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.