Vipin Kumar's Home Page..

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http://www.cs.umn.edu/~kumar/

Assistant: Liz Freppert
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Phone (612) 625 1890, Fax (612) 625 0572
      
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
4-192, Keller Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone (612) 625 0726

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Short Biography

Vipin Kumar is currently William Norris Professor and Head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. Kumar received the B.E. degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (formerly, University of Roorkee), India, in 1977, the M.E. degree in Electronics Engineering from Philips International Institute, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, in 1982. Kumar's current research interests include data mining, high-performance computing, and their applications in Climate/Ecosystems and Biomedical domains. Kumar is the Lead PI of a 5-year, $10 Million project,
"Understanding Climate Change - A Data Driven Approach", funded by the NSF's Expeditions in Computing program that is aimed at pushing the boundaries of computer science research. He also served as the Director of Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) from 1998 to 2005. His research has resulted in the development of the concept of isoefficiency metric for evaluating the scalability of parallel algorithms, as well as highly efficient parallel algorithms and software for sparse matrix factorization (PSPASES) and graph partitioning (METIS, ParMetis, hMetis). He has authored over 300 research articles, and has coedited or coauthored 11 books including widely used text books ``Introduction to Parallel Computing'' and ``Introduction to Data Mining'', both published by Addison Wesley. Kumar has served as chair/co-chair for many international conferences and workshops in the area of data mining and parallel computing, including IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (2002) and International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (2001). Kumar co-founded SIAM International Conference on Data Mining and served as a founding co-editor-in-chief of Journal of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (an official journal of the American Statistical Association). Currently, Kumar serves on the steering committees of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining and the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, and is series editor for the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Book Series published by CRC Press/Chapman Hall. Kumar is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE and AAAS. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (2013), the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland College Park (2009), and IEEE Computer Society's Technical Achievement Award (2005). Kumar's foundational research in data mining and its applications to scientific data was honored by the ACM SIGKDD 2012 Innovation Award, which is the highest award for technical excellence in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD).


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Books..

Introduction to Data Mining Introduction to Data Mining
Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, Vipin Kumar
Addison-Wesley, 2005. ISBN : 0321321367.






Introduction to Parallel Computing, (Second Edition)
Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta, George Karypis, and Vipin Kumar.
Addison-Wesley, 2003. ISBN 0-201-64865-2.
International Chinese Edition 2003, Chinese translation, China Machine press, 2004.







Computational Approaches for Protein Function Prediction by Gaurav Pandey, Chad L. Myers, Michael Steinbach and Vipin Kumar, to be published by Wiley & Sons in Fall 2008

Managing Cyber Threats: Issues, Approaches and Challenges, edited by V. Kumar, J. Srivastava, and A. Lazarevic, Springer, ISBN 0-387-24226-0, May 2005.

Data Mining for Scientific and Engineering Applications, edited by R. Grossman, C. Kamath, W. P. Kegelmeyer, V. Kumar, and R. Namburu, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 1-4020-0033-2.

Introduction to Parallel Computing: Design and Analysis of Algorithms by Vipin Kumar, Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta and George Karypis, Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, November 1993.

Parallel Processing for Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, edited by Laveen Kanal, Vipin Kumar, Hiroaki Kitano and Christian B. Suttner, North-Holland, June 1994.

Parallel Processing for Artificial Intelligence, Volume 2, edited by Hiroaki Kitano, Vipin Kumar, and Christian B. Suttner, North-Holland, July 1994.

Search in Artificial Intelligence, edited by Laveen Kanal and Vipin Kumar, Springer-Verlag, 1988.

Parallel Algorithms for Machine Intelligence and Vision edited by V. Kumar, P.S. Gopalkrishnan, and L. Kanal, Springer-Verlag, March 1990.


Publications



Software Packages

METIS/ParMETIS/hMETIS - Serial and Parallel Graph Partitioning Libraries

PSPASES - A Scalable Parallel Direct Solver Library for Sparse SPD Systems



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