About Professor Reda Alhajj


Reda Alhajj received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After he completed his BSc with distinction from METU, he was offered a full scholarship to join the graduate program in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent University in Ankara, where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Currently, he is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He published over 500 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He served on the program committee of several international conferences. He is founding editor in chief of the Springer premier journal “Social Networks Analysis and Mining”, founding editor-in-chief of Springer Series “Lecture Notes on Social Networks”, founding editor-in-chief of Springer journal “Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics”, founding co-editor-in-chief of Springer “Encyclopedia on Social Networks Analysis and Mining”, founding steering chair of the flagship conference “IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining”, and three accompanying symposiums FAB, FOSINT-SI and HI-BI-BI. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Assurance and Security, Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management; he has been guest editor of a number of special issues and edited a number of conference proceedings. Dr. Alhajj's research concentrates primarily on DATA SCIENCE and NETWORK SCIENCE from management to integration and analysis. Current research efforts include: (1) data management, analysis and mining, (2) social media and network analysis, (3) systems and computational biology, bioinformatics, health informatics, (4) homeland security, terror and criminal networks, etc., (5) sequence analysis with emphasis on domains like financial, weather, traffic, energy, etc. Dr. Alhajj's is proud to have a number of successful teams, including SANO who ranked first in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition in Canada and received KFC Innovation Award in the World Finals held in Russia in July 2013, TRAK who ranked in the top 15 teams in the 2014 open data analysis competition in Canada, Go2There who ranked first in the Imagine Camp competition organized by Microsoft Canada in March 2014, Funiverse who ranked first in Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition in Canada in May 2014.

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