The National Program on
Complex Data Structures


November 10-12, 2005
Workshop on Data Mining
at the Fields Institute, Toronto

Supported by
Generation5 Mathematical Technologi
Confirmed Participants FieldsVisitor Resources
Speaker Titles and Abstracts Invited Speakers Housing & Hotels
Audio and Slides of Talks Poster Session Titles and Abstracts Workshop on Data Mining Methodology and Applications
October 28-30, 2004
Workshop Organizers:
Hugh Chipman, Acadia University
Antonio Ciampi, McGill University
Theodora Kourti, McMaster University
Helmut Kroger, Laval University
Michael Vainder, Generation 5


Data mining, the science of extracting information from massive, complex databases, continues to be an exciting area of research. Domain-specific problems provide fertile ground for stimulating new research on challenging problems. Building on the successful 2004 data mining workshop held at the Fields Institute, this year's event will look at data mining theory and methodology, and consider and challenging problems in specific application areas. Topics this year include data mining theory, supervised learning with tree models, bioinformatics, and mining transactional data on graphs. Several of these topics represent new territory not covered at last year's event.

As with last year, the workshop will feature speakers from several disciplines involved in data mining, including statistics, computer science, and medicine.

The format of the workshop will include talks, open discussions and poster sessions, with a view towards stimulating interactions between participants and identification of promising new directions in research and applications. Graduate students are encouraged to participate, and may apply for limited travel funding.

Registration fees, $100 faculty and $25 for students and postdoctoral fellows.

Travel Support:
Some travel funds are available for students. Deadline to apply was October 15

Poster session:
Students or postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to present a poster. Those wishing to do so should indicate on the registration form the title and abstract.

Invited speakers:

William Bush, Vanderbilt University
Zhengxin Chen,
University of Omaha
Simon Gluzman, Generation 5
Wenxue Huang,
Generation 5
Limin Lin, Generation 5
Wei-Yin Loh
, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Robert McCulloch, University of Chicago
Abdissa Negassa, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Vito Quaranta, Vanderbilt University
Sam Roweis, University of Toronto
Tim Swartz
, Simon Fraser University
Chris Volinsky, AT&T Labs
Gregory Warnes, Global Research and Development, PFIZER INC.
Yale Zhang
, Dofasco
Djamel Zighed, University Lumiere Lyon 2

Confirmed Participants as of November 9, 2005

Fullname University Name
Alfred Benn TD Bank Financial Group
Briollais, Laurent Mount Sinai Hospital
Burgoyne, John Ashley Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Bush, William S. Vanderbilt University
Cao, Jiguo McGill University
Chen, Huarong McMaster University
Chen, Wenhong University of Waterloo
Chen, Zhengxin University of Nebraska at Omaha
Chenouri, Shoja'eddin University of Waterloo
Chipman, Hugh Acadia University
Ciampi, Antonio McGill University
Currie, Duane Acadia University
Dyachenko, Alina McGill University
Efron, Bradley Stanford University
Fan, Guangzhe University of Waterloo
Gao, YanFei McMaster University
Gluzman, Simon Generation 5
Hossain, Ahmed University of Toronto
Huang, Wenxue Generation5 Incorporated
Huynh, Wyn Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.
Ilhamto, Gatot University of Guelph
Jafari Jozani, Mohammad University of Sherbrooke
Kourti, Theodora McMaster University
Kröger, Helmut Universite' Laval
Kruger, Mike Information Resources Inc.
Le, Lisa University of Toronto
Lee, Sophia University of Toronto
Lin, Limin Generation 5
Liu, Xuyuan University of Waterloo
Loh, Wei-Yin University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ma, Guoxuan McMaster University
McCulloch, Robert University of Chicago
Mills, Shirley Carleton University
Mitsakakis, Nicholas University of Toronto
Mosesova, Sofia University of Waterloo
Nahm, Erika Acadia University
Neal, Radford University of Toronto
Negassa, Abdissa Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Nettel-Aguirre, Alberto Acadia University
Edward Norminton Carleton University
O'Rourke, Keith Ottawa Health Research Institute
Pallaver, Tanguy Laval University
Parkhomenko, Elena University of Toronto
Payandeh, Amir T. Universite de Sherbrooke
Quaranta, Vito Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Rangrej, Jagadish Hospital for Sick children
Ross, William Health Canada
Roushanaei, Bita University of Waterloo
Roweis, Sam University of Toronto
Shen, Hui University of British Columbia
Shi, Xiaofei Dalhousie University
Singh, Odesh University of Toronto
James Stafford University of Toronto
Su, Wanhua University of Waterloo
Sun, Shuying University of Toronto
Swartz, Tim Simon Fraser University
Tassoudji, Marjan Hospital for Sick Children
Theberge, Francois Gov. of Canada and University of Ottawa
Tritchler, David University of Toronto/OCI/PMH
Vainder, Michael Generation 5
Volinsky, Chris AT&T Labs - Research
Wang, Li McMaster University
Wang, Liangliang McGill University
Wang, Steven Xiaogang York University
Wang, Xu University of Waterloo
Warnes, Gregory Pfizer Global Research and Development
Warren, Robert University of Waterloo
Xu, Haipeng Mcgill University
Xu, Li Montreal Neurological Institute
Yang, Rong McMaster University
Yuan, Fei University of Waterloo
Zagdanski, Adam University of Toronto
Zamir, Mair Univesity of Western Ontario
Zhang, Yale Dofasco, Inc
Zhou, Qian Michelle University of Waterloo
Zhu, Jiaping McMaster University
Zighed, Djamel Abdelkader Université Lumičre Lyon 2