Naren Ramakrishnan

VTRC-Arlington, Room 5-026
900 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (571) 858-3331
Fax: (571) 858-3015
Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering
Director, Discovery Analytics Center, Virginia Tech
Department of Computer Science
Email: naren cs vt edu

Research Interests

    Mining scientific datasets in domains such as systems biology, neuroscience, sustainability, and intelligence analysis.


    "In science, self-satisfaction is death. Personal self-satisfaction is the death of the scientist. Collective self-satisfaction is the death of the research. It is restlessness, anxiety, dissatisfaction, agony of mind that nourish science."
    -Jacques-Lucien Monod

Recent Publications

(full list)
    `Beating the news' with EMBERS: Forecasting Civil Unrest using Open Source Indicators, in Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'14), Aug 2014, to appear (with the EMBERS team). [PDF]

    AutoLCA: A Framework for Sustainable Redesign and Assessment of Products, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, Apr 2014 (with M.S. Hossain and others). [PDF]

    Satellite Imagery Analysis: What can Hospital Parking Lots tell us about a Disease Outbreak?, IEEE Computer, Vol. 47, No. 4, pages 94-97, Apr 2014 (with P. Butler and others). [PDF]

    Forecasting a Moving Target: Ensemble Models for ILI Case Count Predictions, in Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2014), Philadelphia, PA, April 2014 (with P. Chakraborty and others). [PDF]

    Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression using Data from an Electronic Health Record, PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 8, 10 pages, Aug 2013 (with D. Hanauer and L. Seyfried). [PDF]