Saravanan Thirumuruganathan

Hi! My name is Saravanan Thirumuruganathan (if you cannot figure out how to pronounce my name, dont worry - my nickname is Sara). I am a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington. I work with Dr. Gautam Das in Database Exploration Lab.

I did my Masters also at University of Texas at Arlington. I worked with Dr.Manfred Huber on building Bayesian Networks from rules. Before that, I did my Bachelor in Computer Science at Anna University in Tamil Nadu, India.

My research interests are in the broad areas of Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. So far, my PhD research has focused on novel problems that leverage rank information in hidden web databases and mining of interesting patterns in user feedback data from social content sites. Recently, I have begun working on some cool problems in Crowdsourcing and Graph analytics.

Keywords: (Big) Data Exploration, Hidden Web Databases, Social Content Mining and Exploration, Crowdsourcing, Social Networks, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Graph Analytics.

News and Highlights

  • New! Our paper "Aggregate Estimations over Location Based Services" has been accepted in PVLDB 2015!
  • New! Our paper "Privacy Implications of Database Ranking" has been accepted in PVLDB 2015!
  • New! Our paper "Worker Skill Estimation in Team-Based Tasks" has been accepted in PVLDB 2015!
  • New! Our paper "Task-Assignment Optimization in Knowledge Intensive Crowdsourcing" has been accepted in VLDB Journal!
  • New! I taught a graduate course CSE 5334: Data Mining in Spring 2015. Check out the course website!. The student reviews can be found here [PDF] .
  • Our paper "Walk, Not Wait: Faster Sampling Over Online Social Networks." has been accepted at PVLDB 2015.
  • Our paper "Answering Complex Queries in an Online Community Network" has been accepted as a short paper in ICWSM 2015.
  • I taught a graduate course CSE 5311: Design and Analysis of Algorithms in Fall 2014. Check out the course website!. The student reviews can be found here [PDF] .
  • Our paper "Beyond Itemsets: Mining Frequent Featuresets over Structured Items." has been accepted at PVLDB 2015.