Latifur Khan

Professor - Computer Science
 
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
University of Southern California - 2000
M.S. - Computer Science
University of Southern California - 1996
B.S. - Computer Science and Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - 1993

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Data mining
  • Multimedia information management
  • Semantic web
  • Database systems
  • Intrusion detection

Publications

Message Correlation in Automated Communication Surveillance through Singular Value Decomposition Ryan Layfield, Latifur Khan, and Bhavani Thuraisingham In Proc of Sixth International Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining in conjunction with KDD 2005: The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2005 (2005), Page 85-88. 2005 - Publication
Image Annotations By Combining Multiple Evidence & WordNet Yohan Chin, Latifur Khan, Lei Wang, and Mamoun Awad In Proc. of 13th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM 2005), Singapore, November 2005 (2005), Page 706-715. 2005 - Publication
Suspicious Event Detection in Surveillance Video Gal Lavee, Lei Wang, Latifur Khan, and Bhavani Thuraisingham In Proc. of 2005 South Central Information Security Symposium (SCISS '05), Austin, Texas, April 2005 (2005), Page 18. 2005 - Publication
Hierarchical Clustering for Complex Data Latifur Khan and Feng Luo The International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, World Scientific publishers, Vol. 14, No. 5 Page 791-810, (October 2005). 2005 - Publication
Dependable Real-time Data Mining Bhavani Thuraisingham, Latifur Khan, Chris Clifton, John Maurer, and Marion Certui Invited Paper in 8th IEEE International Symposium on Object-oriented Real-time Distributed Computing, Seattle, Washington, May, 2005 (2005), Page 158-165. 2005 - Publication
Improving Image Annotations using WordNet Yohan Chin, Lei Wang, and Latifur Khan In Proc. of International Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems (MIS 2005), Sorrento, Italy, September 2005 (2005), Page 115-130. 2005 - Publication
A Link-based Privacy Preserving Data Mining Framework Li Liu, Latifur Khan, Bhavani Thuraisingham, and Chris Clifton In Proc. of 2005 South Central Information Security Symposium (SCISS '05), Austin, Texas, April 2005 (2005), Page 16. 2005 - Publication
A Framework for Effective Annotation of Information from Closed Captions Using Ontologies Latifur Khan, Dennis McLeod, and Eduard Hovy The Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 25, No. 2 Page 181-205, (September 2005). 2005 - Publication
A Framework for a Video Analysis Tool for Suspicious Event Detection Gal Lavee, Latifur Khan, and Bhavani Thuraisingham In Proc. of Sixth International Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining in conjunction with KDD 2005: The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2005 (2005), Page 79-84. 2005 - Publication
A Study of the Model and Algorithms for Handling Location Dependent Continuous Queries Manish Gupta, Manghu Tu, Latifur Khan, Farokh Bastani, and I-Ling Yen The International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Springer- Verlag, Vol. 8, No. 4, Page 414-437 (November 2005). 2005 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2006]
Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Southern California [1997–2000]
Integrated Media Center
Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Southern California [1995–1997]
Information Sciences Institute
Lecturer
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology [1993–1995]

Projects

"Matching Words and Pictures: Problems, Application and Progress"
2006–2006 9th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), 2006.

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • Event Cube: An Organized Approach for Mining and Understanding Anomalous Aviation Events, NASA, Latifur Khan (PI), Vincent Ng, and Bhavani Thuraisingham, Jan 2008- Dec 2008, $180,000
  • Prototype Geospatial Data Integration Framework for Police Blotter Crime Analysis, Raytheon, Latifur Khan (PI), and Bhavani Thuraisingham, July 2007 to December 2007, $100,000.
  • CT-T: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: A Semantic Framework for Policy Specification and Enforcement in a Need to Share Environment , National Science Foundation, Bhavani Thuraisingham(PI) and Latifur Khan, September 2007 -- August 2008, $50,000
  • Spatio-Temporal Pattern Mining for Multi-Jurisdiction Multi-Temporal Activity Datasets, 2007 NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI), Bhavani Thuraisingham(PI) and Latifur Khan, September 2007 -- August 2009, $100,000
  • Data and Applications Security: Research Directions and Opportunities, National Science Foundation (NSF), Bhavani Thuraisingham (PI)  and Latifur Khan, September 2007 -- August 2008, $49,999.
  • Information Operations Across Infospheres, Bhavani Thuraisingham(PI), Ravi Sandhu and Latifur Khan, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, January, 2006 to December, 2008, $300,006.
  • Design and Development of Semantic Web and Data Mining Technologies for Geospatial Data Bhavani Thuraisingham(PI) and Latifur Khan,  Raytheon, 200,000$, June, 2006 to June, 2008.
  • A Distributed Component Repository for Rapid Synthesis of Adaptive Real-Time Systems, Farokh Bastani, Latifur Khan, Edwin Sha and I-Ling Yen (PI), National Science Foundation, Sept, 2001 - Aug, 2004, $499,866.
  • Feature Extraction for Finding Images/Video, Latifur Khan(PI), Nokia Research Center, Irving, Texas, June, 2005 to November, 2005, $30,000.
  • Ontology-based Information Selection and Storing XML data into Databases, Latifur Khan (PI), SUN Academic Equipment Grant Program, August, 2002, $87,265.
Supported by grants by:
National Science Foundation
Nokia Research Center
Alcatel
SUN Academic Equipment Grant Program

Director of:
Database and Data Mining Laboratory

News Articles

UT Dallas Researchers to Play Key Role in $7.5 Million Department of Defense MURI Project
University of Texas at Dallas researchers will play an important part in a $7.5 million contract designed to produce greater communication among government agencies.

Part of the federal government’s highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), the five-year project is based on the premise that enhanced information security will persuade government workers to share information with one another more freely, confident that it won’t get into the wrong hands.

“Assured information sharing has been a problem for decades, but only after 9/11 has so much emphasis has been placed on it,” said Bhavani Thuraisingham, a professor of computer science and director of the Cyber Security Research Center in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas. “We now hear organizations such as the CIA and the FBI saying they wish they had better ways to share information, so we are developing improved approaches for managing, sharing and analyzing data, including geospatial data such as maps and images.” 
Smarter Searches: Technology Merges Images, Data and Knowledge
Let’s say you’re looking for a one-bedroom apartment in northeast Dallas that has a grocery store, Catholic church and health club within walking distance, costs less than $800 a month and has both high-speed Internet access and a low crime rate.

Finding that dream apartment could take awhile right now. But technology under development by UT Dallas researchers aims to speed such a search, enabling people to find the perfect place today and move in tomorrow.Is that soon enough for you?

Whether you’ve just arrived to start studies at a university or you’re expected to start a new job on the other side of the country on Tuesday, there’s a good chance that sooner or later you’d make use of such technology. Which is why Latifur Khan and his team of graduate students at UT Dallas are working to provide options that take such Web searches to the next level.
Old Mobile Phone Technology May Help Curb Traffic Deaths in Nigeria
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center are investigating new ways to use old mobile phone technology to help first responders in developing countries reduce the time it takes to transport traffic accident victims to hospitals.

Part of the research involves using data collection methods to identify areas of large cities that are prone to traffic-related injuries but lack information to allocate limited resources optimally.

“We are assisting in the area of injury research,” said Dr. Dohyeong Kim, associate professor of public policy and political economy and of geospatial information sciences in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT Dallas. “We want to use traditional cellphone technology in wide use in these countries to provide more accurate accident location information to first responders.”

Affiliations

CyberSecurity and Emergency Preparedness Institute
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