

*CMPT001

Computers & People

 

CMPT 103

Intro to a high-level lang.

 

CMPT 105

Fundamental Concepts.

 

CMPT110/280

Comp. & Humanities

 

*CMPT380

Comp. Lingistics

 

*CMPT380

Comp. Lingistics

 

*CMPT380

Comp. Lingistics

 

CMPT383

Comparative Pgm’ing

 

*CMPT410

Artificial Intelligence

 

CMPT820/882

Artificial Intelligence

 

CMPT315/415

Art. Int. & Spec. Tps

University of Alberta

*CMPUT 215

Data Structures

 

CMPUT 315

Comp. Organization

Old Dominion University

CS100

Intro to Comp. Sci.

 

CS315

Data Structures

 

CS594

Computing

Ohio State University

CS543

Programming II

 

CS641

Programming III

 

·   developed as a new course

 

Graduate Student Supervision

Senior Supervisor (or co-supervisor)

 

Dates

Student

Degree

Univ.

Thesis Title

Employment

1978-79

Robert Mercer

Ph.D. – CS

Trans to UBC

 

Prof., Univ. of West Ontario

1979-82

Max Krause

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Perfect Hash Function Search w/Application to Computer Lexicon Design

Working in British Columbia

1979-84

Scott Bleackley

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Design Considerations for Knowledge-Based Decision Support Systems

Self-employed

1982-83

Robert Hadley

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

A Natural Language Query System for a Prolog Database

Prof., SFU

1982-84

Fred Martin

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Automated Evaluation of Interactive Systems: A Quality Assessment Approach

Inst., BCIT

1983-86

Tomacz Strzalkowski

Ph.D. – CS

SFU

The Stratified Model of Meaning Representation

Prof., SUNY Albany

1984-85

Fred Popowich

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Unrestricted Gapping Grammars: Theory, Implementation & Applic’s

Prof., SFU

1985-88

Stefan Joseph

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Unrestricted Gapping Grammars: Theory, Implementation & Applic’s

Inst., BCIT

1985-86

Gary Hall

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

The Multiple Access Path Problem and Simple English Expressions

Programmer SFU

1985-86

Mimi Kao

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Generating Quality Responses from Null Answers to Queries

Industry, Hong Kong

Visited Victoria 1986/87 academic year & unofficially supervised

Cripps (Muller), Wang (Muller), Akins (Musio), Friessen (Bhargava)

1986-87

Andrew Cripps

M.Sc. – CS

UVic

Aspects of the Inheritance Problem

Industry, England

1986-87

Jerome Wang

M.Sc. – CS

UVic

FRLjw - A Frame Representation Language

 

1986-88

Garth Akins

M.Sc. – CS

UVic

Inexactness in Rule Sets

 

1986-87

Lorin Friessen

M.Sc. – EE

UVic

A Lisp Program that Determines Cognitive Style

 

Back to SFU after one year in Victoria

1988-89

Yandong Cai

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Attribute Oriented Induction in Relational Databases

Univ. of Illinois

1988-90

Russell Ovans

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Constraint Reasoning with applications to Computer Music

 

1988-90

Carl Vogel

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Inheritance Reasoning & Head Driven Phrase Structure Parsing

Prof., Trinity College, Dublin

1990-91

Eric Wu

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Transformation & Benchmark Evaluation for SQL Querys

Nortel

1988-92

Christine Chan

Ph.D. – SA

SFU

Inferential Modeling Technique for Semantic Representation of Domain Knowledge

Prof., Univ. of Regina

1987-92

T. Pattabhiraman

Ph.D. - CS

SFU

Aspects of Salience in Natural Language Generation

Crystal Services

1985-92

Howard Hamilton

Ph.D. - CS

SFU

Specification of Inductive-Inference Problems for Machine Discovery

Prof., Univ. of Regina

1985-92

Xiobing Chen

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Qualitative Analysis Simplification for Integrity Constraint Enforcement

 

1990-92

Xiaohua Hu

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Conceptual Clustering & Concept Hierarchies in Knowledge Discovery

Prof., Drexel University

1992-93

Jean Low

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Impedances to Re-Engineering - A Different Perscpective

B.C. Telephone

1992-93

Jinshi Xia

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Attribute-Oriented Induction in Object-Oriented Databases

 

1991-93

Yao Yuan

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

Design of a Complex Object Description Language

 

1992-94

David Fudger

M.Sc. – CS

Regina

Concept Hierachies for Attribute-Oriented KDD

 

1992-95

Craig Larman

 

M.Sc. – CS

SFU

A Hybrid O-O/Logic Framework with Applications to Chromosomal Abnormalities                     Chromosomal Abnormalities

Chief Scientist at Valtech

1993-95

Xiaohua Hu

Ph.D. CS

Regina

Concept Discovery using Rough Sets in Databases

Prof., Drexel University

1994-96

Salla Abourgia

M.Sc. – CS

Regina

Expert Network Configuration

SaskTel

1994-

Shinta Mayasari

Ph.D. CS

Regina

Natural Language Interfaces for Health Databases

SaskTel

1995-

Ning Shan

Ph.D. CS

Regina

Knowledge Discovery using Rough Sets in Databases

Working in Maryland

1995-96

Tony Chu

M.Sc. – CS

Regina

Parallel Learning of Belief Networks from Large Databases

 

1995-97

Gayathri Mahalingan

M.Sc. – CS

Regina

Natural Language Access to Internet Search Engines

Crown Life

1993-97

Aijun An

Ph.D. CS

Regina

Analysis Methodologies for Integrated and Enhanced Problem Solving

Prof., York University

1997-99

Jessie Hou

M.Math-CS

Waterloo

Meta Access to Internet Search Engines (EMATISE)

Working in California

1995-00

Kanlaya Naruedomkul

Ph.D. CS

Regina

Generate and Repair Machine Translation (GRMT)

Prof., Mahidol University

1997-01

Jianchao Han

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Interactive Visualization for Knowledge Discovery

Prof., Califor-nia State Univ

1999-01

Amit Dubey

M.Math-CS

Waterloo

Tuning Probabilistic Parsers with Plain Text

PhD student Saarland Univ

1999-02

Jojo Kurniawan

M.Math

Waterloo

NIDGE: Narratively Interactive and Dramatic Games

Working in Calgary

2000-02

Tony Abou-Assaleh

M.Math

Waterloo

Relaxed Unification

PhD student

Dalhousie

1999-02

Yanhui Huang

M.Sc. – CS

Regina

Web-based Classification Using Machine Learning Approaches

PhD student

Dalhousie University

1997-02

Vlado Kešelj

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Modular Stochastic HPSGs for Question Answering

Prof., Dalhou-sie University

2001-03

Ray Sweidan

M.Math

Waterloo

Project-Exploiting Prediction to Improve User-Perceived Latency

Project Manager, Kanayo

1998-03

YingWei Wang

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Binary One Algorithm: Retrieving High-Frequency words in Linear Time and Logarithmic Space

Prof., University of PEI

1999-03

Fletcher Lu

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Exploring Model-Based Methods for Reinforcement Learning

Researcher, Univ. of Waterloo

2003-05

Sittichai Jiampochaman

M.C.Sc.

Dalhousie

Automatic Biological Term Annotation using n-gram and Classification Methods

PhD student

University of Alberta

2003-05

Asad Satti

M.C.Sc.

Dalhousie

Automatic Annotation of Semantic Web Documents

Working in Halifax

2001-05

Xiangdong An

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Towards Dynamic Multiagent Probablistic Inference: Testbeds and Methods

PostDoc, Dalhousie & Saint Marys

2001-05

Jae-Huack Lee

Ph.D. CS

Guelph

Baysian Machine Learning

 

2004-05

Puntip Pattaraintakorn

Ph.D. Math

Mahidol

Selecting Attributes for Soft-Computing Analysis in Hybrid Intelligent Systems

Lecturer, KMITL

1999-06

Zhenmei Gu

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Adaptive Information Extraction from Online Documents

PostDoc, Dalhousie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Supervisor (or Co-supervisor)

 

Dates

Student

Degree

University

Thesis Topic

2006-

Onintra Poobrasert

Ph.D.

Dalhousie

Multimedia applications to Education

2005-

Sumalee Sonamthiang

Ph.D. Math

Mahidol

 

2000-

Jiye Li

Ph.D. CS

Waterloo

Association Rules and Recommendation Systems

2002-

Lalita Naripulikul

Ph.D. CS

Dalhousie

Speech Prosody

2003-

Daan He

Ph.D. CS

Dalhousie

Image Analysis

2003-

Tony Abou-Assaleh

Ph.D. CS

Dalhousie

Relaxed Unification

2003-

Yanhui Huang

Ph.D. CS

Dalhousie

Health informatics

2004-

Atorn Nuntiyagul

Ph.D. CS Ed.

Mahidol

Thai Text Categorization & Retrieval for Item Bank using Patterned Keyword in Phrases

2004-

Numtip Rattanavungchaiya

Ph.D. CS Ed.

Mahidol

Self Generate Information of Unknown Word System

2004-

Srisavakon Dangsaart

Ph.D. CS Ed.

Mahidol

Thai Text to Thai Sign Language System

2004-

Thammanoon Ditcharoen

Ph.D. CS Ed.

Mahidol

Thai Sign to Thai MT for Deaf Learning

 

 

 

 

External Examiner

 

Date

Student

Degree

University

1977

Gordon McCalla

Ph.D. CS

UBC

1983

Mostafa Aref

M.Sc. CS

University of Saskatchewan

1984

Robert Leahy

M.Sc. Kinesiology

Simon Fraser University

1989

Phil Harrison

Ph.D. CS

University of Washington

1989

Claudia Morawetz

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1989

Christi Dykstra

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1989

Scott Tilley

M.Sc. CS

University of Victoria

1989

Keith Chan

Ph.D. Systems Engineering

University of Waterloo

1989

Julia Johnson

Ph.D. CS

UBC

1992

Hong Fan

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1995

Darrell Conklin

Ph.D. CS

Queen’s University

1996

Andrew Fall

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1997

Lottie Price

M.Sc. CS

University of Saskatchewan

1997

Yang Wang

Ph.D. Systems Engineering

University of Waterloo

1998

Punam Bedi

Ph.D. CS

University of Delhi

2004

Manuel Zahariev

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

2004

Verayuth Lertnattee

Ph.D. CS

Sirindhorn Intern. Inst. of Tech

 

 

 

 

 

 

Served on Supervisory Committee

 

Date

Student

Degree

University

1979-81

Jean Piche

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1979-82

Patrick Black

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1980-82

Thomas Strotthotte

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1981-83

Ed Bryant

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1982-84

A. Lo

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1983-86

David Cummings

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1983-87

Gary Ridsdale

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1983-86

Shun-en Xie

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1986-87

Sen Tao

M.Sc. CS

University of Victoria

1986-91

J. Dyck

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1987-89

Paul Franklin

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1987-88

X. Zhou

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1987-90

X. Xu

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1987-89

K. Chin

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1989-91

Q. Wang

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1990-94

R. Gupta

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1990-93

L. Liu

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1990-92

Z. Xie

Ph.D. CS

Simon Fraser University

1991-93

Y. Huang

M.Sc. CS

Simon Fraser University

1994-95

Colin Carter

M.Sc. CS

University of Regina

1996-97

J. Shu

M.Sc. CS

University of Regina

1996-98

Jianna Zhang

Ph.D. CS

University of Regina

1997-

Peter Vanderheyden

Ph.D. CS

University of Waterloo – 2nd stage

1997-03

Matthew Young-Lai

Ph.D. CS

University of Waterloo – 2nd stage

1998-00

Robert Hilderman

Ph.D. CS

University of Regina

1998

Michael Fleming

M.Math, CS

University of Waterloo

1998

Zhe Liu

M.Math, CS

University of Waterloo

1999

Steven Banks

M.Math, CS

University of Waterloo

1999

Curtis Cartmill

M.Math, CS

University of Waterloo

2000-03

Theo Chiasson

Ph.D. CS

Dalhousie University

2002-04

Calvin Thomas

M.C.Sc.       

Dalhousie University

2003-04

Yingbo Miao

M.C.Sc.       

Dalhousie University

2006

Michael Lemczyk

M.C.Sc.       

Dalhousie University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist Supervisor

 

Year

Scientist

Position

University

Employment

1985-95

Gary Hall

Research Scientist

Simon Fraser University

Systems Programmer, SFU

1984-87

Paul McFetridge

Research Scientist

Simon Fraser University

Chair, Linguistics, SFU

1986-92

Chris Groeneboer

Research Scientist

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser

1986-87

Tomacz Strzalwokski

Postdoctoral

Fellow

Simon Fraser University

Prof., SUNY Albany

1986-94

Dan Fass

Postdoctoral

Fellow

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser

1993-95

Xu Wu

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Regina

Hiroshima University

1993-94

Michael Hadjimichael

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Regina

Naval Postgraduate School

1995-96

Weidong Yu

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Regina

Empress Software, Toronto

1994-97

Colin Carter

Research Scientist

University of Regina

The Brick, Calgary

1995-97

Robert Hilderman

Research Scientist

University of Regina

Prof., University of Regina

1996-98

Carlos Rivera

Research Scientist

University of Regina

 

1997-01

Aijun An

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Waterloo

Prof., York University

1998-99

Jianna Zhang

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Waterloo

Prof., Western Washington State University

2001-03

Jimmy Huang

Postdoctoral

Fellow

University of Waterloo

Prof., York University

2003-04

Phyllis Huang

Research Scientist

University of Waterloo

Ph.D. student, Dalhousie University

2004-05

Chutima Pisarn

Research Scientist

Dalhousie University

Ph.D. student, Sirindhorn  International Inst. of Tech.

2004-05

Puntip Pattara-intakorn

Research Scientist

Dalhousie University

Ph.D. student, Mahidol University

2005-

Xiangdong An

Postdoctoral

Fellow

Dalhousie University

 

2006-

Zhenmei Gu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dalhousie University

 

Professional Activities

University Related

1978 - 1980             Graduate Studies Chairman, Computing Science

1981- 1985              Chairman of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

1985                        Search Committee, SFU VP Research and Information Systems

                                Search Committee, Director of SFU Computing Services

1985-                       SFU Senate (reelected in 1988, 1991)

1985 - 1987             SFU Senate Committee on Scholarships and Awards

1987 - 1992             SFU Senate Committee on Honourary Degrees

1988 - 1990             BCIT Advisory Committee for Computer Technology Program

1989                        SFU liaison for Fund Raising of Chair in Expert Systems for Engineering/Computing

1990                        Search Committee, SFU VP Research and Information Systems

                                Search Committee, Director of SFU School of Kinesiology

                                Search Committee, Director of SFU Centre for Image/Sound Research

                                Member of President's Research Grant Adjudication Committee, summer

1990- 1992                                                                                 SFU Senate Committee on Continuing Education

                                Member of Board of Directors of Centre for Image/Sound Research

1991                        SFU Task Force on Distributed Computing

1992                        Chairman of University Committee on Instructional Computing (COIC)

1993 - 1997             University of Regina Assoicate Vice President Research

1993 - 1997             University of Regina Dean of Graduate Studies

1993 - 1997             University of Regina International Liaison Officer

1993 - 1997             University of Regina Senate

1993 - 1997             Saskatchewan Research Council Board

1993 - 1997             University of Regina International Liaison Officer

1993 -                      1997                                                           Regina Economic Development Authority member

1993 - 1997             Chairman of the Board - The Development Institute of Saskatchewan

1995 - 1997             Member of the Board - CIBINT Inc.

1997 - 2001             Chairman of Computing Science, University of Waterloo

1997 - 2002             University of Waterloo Senate

1997 - 1999             University of Waterloo Honourary Degrees Committee

2000 - 2002             University of Waterloo Senate Finance Committee

2002 -                                                                                         Dalhousie University Senate

2003 -                                                                                         Dalhousie University Senate Committee on Computing and Information Technology Planning

2002 -                                                                                         Dalhousie Energy Initiatives

 

Editorships & Editorial Boards

1978 - 1980             Academic Editor for BC, CIPS Review

1982 - 1983             Regional Editor for Comtex Scientific Corporation - AI Series

1982 -                      Editorial Board of Computers and Mathematics, Elsevier Science

1984 - 2002             Founding Co-Editor for Computational Intelligence, an International Journal, NRCC Publishers

                                (1984-1991), Basil Blackwells, Publishers (1991- )

1985 - 1995             Editorial Board of Expert Systems: Research and Applications Journal

1986 -                      Editorial Board of Applied Mathematics Letters Journal, Elsevier Science

1988 -                      Editorial Board of Vivek, Bombay India

1993 - 1997             Editorial Board of IEEE Expert

1993 - 1997             Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

1998 - 2004             Editorial Board of Knowledge and Information Systems – Amerca’s Editor

1999 - 2001             Editorial Board of ACM SIGMOD Digital Review

2003 -                                                                                         Editorial Board of Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, IOS Press

2004 -`                    Editor –in-chief of Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer

 

Academic (research) Related

1978-80                   Book Reviewer for CHum

1979                        Reviewer for Sixth IJCAI

1980                        Session Organizer - Third CSCSI/SCEIO National Conference

1981                        Session Organizer - Seventh CMCCS National Conference

                                Reviewer for Seventh IJCAI

1982                        Program Chairman - Fourth CSCSI/SCEIO National Conference

                                Guest Editor for Computers and Mathematics 9(1), Special Issue - Comp. Linguistics

1983                        Guest Editor for IEEE Computer 16(10), Special Issue - Knowledge Representation

1983                        Reviewer for Eighth IJCAI

                                Program Committee - First IEEE COMPDEC Conference

1984                        Panel Session - First IEEE COMPDEC Conference

                                Reviewer - 24th ACL Conference

                                Panel Session - Fifth CSCSI/SCEIO Conference

                                Session Organizer - CIPS National Conference

                                Guest Editor for Computers and Mathematics 11(5), Special Issue on Practical Art. Int. Sys

1984-85                   Reviewer for INFOR

1985                        Reviewer for Ninth IJCAI

                                Program Chairman - Theoretical Approaches to Natural Language Understanding

                                Program Committee - Second IEEE COMPDEC Conference

1985                       Tutorial Leader on Natural Language Interfaces - Second IEEE COMPDEC

1986                        Program Committee - Sixth CSCSI/SCEIO National Conference

                                Program Committee - Third IEEE COMPDEC Conference

1986-                       Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

                                Reviewer - ACM SIGIR

1987                        Program Co-Chairman - Seventh CSCSI/SCEIO National Conference

1988                        Program Committee - Fourth IEEE COMPDEC Conference

                                Program Committee - Computational Intelligence Conference - Milan, Italy.

                                Reviewer - IEEE Software, IEEE Computer, ACM Information Systems, ACMTODS

1989                        Reviewer - IEEE Software, IEEE Computer, ACM Information Systems, IEEE PAMI

                                Panel Organizer - 11th IFIP Congress '89 on Knowledge Based Systems

1990                        Program Chairman for 7th International IEEE Data Engineering Conf. - Kobe, Japan

                                Program Chairman for 3rd International Computational Intelligence Conf. - Milan, Italy

                                Panel Organizer - 6th International IEEE Data Engineering Conf. - Los Angeles, CA.

                                Program Committee for CSCSI/SCEIO

                                Reviewer for NSERC, SSHRC, BC Science, CSCSI, IEEE PAMI, IEEE Software, IEEE Computer,

                                Computers and Mathematics,...

1991-                       Advisory Board - International Conference on the App'l of AI in Engineering

                                Program Committee, ICCI'91 Conference

                                General Chairman for 8th International IEEE Data Engineering Conf. - Phoenix, AZ.

                                CIAR-PRECARN Associate

1992-                       Steering Committee for IEEE Data Engineering Conference

                                Editorial Board - IEEE Expert

1992                        Program Committee, ICPADS’92 (Int. Conf. on Parallel & Distributed Systems) - Hsinchu, TW

1992                        Vice Chair - 13th Int. Conf. on Distributed Computing Systems - Pittsburgh

1993 - 97                 Editorial Board - IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

                                Program Committee, Data & Knowledge Systems for Manufacturing & Engr., Hong Kong

1994                        Program Committee, Int. Conference on Tools for Artificial Intelligence (TAI-6)

1994 -                      Program Committee, VLDB 20, Santiago, Chile

                                Reviewer and Panelist, Expert Systems and Databases, National Science Foundation, U.S.A.

                                Program Committee, IPCCC’95

                                NSERC CORC committee

1994-95                   Program Committee, First Int. Conf on Knowledge Discovery & Database Mining (KDD-95)

1995-96                   Program Committee, Second Int. Conf on Knowledge Discovery & Database Mining (KDD-96)

1995                        Program Committee, Int. Conference on Rough Sets (RST-95)

1995                        Program Committee, Int. Conference on Tools for Artificial Intelligence (TAI-7)

1996-97                   Program Committee, Third Int. Conf on Knowledge Discovery & Database Mining (KDD-97)

1997                        Program Committee, Pacific Assoc. for Comp. Linguistics (Pacling-97)

1997                        Program Committee, Rough Sets and Soft Computing (RSSC-97)

1998                        Program Committee, Cdn Society for Comp. Studies of Intelligence Conf.  (CAI-98)

1998                        Program Committee, Int. Conf. on Knowledge Based Computer Systems, India  (KBCS-98)

1998                        Program Committee, Int. Conf. on Knowledge Systems and Dist. Intell., Beijing  (KSDI-98)

1998                        Program Committee, IEEE KDEX Workshop, Taiwan

1999                        Program and General Chairman, PACLING’99. Waterloo.

2000                        Program Chairman, SNLP’2000, Thailand.

                                Steering Committee for IEEE Data Mining Conference

                                Program Co-Chairman, IEEE Data Mining Conference, San Jose, California

                                Program Committee, World Computer Congress (WCC'2000) in Beijing, August 20-25, 2000.

                                Program Committee, Computational Intelligence; Methods & Applications (CIMA 2001)

                                Program Committee, CDN Artificial Intelligence (CSCSI/SCEIO 2001

2001                         Program Committee (reviewer) for CSCSI/SCEIO’2001, SNLP’2002 in Bangkok, ISMIS’2002,

                                IEEE  International Workshop on Natural Language processing and Knowledge Engineering

                                (NLPKE’2001), RSCTC’2002, CIMA 2001 and IEEE KDEX Workshop Taiwan.

2002                        Program Committee (reviewer) for CSCSI/SCEIO’2002, ISMIS’2003, RSCTC’2002

2003                        Program Co-chair,PAKDD’04

                                Program Committee (reviewer) for CSCSI/SCEIO’2003, ISMIS’2004, RSCTC’2004

                                General Chair, IEEE WI/IAT’03

                                General Chair, PACLING’2003

2004                        Program Co-chair, IEEE WI/IAT’04

Program Committee (reviewer) for PAKDD’05, ISMIS’2005, FDM05, WI/IAT 2005 – Vice Chair, CSCSI/SCEIO’2004, RSFDGrC 2005, X CIARP, ACL 2005, IEEE GrC

2005                        Program Committee (reviewer) for PAKDD’06, RSKT2006, IEEE GrC, WSEAS Working Group on DATA MINING                                                                                      

 

Government Related

1981                        Reviewer - National Science Foundation Grants

1984                        Site visitor for NSERC

1985                        Site visit committee chairman for NSERC

1985                       Co-Chairman of Planning Committee - B.C. Advanced Systems Institute

1986-                                                                                          Member of Scientific Advisory Board - B.C. Advanced Systems Institute

1988 - 1990             Member of the Interdisciplinary NSERC Grants Selection Committee

1988                                                                                           Site visitor for NSERC

1988 - 1989             Member of PRECARN's IRIS research committee for Centres of Excellence

1989 -                      member of the IRIS NCE Research Committee and Project Leader for IRIS

1989 - 1991             NRCC Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence

1990 - 1991             Member of B.C. SPARK Committee on Information Technology

1990 - 1992             Area Coordinator (knowledge-based systems) of the IRIS NCE & Project Leader for IRIS

1991                                                                                           Site visitor for NSERC

1991                        Member of the Interdisciplinary NSERC Grants Selection Committee (1 extra year)

1991 - 1994             Area Coordinator (knowledge-based systems) of the IRIS NCE & Project Leader for IRIS

                                invited member of NSERC workshop on mission statement for information technology

1993 - 1997             Theme Coordinator (human-machine interfaces) of the IRIS II NCE proposal & Project Leader for

                                IRIS II

1993 - 1997             Canadian Genome Assessment of Technology (CGAT) management board

1993 -                      1997                                                           Member of Telecom’s Policy Cmte, Regina Economic Development Authority (REDA)

1993 - 1997             Member of the Provincial Telecommunications Committee - Provincial Secretary (SK)

1994 - 1997             Member of the Board - CANARIE

1994 - 1997             Member of the Board - CanTech

1994 - 1996             Member of PACE (Provincial Action Committee on Economics)

1996                        Member of NSF Review Committee

1995                        Member of the Collaborative Grants Panel - NSERC Committee

1996 - 1998             Member of the Strategic Panel for Information Technology - NSERC Committee

1998                        Member of NSF Review Committee for KDI (Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence)

1998 - 2002             Member of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation Panel

1998 - 2002             Member of the CITO Review Panel

1998                        Member of the Steacie Awards Committee

1999 – 2003            Member of the Canada Research Chairs Interdisciplinary Committee

2002                        Member of the Steacie Awards Committee

2003                        Site visit chair for NSERC Networks Proposal

2004 -                                                                                         Member of the NSERC CHRP (Cdn Health Research Projects) Committee

2004                        Member of the Steacie Awards Committee

 

 

Other

1982 - 1984             President, Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence

1984                        Elected member of the Fifth Generation steering committee (NSERC)

1984 - 1985             Consultant to Boeing Computer Services, Bellevue, Washington

1985 - 1990             President, Canadian Society for Fifth Generation Research

1987                        Consultant to AAL Autometrics Ltd.

1989                        External Reviewer of University of Saskatchewan's Computational Science Department

                                External Reviewer of University of Ottawa/Carleton joint Ph.D. program in Computing

1989 - 1993             Board of Directors for Centre for Image and Sound Research (CISR)

1990                        External Reviewer of University of Regina's Computer Science Department for CIPS

1991 - 1993             Member of Research Committee for Centre for Image and Sound Research (CISR)

1991 - 1994             President, Cdn Assoc for Computer Science/Assoc Informtique Canadienne (CACS/AIC)

1993                        External Reviewer of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science

1994                        Consultant to Showbase Media, Aylmer, Quebec

1995 - 1996             External Reviewer of University of Victoria's Computer Science Department (Chair of cmte)

1996                        External Reviewer of BCIT's Bachelor of Technology Degree (Chair of cmte)

1996                        External Reviewer of Carleton University's Computer Science Department

1996                        External Reviewer of Acadia Univ's Graduate Program in Computer Science (Chair of cmte)

1998 - 1999             Consultant to Open Text Corporation, Waterloo, Ontario

1999 - 2001             External Reviewer of Sultan Qaboos University's Computer Science Department (Oman)

1999 - 2002             Global Information Networking Institute - member of the Scientific Advisory Board

2001 – 2002            Consultant to Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2001 –                     Consultant to Mahidol University

2001 –                     Consultant to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

2001 – 2004            President, PACLING

2003 – 2005            Academic Advisor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2004                        External Reviewer of Hong Kong Baptist University's Computer Science Department

2005                        External Reviewer of Wilfrid Laurier University's Physics & Computing Department

 

References

*Dr. Gordon McCalla                                                             Professor B. Chandrasekaran, Director L.A.I.R.

Department of Computer Science                                      Computer & Information Science Department

University of Saskatchewan                                                  The Ohio State University

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W0                                   Columbus, Ohio 43210

 

*Prof. Alan Mackworth                                                           *Dr. Tom Calvert, VP Research

Department of Computer Science                                      Technical University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia                                                 301 - 10334 152A Street

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W5                                 Surrey, BC   V3R 7P8

 

*Dr. Johnny Wong                                                                                  

School of Computer Science                                               

University of Waterloo                                                            

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1                                                                   

 

* could comment especially well on administrative capabilities as well as academic abilities