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My research interests are primarily in the area of database systems and in particular the use of database systems in traditional and non-traditional applications. Some of the individual areas are as follows:
Data mining is a new area where I have started to do research, in particular in the process of automatic extraction of association rules and classification, with Prof. Mehmet Dalkilic.
One of my major areas of interest is in applying database modeling concepts in advanced areas of application, such as electronic commerce, Case Based Reasoning and Medical Information Systems.
My primary research interest on Structured documents grew out of the inspiration provided by Prof. Dirk Van Gucht. This research eventually led to my dissertation and a number of publications. I am still highly interested in the developments in this area and have some ongoing activity.
Case-based reasoning is a domain of problem-solving by making use of past successful or failed cases, and enriching the knowledge base from new instances of such cases. This is joint work with Prof. David Leake and David Wilson.
Perhaps the most essential item in the design of a software is the component that handles the interaction with the non-machine counterpart, the user. So many projects have failed because of faulty or difficult user interfaces in spite of a strong underlying concept and software. My main area of consideration in user interfaces is the design of user interfaces for performing queries on databases..