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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 multidisciplinary 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.


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Journal, Conference and Book Chapter Publications

  1. Xu Du, Aparna Varde --- Mining PM2.5 and Traffic Conditions for Air Quality --- In IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, April 2016, Irbid, Jordan, To appear.
  2. Gerard de Melo, Mouna Kacimi and Aparna Varde --- Dissertation Research Problems in Data Management and Related Areas --- In ACM SIGMOD Record Journal, 2015, To appear.
  3. Xu Du, Aparna Varde --- Mining Multicity Urban Data for Sustainable Population Relocation --- In Intennational Conference on Geo-Informatics, December 2015, Dubai, UAE, To appear.
  4. Alan Varghese, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Eileen Fitzpatrick --- A Framework for Collocation Error Correction in Web Pages and Text Documents --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, 2015, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp. 14-23.
  5. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- The Greening of Data Centers with Cloud Technology --- In IJCAC Journal (International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing), IGI Global, 2015, Vol 5, No. 4, pp. 1 - 23.
  6. Gerard de Melo and Aparna Varde --- Scalable Learning Technologies for Big Data Mining --- In Springer's DASFAA, April 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam, Volume 2, pp. 3-4.
  7. Anisoara Nica, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- New Research Directions in Knowledge Discovery and Allied Spheres --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, 2014, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp. 46 - 49.
  8. Gerard de Melo, Mouna Kacimi and Aparna Varde --- PIKM 2012: 5th ACM Workshop for PhD Students in Information and Knowledge Management --- In ACM CIKM, November 2014, Shanghai, China, pp. 2098-2099.
  9. Anita Pampoore-Thampi, Aparna Varde and Danlin Yu --- Mining GIS Data to Predict Urban Sprawl --- In ACM KDD (Bloomberg track), August 2014, New York City, NY, pp. 118-125.
  10. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila, Cynthia Alvarez, Christopher Fleischl and Genesis Serviano --- GreenDSS Tool for Data Center Management --- In IEEE International Conference on Informaticn and Communication Systems, April 2014, Irbid, Jordan, pp. 1-6.
  11. Aparna Varde, Michael Pawlish, Klavdiya Hammond, Jonathan Tancer, Shireesha Chandra --- Cloud Technology for Big Data Management and Mining --- In IEEE NJBDA Symposium, April 2014, Piscataway, NJ.
  12. Aparna Varde and Nikolaj Tatti --- A Panorama of Imminent Doctoral Research in Data Mining --- In ACM SIGMOD Record Journal, 2014, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp. 71-74.
  13. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Anand Ranganathan --- A Call for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers --- In ACM SIGMOD Record Journal, 2014, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp. 45-51.
  14. Aparna Varde, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- QuenchML: A Semantics-Preserving Markup Language for Knowledge Representation in Quenching --- In AIEDAM Journal (Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing), Cambridge University Press, 2013, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 65-82.
  15. Klavdiya Hammond and Aparna Varde -- Cloud Based Predictive Analytics: Text Classification, Recommender Systems and Decision Support --- In IEEE ICDM KDCloud Workshop, December 2013, Dallas, Texas, pp. 607-612.
  16. Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Aparna Varde, Giti Javidi and Ehsan Sheybani --- Predictive Analysis of Engine Health for Decision Support --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, 2013, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 39-49.
  17. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Decision Support in Data Centers for Sustainability --- In IEEE ICDM KDCloud Workshop, December 2013, Dallas, Texas, pp. 613-620.
  18. Mouna Kacimi, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- Databases, Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management: Exploring Paths and Crossing Bridges --- In ACM SIGMOD Record Journal, 2013, Volume 42, issue 3, pp. 71-74.
  19. Alan Varghese, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Eileen Fitzpatrick --- The CollOrder System for Detecting and Correcting Odd Collocations in L2 Written English, In IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, April 2013, Irbid, Jordan, pp. 155-160.
  20. Jing Peng, Guna Seetharaman, Wei Fan and Aparna Varde --- Exploiting Fisher and Fukunag-Koontz Transforms in Chernoff Dimensionality Reduction --- In ACM TKDD Journal (Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), 2013, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 8-32.
  21. Richi Nayak, Pierre Senellart, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- Discovering Interesting Information with Advances in Web Technology --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, 2012, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 63-81.
  22. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Energy Management to Optimize Data Centers for Sustainability --- In IGCST CSE, December 2012, Goa, India.
  23. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Cloud Computing for Environment-Friendly Data Centers --- In ACM CIKM CloudDB Workshop, October 2012, Maui, HI, pp. 43-48.
  24. Jonathan Tancer and Aparna Varde --- Cloud Technology and EHR Data Management --- In IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, October 2012, Beijing, China, pp. 112-117.
  25. 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, October 2012, Maui, HI, pp. 2776-2777.
  26. 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, June 2012, San Jose, California, pp 1-6.
  27. Jonathan Tancer and Aparna Varde --- The Deployment of MML for Data Analytics over the Cloud --- In IEEE's ICDM Conference KDCloud Workshop, December 2011, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 188-195.
  28. Michael Pawlish, Aparna Varde and Stefan Robila --- Optimizing Strategies for Server Utilization in Data Centers --- In IDA (International Data Analysis conference) Doctoral Consortium, October 2011, Porto, Portugal.
  29. Daniel Jackowitz and Aparna Varde --- Image Mining using Non-metric Distances --- In ACM Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2011, Arlington, VA.
  30. Amal Kalurachchi, Debjani Roychoudhury, Aparna Varde and Gerhard Weikum --- SITAC: Discovering Semantically Identical Temporally Altering Concepts in Text Archives --- In ACM EDBT, March 2011, Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 566-569.
  31. Jing Peng, Guna Seetharaman, Stefan Robila, Aparna Varde and Wei Fan --- Chernoff Dimensionality Reduction - Where Fischer Meets FKT --- In SIAM SDM, Mesa, Arizona, April 2011, pp. 271-282.
  32. Fabian Suchanek, Aparna Varde, Richi Nayak and Pierre Senellart --- The Hidden Web, XML and Semantic Web: A Scientific Data Management Perspective --- In ACM EDBT, March 2011 Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 534-537.
  33. 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.
  34. Michael Pawlish and Aparna Varde --- Free Coooling: A Paradigm Shift in Data Centers --- In IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, December 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 347-352.
  35. Anisoara Nica, Fabian Suchanek and Aparna Varde --- Emerging Multidisciplinary Research across Database Management Systems --- In ACM SIGMOD Record, 2010, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 33-36.
  36. Amal Kaluarachchi and Aparna Varde ---- CricAI: A Classification Based Tool to Predict the Outcome in ODI Cricket --- In IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, December 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 250-255.
  37. Anisoara Nica and Aparna Varde --- PIKM 2010: ACM workshop for PhD Students in Information and Knowledge Management --- In ACM CIKM, October 2010, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1979-1980.
  38. 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, October 2010, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1789-1792.
  39. Michael Pawlish and Aparna Varde --- A Decision Support System for Green Data Centers --- In ACM CIKM Workshops, October 2010, Toronto, Canada, pp. 47-56.
  40. Amal Kaluarachchi, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Anna Feldman --- Intelligent Time-Aware Query Translation for Text Sources --- In AAAI, July 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 1935-1936.
  41. Aparna Varde and Jianyu Liang --- Extending a Distance Metric Learning Approach to Cover Non-Geometric Spaces --- In ICML Workshops, June 2010, Haifa, Israel, LNGS: pp. 31-33.
  42. Aliva Pradhan, Aparna Varde, Jing Peng and Eileen Fitzpatrick --- Automatic Classification of Errors in L2 Written English --- In FLAIRS, May 2010, Daytona Beach, Florida, pp. 259-264.
  43. Gregory Roughton, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Jianyu Liang --- A Feature-Based Approach for Processing Nanoscale Images --- In SPIE Scanning Microscopy May 2010, Monterey, California, Vol. 7729, 772911 (2010) 9 pages; doi:10.1117/12.853412.
  44. Gregory Roughton, Lisa McKee, Aparna Varde, Stefan Robila and Jianyu Liang --- Comparing Feature-Based and Wavelet-Based Approaches for Nanoscale Image Processing --- In ACM Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, April 2010, Hartford, Connecticut.
  45. Aparna Varde --- Challenging Research Issues in Data Mining, Databases and Information Retrieval --- In ACM SIGKDD Explorations Journal, 2009, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 49-52.
  46. Aparna Varde --- Organizing PhD Colloqiums and Workshops --- In ER Conference on Conceptual Modeling, November 2009, Gramado, Brazil.
  47. Aparna Varde, Fabian Suchanek, Richi Nayak and Pierre Senellart --- Knowledge Discovery over Deep Web, Semantic Web and XML --- In DASFAA, April 2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 784-788.
  48. Aparna Varde, Shuhui Ma, Mohammed Maniruzzaman, David Brown, Elke Rundensteiner and Richard Sisson Jr. --- Comparing Mathematical and Heuristic Approaches for Scientific Data Analysis --- In AIEDAM Journal (Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing), Cambridge University Press, 2008, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 53-69.
  49. Prasan Roy and Aparna Varde --- PIKM 2008: Proceedings of the 2nd Ph.D. Worksshop in CIKM --- ACM CIKM, October 2008, Napa Valley, CA.
  50. Aparna Varde and Jian Pei --- Advances in Information and Knowledge Management --- In ACM SIGIR Forum Journal, 2008, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 29-35.
  51. 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 DEXA, September 2008, Turin, Italy, pp. 269-282.
  52. Aparna S. Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Carolina Ruiz, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- LearnMet: Learning Domain-SpecificDistance Metrics for Plots of Scientific Functions --- In MTAP Journal (Multimedia Technology and Applications), 2007, Springer Publishers, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 29-53.
  53. Aparna Varde and Jian Pei --- PIKM 2007:Proceedings of the Ph.D. Workshop in CIKM --- In ACM CIKM, November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
  54. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner and Richard Sisson Jr. --- AutoDomainMine: A Graphical Data Mining System for Process Optimization --- In ACM SIGMOD, June 2007, Beijing, China, pp. 1103-1105.
  55. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Giti Javidi, Ehsan Sheybani and Jianyu Liang --- Learning the Relative Importance of Features in Image Data --- In IEEE ICDE DBRank Workshop, April 2007, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 237-244.
  56. Aparna Varde, Jianyu Liang, Elke A. Rundensteiner, and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Mining Images of Material Nanostructure Data --- In ICDCIT, December 2006, Bhubhaneswar, India, pp. 403-413.
  57. 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, November 2006, Arlington, VA, pp. 708-717.
  58. Mohammed Maniruzzaman, Aparna Varde and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Estimation of Surface Heat Transfer Coefficients for Quenching Process Simulation --- In TMS Materials Sc. and Tech. Conf., October 2006, Cincinnati, OH.
  59. 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 Workshop, August 2006, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 47-54.
  60. 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, July 2006, Boston, MA.
  61. 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 Workshop, June 2006, Chicago, IL, pp. 24-29.
  62. 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.
  63. 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 Heat Treating Society Conf., September 2005, Pittsburgh, PA.
  64. 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 MDM Workshop, August 2005, Chicago, IL, pp. 107-112.
  65. 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, Special Session on Mining Complex Patterns, March 2005, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 603-611.
  66. Aparna 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 KES Journal (International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligence Engineering Systems), IOS Press, Netherlands, 2004, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 213-228.
  67. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Murali Mani, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Augmenting MatML with Heat Treating Semantics --- In ASM Materials Solutions Conf., October 2004, Columbus, OH.
  68. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Computational Estimation of Heat Transfer Curves for Microstructure Prediction and Decision Support --- In TMS Materials Sc. and Tech. Conf., September 2004, New Orleans, LA.
  69. Aparna Varde, Elke Rundensteiner, Murali Mani, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- Semantic Extensions to Domain-Specific Markup Languages --- In IEEE Int. Conf. on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, August 2004, Austin, TX, pp. 55-60.
  70. Richard Sisson Jr. and Aparna Varde --- Data Mining: Promoting E-Business in Heat Treating --- In Heat Treating Progress, March / April 2004, pp. 46-49.
  71. Aparna 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 IEEE's IICAI, December 2003, Hyderabad, India, pp. 993-1003.
  72. Aparna Varde, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Mohammed Maniruzzaman and Richard D. Sisson Jr. --- The QuenchMiner Expert System for Quenching and Distortion Control --- In ASM's Heat Treating Society Conf., September 2003, Indianapolis, IN, pp. 174-183.
  73. 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 ICQCD, May 2003, Beijing, China.
  74. Aparna Varde, Makiko Takahashi, Mohammed Maniruzzaman --- Web-based Data Mining for Quenching Analysis --- In IFHTSE-ISEC, October 2002, Columbus, OH.
  75. Aparna Varde and Elke A. Rundensteiner --- MEDWRAP: Consistent View Maintenance over Distributed Multi-Relation Sources --- In DEXA, September 2002, Aix-en-Provence, France, pp. 341-350.
  76. Aparna Varde and Elke Rundensteiner --- SWECCA for Data Warehouse Maintenance --- In Systemics, Cyebernetics and Informatics Conference, July 2002, Orlando,FL, pp. 352-357.
  77. Aparna Varde --- Data Warehousing and Data Extraction on the World Wide Web --- In WebTech, November 1999 Somerset, NJ, Track 19.

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