Research Interests

Current research interests include the following areas: 

* Parallel and Distributed Intelligent Systems: Semantic matching, semantic search and semantic matchmaking with applications in search engines, e-business. e-Health, e-Learning (funded by NSERC Canada and New Brunswick Innovation Foundation).

* Bioinformatics: Mapping of transcription factors and gene regulatory networks from a model to a non-model organism (a part of this work was funded by Genome Canada and New Brunswick Innovation Foundation). 

* Parallel/ Distributed Computing: Semantic Matching and Natural Language Processing with Cluster and GPGPU computing, Big Data Computing.

* Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing


Past research work spans many other areas of computer science including computer architecture, real-time process control systems, fault-tolerant computing, transliteration, 3-D computer graphics, fractals, and multi-lingual systems. Founded the first research group in computer science at the University of New Brunswick in 1986 and also Ied the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) project on the Advanced Computational Research Laboratory (ACRL) and established the laboratory in 2000.  

Carried out research work with researchers from the National Research Council, Ottawa; University of Akron, Ohio; Center for Development of Advanced Computing, India; University of Illinois, Urbana; University of Poona, India, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and University of New Brunswick.

Authored more than 160 research papers in journals and conference proceedings and has edited 4 volumes. He has supervised/co-supervised over 70 master's theses and doctoral theses and has also worked with many  post-doctoral fellows/research associates. Please follow this link to the list of Research Papers/Reports.

Updated Nov. 25, 2015