The instructors have been in collaboration for 4 years, with multiple joint papers. This joint work has been a fusion of the two research areas of the collaborators: networks and datamining. The worked has focused on Internet modeling using the advanced data-mining techniques and has lead to discoveries that would not have been feasible otherwise.
MICHALIS FALOUTSOS received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (1993) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada (1999). He is currently an assistant professor at the University of California Riverside. He has received the CAREER award from NSF (2000), and two major DARPA grants. He has co-authored with Christos and Petros Faloutsos the highly-cited paper "On Powerlaws of the Internet Topology" (SIGCOMM'99), which renewed the interest of the community in modeling the Internet topology. His interests include Internet measurements, multicast protocols, real-time communications, and wireless networks.
CHRISTOS FALOUTSOS received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (1981) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation (1989), three ``best paper'' awards (SIGMOD 94, VLDB 97, KDD01 (runner-up)), and four teaching awards. He has published over 100 refereed articles, one monograph, and holds four patents. His research interests include data mining, network analysis, indexing in relational and multimedia databases.