Al Mamunur Rashid! Al Mamunur Rashid
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

5-208, EE/CS Building
200 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph. 612-624-8372
arashid at

Hi, this is Al Mamunur Rashid. You can call me Mamun.
I am a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I'm also a member of the great research group, GroupLens Research.
Prior to coming to UofM, I earned my B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research & Interest

My current primary interest is in applying various Machine Learning and Data Mining techniques into novel applications and problems, particularly into Human Computer Interactions, so that applications as well as the associated interfaces can behave and respond intelligently. Novel applications of Statistical Decision Theory and Information Theory are of interest as well.
Currently I research mostly on aspects of recommender systems. Recommender systems are effective mechanisms for reducing today's overwhelming information-overload to a manageable state.
Recommender systems sift through the vast information space and present the user with the information of interest. Movielens, a live movie recommender system, which has well over 100,000 users and more than 12 million ratings, enable me and my colleagues to research on an amazingly wide range of areas: from Social Science and CSCW research to algorithm design and Data Mining research.


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