Huzefa Rangwala

Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA

Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
VA 22030, USA
Tel: +1 (703)-993-3826
Email: 'rangwala', @ ''
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I am a Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University. I am affilated with the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Department at George Mason University. I graduated with a Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. (2005) in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (USA) and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (2003) in Mumbai, India. I was a Visiting Faculty at the Discovery Analytics Center of Virginia Tech. University, in Artlington, VA, USA (2015-2016).

Research Interests

My research interests include Data Mining and Machine Learning involving fundamental contributions in the areas of

  • (i) Multi-Task and Transfer Learning
  • (ii) Hierarchical Classification
  • and
  • (iii) Recommender Systems

with applications in three broad areas:

  • (i) Biomedical Informatics
  • (ii) Educational Data Mining
  • and
  • (iii) Social Network Analysis
  • My group's focus is on development of novel algorithms, and engineering of effective solutions for real world applications. My research has resulted in development in useful and efficient software that aid inter-disciplinary researchers to make key discoveries, while also producing contributions that have advanced the field of computer science. Research contributions are possible due to funding by

    • (i) National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • (ii) Navy Research Laboratory (NRL)
    • (iii) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • (iv) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    • (v) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • and
    • (vi) Google, Inc.