• B. Liu is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 851 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607.
• S. Chakrabarti is with the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076 India.
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Bing Liu received the PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. He is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research interests include data mining, Web and text mining, and bioinformatics. Before joining UIC, he was with the National University of Singapore. Since 1996, Dr. Liu has been active in data mining research and published extensively in leading conferences and journals (e.g., AAAI, IJCAI, SIGKDD, WWW, ICML, and IEEE transactions) in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He is on the editorial boards of three international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He has also served (serves) on the technical program and/or organizing committees of many international conferences.
Soumen Chakrabarti received the PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. Prior to joining IIT, he worked on hypertext information retrieval and data mining at the IBM Almaden Research Center. He has developed several systems for Web mining, including IBM's CLEVER search and Focused Crawler, published extensively, and acquired eight US patents on his inventions to date. Dr. Chakrabarti has served as a vice-chair or program committee member for many conferences, including WWW, SIGIR, ICDE, VLDB, KDD, and SODA.