Invited Talks

  • Invited Talk, “Journey to Wakanda: My Story as a Computer Scientist and Engineer and Big Data for the Greater Good”, Journey to Wakanda, Youth For Technology  Academy. Louisville Community Center, Louisville, KY, April 4, 2018.
  • Amazon Tech Talk, “Tell me Why? New Research in Building Recommender Systems that Can Explain their Predictions”, invited talk at Amazon Headquarters, Seattle,WA, Jan 2017.
  • Selected Talk, “Tell me Why? Tell me More! Explaining Predictions, Iterated Learning Bias, and Counter-Polarization in Big Data Discovery Models”, Commonwealth Computational Summit, Lexington, KY, Oct 16, 2017.
  • Invited Talk, “Explainable Recommendations”, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar, July 19 2017.
  • Invited Talk, “Polarization and Iterated Bias in Recommender Systems”, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar, July 23 2017.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, “Polarization and Iterated Bias in Recommender Systems”, International Conference on Digital Economy, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, May 2017.
  • Tutorial, “Recommender Systems”, International Conference on Digital Economy, Carthage, Tunisia, April 2016.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, “Addressing Two Big Data Challenges: Tracking and Validating Evolving Clusters in Data Streams and Mining Multi-source Heterogeneous Data”, at “From Data to Knowledge: Machine-Learning with Real-time and Streaming Applications”, Center for Time-Domain Informatics, University of California – Berkeley, May 2012.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, “Clustering Heterogeneous Data Sets”, LA-WEB, Cartagena, Colombia, Oct. 2012.
  • Tutorial, “Advances in Web Data Mining”, ACM KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Data), Paris, France, June 2009.
  • Speaker, “Market-based Decentralized Profile Infrastructure: Giving back to the user”, in NSF workshop on Next Generation Data Mining & Cyber-Enabled Discovery, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 2007. http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~hillol/NGDM07/abstracts/slides/Nasraoui_ngdm07.pdf
  • Invited Talk, “Web Usage Mining & Personalization in Noisy, Dynamic, and Ambiguous Environments”, ECML-PKDD Workshop on Web Mining, 17th European Conference on Machine Learning and the 10th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Berlin, Germany, September 2006.
  • Invited Panelist and Speaker, “Internet and Search panel” in UC Berkeley’s Frontiers: 2003 FLINT-CIBI International Joint Workshop on Soft Computing for Internet and Bioinformatics”, University of California – Berkeley, Dec. 2003.