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Congratulations to Tanwistha Saha for defending her doctoral thesis titled "Learning in Relational Networks".

Tanwistha will be joining Intel in Portland, Oregon in December 2014.

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Title: Convex Multi-task Relationship Learning using Hinge Loss

Authors: Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala

Conference: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining

Location: Florida

Date: Dec 2014.


Multi-task learning improves generalization performance by learning several related tasks
jointly. Several methods have been proposed for multi-task learning in recent years. Many
methods make strong assumptions about symmetric task relationships while some are able to

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Huzefa Rangwala (Computer Science Department), Aditya Johri (Applied Information Technology Department), and Jaime Lester (Higher Education Program) received $766K from the National Science Foundation for their project, "BIGDATA: IA: DKA: Collaborative Research: Learning Data Analytics: Providing Actionable Insights to Increase College Student Success."

This project is in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.

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Each year, George Mason University selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive the Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Award.

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Huzefa was the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award winner.

Check out Huzefa's online teaching portfolio with student names redacted associated with this award.

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Three papers accepted (in press) for publishing in IEEE/ACM Transactions on on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB)

  • Predicting Protein Functions using Multiple Kernels by Guoxian Yu, Huzefa Rangwala , Carlotta Domeniconi, Guoji Zhang and Zili Zhang
  • Classifying protein sequences using regularized multi-task learning by Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala
  • Protein Function Prediction with Incomplete Annotations by Guoxian Yu, Huzefa Rangwala ,Carlotta Domeniconi, Guoji Zhang and Zhiwen Yu
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  • Sam Blasiak, Ph.D. (2013) wins the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for AY 2013-2014.
  • Azad Naik wins the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for AY 2013-2014.
  • Huzefa Rangwala wins the GMU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014.
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Paper Title: FLIP: Active Learning for Relational Network Classification.

Conference: The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases 2014.

Authors: Tanwistha Saha, Huzefa Rangwala and Carlotta Domeniconi

Location: Nancy, France

Acceptance Rate: 115/483 - (23.8%).

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Check the link featuring undergraduate student, Anisha's work this Fall.

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Four journal article in press.

  1. Protein Function Prediction using Multi-label Ensemble Classification by Guoxian Yu, Huzefa Rangwala, Carlotta Domeniconi, Guoji Zhang, and Zhiwen Yu to appear in IEEE Transactions in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (TCBB)
  2. 16S rRNA Metagenome Clustering and Diversity Estimation using Locality Sensitive Hashing by Zeehasham Rasheed, Huzefa Rangwala and Daniel Barbara to appear in BMC Systems Biology.

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