Zbigniew Ras

KDD Laboratory Director; Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Warsaw

Courses Taught: Knowledge Discovery in Databases DSBA/HCIP 6162

Dr. Zbigniew Ras is a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He also holds a professorship position in the Institute of Computer Science at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Warsaw and his DSc Degree is from the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012, he was awarded the National Professorship title by the President of Poland. Dr. Ras' areas of specialization include Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Health Informatics, Business Analytics, Music Information Retrieval, and Art. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (Springer) and a member of the Editorial Board of several journals. He is the author/editor of 61 books mainly in the AI area and the author of more than 350 book chapters, journal, and conference papers. He has received many awards including the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award, COIT Graduate Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Alcoa Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award. He was the finalist of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.