(Ph.D., Karlsruhe)
Associate Professor, and
Director UH Data Analysis and Intelligent Systems Lab (UH-DAIS)

Department of Computer Science
University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3010.
Office: 573 Philip G. Hoffman (PGH)
Phone: (713) 743-3345 (leave message)
Fax: (713) 743-3335
Email: ceick at uh dot edu

Office Hours

Fall 2019: MO 4-4:45p WE 9-10a (starting August 19, 2019)
Exceptions:Office hour on Monday, October 14 is 12:45-1:30p, no office hour on We., November 6!


Areas of Expertise:

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Evolutionary Computing
Data Science
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Artificial Intelligence

Current Research Projects:

Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Analysis Frameworks and and their Application to Emotion Analysis, Crime Analysis, and Flood Risk Assessment
St**2—Tools for Spatio-Temporal Data Storytelling
Collocation Mining
Disaster Informatics
Tweet Analysis and Summarization
Intelligent Crowdsourcing
Interestingness Hotspot Discovery
Educational Data Mining


I have or had the privilege of working with the following students in 2019:

PhD Students: Steve Aigbe, Romita Banerjee, Karima Elgarroussi, Md. Mahin, Rishabh Sharma, and Chong Wang.
Master Students: Aparna Budhavarapu, Anjana Kummari, Anusha Nemilidinne, Akhil Talari.
Undergraduate Students: Deniz Burduroglu and Jonathan Grantham.
Visiting/Exchange Students: Riya Brahmbhatt, Haard Metha and Oumaima Mouali.
Contributing Alumni: Sujing Wang and Paul Amalaman.


Websites for Courses I teach:
Graduate Articial Intelligence (COSC 6368)
Undergraduate Articial Intelligence (COSC 4368)
Data Science I (COSC 3337)
Undergraduate Data Mining (COSC 4335)
Graduate Data Mining (COSC 6335)
Graduate Machine Learning (COSC 6342)
Advanced Machine Learning (COSC 7362)
Evolutionary Programming (COSC 6367)

Recent and Current Service

2011-2013, I served as the Associate Chairman for the Department of Computer Science. I served on the Faculty Search Committee 2005-2006 and 2007-2010 and 2014-16. I also served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Computer Science Department from September 2001 to November 2004. In recent years I served on the program committee for the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2006-2013 and 2016-... (ICDM, to be held in Beijing in November 2019), for the International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS, that was held in Cyprus in October 2018), the Transdisciplinary AI Conference (to be held in Laguna Hills, California in late September 2019) and AAAI 2019 (the top US AI conference that took place in Honolulu, Hawaii end of January 2019).

2019/2020 Travel
Current UH-DAIS Research
2019 NSM Lab Crawl Presentation
UH-DMML 2015 Slideshow
Irvine (ACM-GIS) Talk 11/06/2008
Bangalore Talk 6/29/2010
Chicago UrbanComp Talk 8/13/2013
Dallas ACM BigSpatial Talk 11/04/2014
Lyon ISMIS 2015 Talk 10/22/2015
Newark Supervised Clustering Survey Talk 7/16/2016
Laguna Hills AIKE Talk 9/28/2018
Romita's Laguna Hills AIKE Talk 9/28/2018
Anusha's Rice Data Science Conference Talk 10/8/2018
Karima's Seattle Geo-AI Talk 11/6/2018
Spatial Data Mining
Old Publications

More about myself

last updated: October 9, 2019