Mohammed J. Zaki


Associate Department Head and Graduate Program Director
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180-3590

Mohammed J. Zaki is a Professor of Computer Science at RPI. He is also the associate department head and the graduate program director for the CS department at RPI. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Rochester in 1998. His research interests focus on developing novel data mining and machine learning techniques, especially for applications in text mining, social networks, bioinformatics and personal health. He has over 250 publications, including the Data Mining and Machine Learning textbook (2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2020). He is the founding co-chair for the BIOKDD series of workshops. He is currently an associate editor for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and he has also served as Area Editor for Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, and as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, and Social Networks and Mining. He was the program co-chair for SDM'08, SIGKDD'09, PAKDD'10, BIBM'11, CIKM'12, ICDM'12, IEEE BigData'15, and CIKM'18. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for ACM SIGKDD. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001 and the Department of Energy Early Career Principal Investigator Award in 2002. He received an HP Innovation Research Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and a Google Faculty Research Award in 2011. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Fellow of the IEEE. His research is supported in part by NSF, DARPA, NIH, DOE, IBM, Google, HP, and Nvidia.


Fall 2020: Data Mining

Spring 2020: Machine Learning in Bioinformatics

Publications and Software

You can find all of the publications and related sofware (and datasets, where applicable) at Publications

You can directly access the software at my github page.

You can also find my publications on googlescholar and dblp


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