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Dr. Aparna Varde holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts with a disseration on Data Mining. She is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and a Doctoral Faculty Member in their Environmental Management Program. Her work experience includes being a Visiting Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) in Saarbrucken, Germany; and a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Math and Computer Science at Virginia State University, USA. Aparna obtained her M.S. in Computer Science at WPI after completing her B.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bombay, India. Her research interests span Data Mining, Databases, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work. She has 4 years of industrial experience mostly in multinational companies such as Lucent Technologies and Citicorp. Aparna's research is supported by grants from PSE&G, NSF, Roche and Merck. Her professional activites include serving as a panelist for NSF, co-chair of ACM CIKM's Ph.D.workshops and IEEE ICDM PhD Forum, reviewer for journals such as IEEE's TKDE and ACM's TKDD and PC member at conferences such as IEEE's IDCM, ACM's EDBT and SIAM's SDM. She has 2 software trademarks, a book chapter and several papers in reputed journals and conferences by IEEE, ACM, AAAI etc. Aparna has been awarded Associate Membership of Sigma Xi for excellence in multidisiplinary work. She is classified as an outstanding researcher by the USCIS for permanent residency. As hobbies she enjoys reading, travel, fitness, sea-food, music and other cultural events. This is her academic profile on Microsoft Academic Search. Here is her faculty web page at Montclair State University.


New: ACM PIKM 2014 - Workshop for PhD students at ACM CIKM 2014 (Conference on Information and Knowledge Management)


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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Anand Ranganathan --- A Call for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers --- In ACM SIGMOD Record Journal, 2014, To appear.
  2. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- A Decision Support System for Green Data Centers encompassing Cloud Technology --- In IJCAC Journal, IGI Global, 2014, To appear.
  3. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila, Cynthia Alvarez, Christopher Fleischl and Genesis Serviano --- GreenDSS Tool for Data Center Management --- In IEEE ICICS, Apr 2014, Irbid, Jordan, To appear.
  4. Klavdiya Hammond and Aparna Varde -- Cloud Based Predictive Analytics: Text Classification, Recommender Systems and Decision Support --- In IEEE ICDM KDCloud, Dec 2013, Dallas, Texas, pp. 607-612.
  5. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Decision Support in Data Centers for Sustainability --- In IEEE ICDM KDCloud, Dec 2013, Dallas, Texas, pp. 613-620.
  6. Richi Nayak, Pierre Senellart, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- Discovering Interesting Information with Advances in Web Technology --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, June 2013, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp. 63 - 81.
  7. Jing Peng, Guna Seetharaman, Wei Fan and Aparna Varde --- Exploiting Fisher and Fukunag-Koontz Transforms in Chernoff Dimensionality Reduction --- In ACM TKDD, ACM, 2013, 7(2):8-32.
  8. Alan Varghese, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Eileen Fitzpatrick --- The CollOrder System for Detecting and Correcting Odd Collocations in L2 Written English, In ACM ICICS, Apr 2013, Irbid, Jordan, pp. 155-160.
  9. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Cloud Computing for Environment-Friendly Data Centers --- In ACM CIKM CloudDB Workshop, Oct 2012, Maui, HI, pp. 43-48.
  10. Aparna Varde, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- QuenchML: A Semantics-Preserving Markup Language for Knowledge Representation in Quenching --- In AIEDAM Journal, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Volume 27, pp. 65 - 82.
  11. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Analyzing Utilization Rates in Data Centers for Optimizing Energy Management --- In IGCC 2012 (International Green Computing Conference) ERSS Workshop, San Jose, California, June 2012, pp 1 - 6.
  12. Jonathan Tancer and Aparna Varde --- Cloud Technology and EHR Data Management --- In IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Beijing, China, Oct 2012, pp. 112- 117.
  13. Aparna Varde and Fabian Suchanek --- PIKM 2012: 5th ACM Workshop for PhD Students in Information and Knowledge Management --- Workshop Summary Paper in ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Oct 2012, Maui, HI, pp. 2776 . 2777.
  14. Jonathan Tancer and Aparna Varde --- The Deployment of MML for Data Analytics over the Cloud --- In IEEE's ICDM Conference KDCloud Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, December 2011, pp. 188 - 195.
  15. Jing Peng, Guna Seetharaman, Wei Fan and Aparna Varde --- Exploiting Fisher and Fukunag-Koontz Transforms in Chernoff imensionality Reduction --- In ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM TKDD), Articl
  16. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Optimizing Strategies for Server Utilization in Data Centers --- In IDA 2011 (International Data Analysis conference) Doctoral Consortium, Porto, Portugal, October 2011.
  17. Amal Kalurachchi, Debjani Roychoudhury, Aparna Varde and Gerhard Weikum --- SITAC: Discovering Semantically Identical Temporally Altering Concepts in Text Archives --- In ACM EDBT 2011, Uppsala, Sweden, March 2011, pp. 566 - 569.
  18. Fabian Suchanek, Aparna Varde, Richi Nayak and Pierre Senellart --- The Hidden Web, XML and Semantic Web: A Scientific Data Management Perspective --- In ACM EDBT 2011, Uppsala, Sweden, March 2011, pp. 534 - 537.
  19. Jing Peng, Guna Seetharaman, Stefan Robila, Aparna Varde and Wei Fan --- Chernoff Dimensionality Reduction - Where Fischer Meets FKT --- In SIAM SDM 2011, Mesa, Arizona, April 2011, pp. 271-282.
  20. Anisoara Nica, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- Emerging Multidisciplinary Research across Database Management Systems --- In ACM SIGMOD Record, 2010, Volume 30, Number 3, pp. 33 - 36.
  21. Amal Kaluarachchi and Aparna Varde ---- CricAI: A Classification Based Tool to Predict the Outcome in ODI Cricket --- In IEEE ICIAFS 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2010, pp. 250 - 255.
  22. Michael Pawlish and Aparna Varde --- Free Coooling: A Paradigm Shift in Data Centers --- In IEEE ICIAFS 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2010, pp. 347 - 352.
  23. Anisoara Nica and Aparna Varde --- PIKM 2010: ACM workshop for Ph.D. students in information and knowledge management --- In ACM CIKM 2010, Toronto, Canada, October 2010, pp. 1979-1980.
  24. Amal Kaluarachchi, Aparna Varde, Srikanta Bedathur, Gerhard Weikum, Jing Peng and Anna Feldman --- Incorporating Terminology Evolution for Query Translation in Text Retrieval with Association Rules --- In ACM CIKM 2010, Toronto, Canada, October 2010, pp. 1789-1792.
  25. Michael Pawlish and Aparna Varde --- A Decision Support System for Green Data Centers --- In ACM CIKM Workshops 2010, Toronto, Canada, October 2010, PIKM: pp. 47-56.
  26. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner and Sally Fahrenholz --- XML Based Markup Languages for Specific Domains --- Chapter in Book "Web-Based Support Systems", Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, DOI 10.1007/978-1-84882-628-1 11, J.T. Yao (ed.), Springer-Verlag London Limited, UK, 2010, pp. 215-238.
  27. Amal Kaluarachchi, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Anna Feldman --- Intelligent Time-Aware Query Translation for Text Sources --- In AAAI 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2010, pp. 1935-1936.
  28. Aparna Varde and Jianyu Liang --- Extending a Distance Metric Learning Approach to Cover Non-Geometric Spaces --- In ICML Workshops 2010, Haifa, Israel, June 2010, LNGS: pp. 31-33.
  29. Aliva Pradhan, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Eileen Fitzpatrick --- Automatic Classification of Errors in L2 Written English --- In FLAIRS 2010, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2010, pp. 259-264.
  30. Gregory Roughton, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Jianyu Liang --- A Feature-Based Approach for Processing Nanoscale Images --- In SPIE Scanning Microscopy 2010, Monterey, California, May 2010, Vol. 7729, 772911 (2010) 9 pages; doi:10.1117/12.853412.
  31. Gregory Roughton, Lisa McKee, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Jianyu Liang --- Comparing Feature-Based and Wavelet-Based Approaches for Nanoscale Image Processing --- In ACM CCSC 2010, Hartford, Connecticut, April 2010.
  32. Aparna Varde --- Challenging Research Issues in Data Mining, Databases and Information Retrieval --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations, 2009, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 49 - 52.
  33. Aparna Varde, Fabian Suchanek, Richi Nayak and Pierre Senellart --- Knowledge Discovery over Deep Web, Semantic Web and XML --- In Proceedings of DASFAA 2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 784 - 788.
  34. Prasan Roy and Aparna Varde --- Proceedings of the 2nd Ph.D. Worksshop in CIKM, PIKM 2008 --- ACM CIKM 2008, Napa Valley, California, October 2008.
  35. Aparna Varde and Jian Pei --- Advances in Information and Knowledge Management --- In ACM SIGIR Forum, 2008, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp. 29 - 35.
  36. Aparna Varde, Stephen Bique, Elke Rundensteiner, David Brown, Jianyu Liang, Richard Sisson Jr., Ehsan Sheybani and Brian Sayre --- Component Selection to Optimize Distance Function Learning in Complex Scientific Data Sets --- In of DEXA 2008, Turin, Italy, September 2008, pp. 269 - 282.
  37. Aparna Varde, Shuhui Ma, Mohammed Maniruzzaman, David Brown, Elke Rundensteiner and Richard Sisson Jr., Comparing Mathematical and Heuristic Approaches for Scientific Data Analysis, In the Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM) 2008, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Volume 22, pp. 53 - 69.
  38. Aparna Varde and Jian Pei --- Proceedings of the Ph.D. Workshop in CIKM, PIKM 2007 --- ACM CIKM 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2007.
  39. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner and Richard Sisson Jr. --- AutoDomainMine: A Graphical Data Mining System for Process Optimization --- In ACM SIGMOD 2007, Beijing, China, June 2007, pp. 1103 - 1105.
  40. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Giti Javidi, Ehsan Sheybani and Jianyu Liang --- Learning the Relative Importance of Features in Image Data --- In IEEE ICDE's DBRank 2007, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2007, pp. 237 - 244.
  41. Aparna Varde, Jianyu Liang, Elke A. Rundensteiner, and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Mining Images of Material Nanostructure Data --- In ICDCIT 2006, Bhubhaneswar, India, December 2006, pp. 403 - 413.
  42. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, David C. Brown, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Designing Semantics-Preserving Cluster Representatives for Scientific Input Conditions --- In ACM CIKM 2006, Arlington, Virginia, November 2006, pp. 708 - 717.
  43. Aparna S. Varde, Edwin F. Begley and Sally Fahrenholz-Mann --- MatML: XML for Information Exchange with Materials Property Data --- In ACM KDD's DM-SSP 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2006, pp. 47-54.
  44. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, David C. Brown, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Integrating Clustering and Classification for Estimating Process Variables in Materials Science --- In AAAI 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2006.
  45. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, David C. Brown, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Effectiveness of Domain-Specific Cluster Representatives for Graphical Plots --- In ACM SIGMOD's IQIS 2006, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006, pp. 24 - 29.
  46. Richard D. Sisson Jr. and Aparna Varde --- Data Mining in Heat Treating: From QuenchMiner to AutoDomainMine --- In Heat Treating Progress, March / April 2006, pp. 18 - 20.
  47. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- LearnMet: Learning Domain-Specific Distance Metrics for Plots of Scientific Functions --- In the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), 2006, Springer Publishers, Special Issue on "Multimedia Data Mining", 2007, Volume 35, pp. 29 - 53.
  48. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard Sisson Jr. --- Estimating Heat Transfer Coefficients as a Function of Temperature by Data Mining --- In ASM's HTS 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, September 2005.
  49. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Learning Semantics-Preserving Distance Metrics for Clustering Graphical Data --- In ACM SIGKDD's MDM 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 2005, pp. 107 - 112.
  50. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Data Mining over Graphical Results of Experiments with Domain Semantics --- In ACM SIGART's ICICIS 2005, Special Session on Mining Complex Patterns, Cairo, Egypt, March 2005, pp. 603 - 611.
  51. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Murali Mani, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Semantic Extensions to Domain-Specific Markup Languages --- In IEEE's CCCT 2004, Austin, Texas, USA, August 2004, pp. 55 - 60.
  52. Aparna S. Varde, Makiko Takahashi, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Matthew O. Ward, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Apriori Algorithm and Game-of-Life for Predictive Analysis in Materials Science --- In the International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES), IOS Press, Netherlands, 2004, Volume 8, Number 4, pp. 213-228.
  53. Richard Sisson Jr. and Aparna Varde --- Data Mining: Promoting E-Business in Heat Treating --- In Heat Treating Progress, March / April 2004, pp. 46 - 49.
  54. Aparna S. Varde, Makiko Takahashi, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Matthew O. Ward, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- QuenchMiner: Decision Support for Optimization of Heat Treating Processes --- In Proceedings of IEEE's IICAI 2003, Hyderabad, India, December 2003, pp. 993 - 1003.
  55. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- The QuenchMiner Expert System for Quenching and Distortion Control --- In ASM's HTS 2003, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, September, 2003, pp. 174 - 183.
  56. Shuhui Ma, Aparna S. Varde, Makiko Takahashi, Darrell K. Rondeau, Md. Maniruzzaman and R. D. Sisson Jr. --- Quenching - Understanding, Controling and Optimizing the Process --- In the International Conference on Quenching and the Control of Distortion, Beijing, China, May 2003.
  57. Aparna S. Varde and Elke A. Rundensteiner --- MEDWRAP: Consistent View Maintenance over Distributed Multi-Relation Sources --- In DEXA 2002, Aix-en-Provence, France, September 2-6, 2002, pp. 341-350.
  58. Aparna Varde and Elke Rundensteiner --- SWECCA for Data Warehouse Maintenance --- In Proceedings of SCI 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA, July, 2002, pp. 352-357.
  59. Aparna S. Varde --- Data Warehousing and Data Extraction on the World Wide Web --- In WebTech 1999 Somerset, New Jersey, USA, November 1999, Track 19.

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