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Anveshi's paper on Large Scale Hierarchical Classification Accepted at ACM SAC 2015

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:46

Title : Approximate Block Coordinate Descent for Large Scale Hierarchical Classification

Authors: Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala

Conference: The 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing

Location: Salamanca, Spain

Dates: April 13 - 17, 2015


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Paper on Recommender Systems and Tag Classification accepted at SIAM SDM 2015

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:19

Title: Predicting Preference Tags to Improve Item Recommendation.

Authors: Tanwistha Saha, Huzefa Rangwala and Carlotta Domeniconi .

Conference: SIAM International Conference in Data Mining (SDM 2015)

Venue: Vancouver, Canada

Dates: April 28-May 2, 2015.

Preprint: Coming Soon.


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Tanwistha defends her Ph.D thesis

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:17

Congratulations to Tanwistha Saha for defending her doctoral thesis titled "Learning in Relational Networks".

Tanwistha will be joining Intel in Portland, Oregon in December 2014.

Anveshi's paper on Convex Multi-Task Learning Accepted at IEEE SSCI

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:16

Title: Convex Multi-task Relationship Learning using Hinge Loss

Authors: Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala

Conference: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining

Location: Florida

Date: Dec 2014.


Multi-task learning improves generalization performance by learning several related tasks
jointly. Several methods have been proposed for multi-task learning in recent years. Many
methods make strong assumptions about symmetric task relationships while some are able to

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Collaborative NSF BIG Data Project Awarded

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:14

Huzefa Rangwala (Computer Science Department), Aditya Johri (Applied Information Technology Department), and Jaime Lester (Higher Education Program) received $766K from the National Science Foundation for their project, "BIGDATA: IA: DKA: Collaborative Research: Learning Data Analytics: Providing Actionable Insights to Increase College Student Success."

This project is in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.

Huzefa is the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:12

Each year, George Mason University selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive the Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Award.

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Huzefa wins the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:10

Huzefa was the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award winner.

Check out Huzefa's online teaching portfolio with student names redacted associated with this award.

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