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DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series

Network-Based Mathematical Programming Models in Data Mining


Panos M. Pardalos
Center for Applied Optimization
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Biomedical Engineering Department
McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
4:30 p.m. reception
5:00 p.m. seminar

402 Walter Library

Panos M. Pardalos

We discuss one of the promising research directions in data mining using network-based models for data analysis and decision making. In many practical situations, a real-world dataset can be represented as a large graph (network) with certain attributes associated with its vertices and edges. These attributes may contain specific information characterizing the given application, which often provides a new insight into the internal structure and patterns of the data. The considered examples include telecommunications, social networks, biomedicine, and finance.


Dr. Panos Pardalos is Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also affiliated faculty member of the Computer Science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center, and the Biomedical Engineering Program. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Applied Optimization. Dr. Pardalos obtained a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in Computer and Information Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, DIMACS Center, Institute of Mathematics and Applications, FIELDS Institute, AT & T Labs Research, Trier University, Linkoping Institute of Technology, and Universities in Greece. Dr. Pardalos is a world leading expert in global and combinatorial optimization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Optimization Letters, and Computational Management Science. In addition, he is the managing editor of several book series, and a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He is the author of seven books and the editor of more than 80 books. He has written numerous articles and developed several well known software packages. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.