Bamshad Mobasher

Bamshad Mobasher is a professor of Computer Science and the director of the Center for Web Intelligence at the School of Computing of DePaul University in Chicago. His research areas include Web mining, Web personalization, predictive user modeling, agent-based systems, and information retrieval. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and several edited books in these areas. Dr. Mobasher received his PhD at Iowa State University in 1994. Prior to DePaul he was an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he did some seminal work on Web mining and started some of the first research groups focusing on Web Usage Mining. Dr. Mobasher is considered one of the leading authorities in the areas of Web mining, Web personalization, and recommender systems, and has served as an organizer and on the program committees of numerous related conferences. Some of his original articles on Web usage mining have citations indexes of 1000 or more. His work in these areas has been used by a variety of companies, including, as part of their analytics and personalization systems. As the director of the Center for Web Intelligence, Dr. Mobasher is directing research in Web mining, Web analytics, and personalization, as well as overseeing several related joint projects with the industry. His most recent activities include an edited volume, “Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization”, published by Springer, culminating from a series of successful workshops at IJCAI and AAAI on the same topic; and a special issue of ACM Transactions on Internet Technologies on Web personalization. He has also been one of the founding organizers of the highly successful WebKDD workshops on Knowledge discovery on the Web which have been held at ACM SIGKDD conference for the past 10 years. He is currently editing a special issue of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction on Data Mining for Personalization, and he is the program co-chair of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems. He serves on the editorial boards of several prominent computing journals, including User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, and the Journal of Web Semantics.


Bamshad Mobasher. © 2009. 2 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Collaborative and Social Information Retrieval and Access: Techniques for Improved User Modeling.
Integrating Semantic Knowledge with Web Usage Mining for Personalization
Honghua Dai, Bamshad Mobasher. © 2009. 28 pages.
Web usage mining has been used effectively as an approach to automatic personalization and as a way to overcome deficiencies of traditional approaches such as collaborative...
Web Mining Overview
Bamshad Mobasher. © 2005. 5 pages.
In the span of a decade, the World Wide Web has been transformed from a tool for information sharing among researchers into an indispensable part of everyday activities. This...