Data mining people

Anil K. Jain is a professor of Computer Science from Michigan State University. Originally from India (B.Tech. in Kanpur) he then went to US where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University. His research focus on statistical pattern recognition, data clustering, texture analysis, document image understanding and biometric authentication.

It is worth mentioning he received a lot of awards from different journals and conferences. He is a fellow of the following associations: AAAS, ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE. His most famous work is certainly in clustering where he published a book entitled “Algorithms For Clustering Data” (Jain and Dubes, 1988). This book is cited more than 800 times on Citeseer.

He has more recently written a major paper in the clustering field: “Data Clustering: A Review” (Jain et al., 1999). If you’re in the clustering domain, and have not read it, I personally recommend this very good paper. As written in a previous post, Anil K. Jain will be present at the MLDM’2007 in Leipzig (Germany) to give a talk about clustering. You can find more information about him on his webpage.


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  1. Interestingly, Jain’s book, Algorithms for Clustering Data has several copies available on (one of which is mine), all costing over $340!

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