Vagelis Hristidis (official name: Evangelos Christidis), Associate Professor

Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
office: Winston Chung Hall 317
office tel.: (951) 827-2478
fax: (951) 827-4643

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

My key areas of expertise are Databases, Information Retrieval, and particularly the intersection of these two areas. My long-term vision is to make the information in databases easily accessible and useful, in various application domains. My research has strong emphasis on interdisciplinary topics, mainly Health Informatics (where I have published a book) and Social Networks. My key achievements include the NSF CAREER award, a Google Research Award, an IBM Scalable Data Analytics for A Smarter Planet Innovation Award, the FIU SCIS Excellence in Research Award (twice), the FIU University Faculty Award and the Kauffmann Entrepreneurship Award. Our work on correlating Twitter and financial data in 2012 was featured by many mainstream media like The New York Times, Forbes and Yahoo!.  In 2010, I founded PatentsSearcher.com, which is a patent search engine, in an effort to commercialize my research on searching semi-structured domain data.

Curriculum Vitae    Google Scholar Profile

Research INTERESTS

UCR Database Lab

RECENT CLASSES

STUDENTS

Current:

  1. Shiwen Cheng, PhD student
  2. Mohiuddin Abdul Qader, PhD student
  3. Eduardo Ruiz, PhD student
  4. Shouq Sadah, PhD student
  5. Matthew Wiley, PhD student

Alumni:

  1. Abhijith Kashyap, PhD 2013
  2. Jie Yu, MS 2012
  3. Amanda M. Crick, MS 2011
  4. Fernando Farfan, PhD 2010, PostDoc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  5. Oscar Valdivia, MS 2010
  6. Ramakrishna Varadarajan, PhD 2009, HP (formerly: PostDoc at University of Wisconsin, Madison)

PROJECTS

Past Projects

PUBLICATIONS

List of Publications

Publications from DBLP

Vagelis Hristidis. Information Discovery on Electronic Health Records. CRC - Taylor & Francis, December 2009 (also co-authored 4 chapters), ISBN:  9781420090383, ISBN 10:  1420090380, December 22, 2009

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Support Material

Review by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Vol. 304 No. 12, September 22/29, 2010

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Collaborative Tagging for Web Item Design and Health Data Management Research, Microsoft Research, Redmond, 2012
  2. PatentsSearcher: A Novel Portal to Search and Explore Patents. 3rd International Workshop on Patent Information Retrieval, at ACM CIKM 2010, Toronto
  3. An Access Cost-Aware Approach for Object Retrieval over Multiple Sources, VLDB 2010, Singapore
  4. Information Discovery on Vertical Domains, Invited talk, University of Waterloo, Canada, June 2010. Variants of this talk also given at Free University of Bolzano, Roma University Tre, University of Athens, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, and other places.
  5. Searching and Exploring Biomedical Data, Invited talk, Indiana University Medical School, June 2010   
  6. CADS: A Collaborative Adaptive Data Sharing Platform. VLDB Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Databases (PersDB 2009), Lyon, France, August 2009   
  7. Experiences on Processing Spatial Data with MapReduce. 21st International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM), New Orleans, 2009   

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