Dr. Kargupta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. His research interests include distributed data mining, computation in gene expression, and genetic algorithms.

Dr. Kargupta won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award in 2001 for his research on distributed data mining. His research is also funded by two other NSF grants. He won the 1997 Los Alamos Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement. His dissertation earned him the 1996 SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) annual best student paper prize. He has published more than fifty peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and books. He is the primary editor of a book entitled "Advances in Distributed and Parallel Knowledge Discovery", AAAI/MIT Press. His other recent activities include hosting the ACM SIGKDD-2000 workshop on Distributed and Parallel Knowledge Discovery (DPKD), KDD-98 workshop on distributed data mining, a special issue on DPKD in Knowledge and Information Systems Journal. He is in the program committee for the 2001 SIAM Data Mining Conference and the 2001 ACM SIGKDD Conference among several others.

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University of Maryland Baltimore County
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