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Dr. Kamal Taha

Dr. Kamal Taha

Dr Kamal Taha

Assistant Professor, Software Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 401-8516

Fax: +971 (0)2 447-2442

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CV

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Texas at Arlington (USA), 2010
  • M.Sc., Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas (USA), 2002
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Tishreen University (SYR), 1993

 

  • Database Systems
  • Data Structure & Algorithms
  • Principles of Computer Programming
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Human Computer Interface

 

It spans information retrieval, data mining, and databases, with an emphasis on making data retrieval and exploration in emerging applications more effective, efficient, and robust. Current interests include:

  • Information retrieval in semi-structured data.
  • Keyword search in XML documents.
  • Recommendation systems and social networks.
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining.
  • Query processing and optimization.
  • Bioinformatics databases (mediators, ontologies).

 

Scopus

Papers in Refereed Journals

IEEE Transactions Journals:

  • Kamal Taha. “Inferring the Functions of Proteins from the Interrelationships between Functional Categories”. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, October 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2016.2615608.
  • Kamal Taha. “An Effective Approach for Analyzing the Contributions of Fabrication Processing Steps on Wafer Defects”. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, under review
  • Kamal Taha and Khaled Salah. “Identifying the Dominant Defective Patterns in Semiconductor Wafer Maps”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, under review.
  • Kamal Taha “Clustering the Functions of Proteins from the Interrelationships between Functional Categories”. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, accepted, to appear.
  • Kamal Taha.“Using the Spanning Tree of a Criminal Network for Identifying its Leaders”.IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 2016, Vol. 12, issue 2, pp. 445 - 453.
  • Kamal Taha “Disjoint Community Detection in Networks based on the Relative Association of Members”.IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, under review.
  • Kamal Taha and Paul Yoo “SIIMCO: A Forensic Investigation Tool for Identifying the Influential Members of a Criminal Organization”. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 2015, Vol. 11, issue 4, pp. 811 - 822.
  • Kamal Taha. "Extracting Various Classes of Data from Biological Text using the Concept of Existence Dependency". IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine – retitled to IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE J-BHI), 2015, Vol. 19, issue 6, pp. 1918 - 1928.
  • Kamal Taha, Paul Yoo, Mohammed Al Zaabi.“iPFPi: A System for Improving Protein Function Prediction through Cumulative Iterations”. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2015, Vol. 12, issue 4, pp. 825 - 836.
  • Mohammed Al Zaabi, Kamal Taha, and Thomas Martin. “CISRI: A Crime Investigation System Using the Relative Importance of Information Spreaders in Networks Depicting Criminals Communications”. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 2015, Vol. 10, issue 10, pp. 2196 - 2211.
  • Kamal Taha, Rami Al-Dalky, Dirar Al Homouz, M. Qasaimeh. “Applying Monte Carlo Simulation to Biomedical Literature to Approximate Genetic Network". IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2015.2481399.
  • F. Adly, O. Al Hussein, Paul Yoo, Y. Al-Hammadi,Kamal Taha, Sami Muhaidat, Uihyoung Lee, and Mohammed Ismail, Simplified Subspaced Regression Network for Identification of Defect Patterns in Semiconductor Wafer Maps”.IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 11(6): 1267-1276 (2015).
  • Omar Al-Jarrah, Omar Alhussein, Paul Yoo, Sami Muhaidat, Kamal Taha, and Kwangjo Kim.Data Randomization and Cluster-Based Partitioning for Botnet Intrusion Detection”.IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2015.2490802.
  • Kamal Taha."RGFinder: A System for Determining Semantically Related Genes using GO Graph Minimum Spanning Tree". IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2014, Vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 24 - 37.
  • Kamal Taha.Determining Semantically Related Significant Genes”.IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2014, Vol. 11, issue 6, pp. 1119 - 1130.
  • Omar Al-Jarrah, Paul Yoo, Kamal Taha, and Sami Muhaidat.Randomized Subspace Learning for Proline Cis-Trans Isomerization Prediction”.IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2015, Vol. 12, issue 4, pp. 763 - 769.
  • Kamal Taha.“GRtoGR: A System for Mapping GO Relations to Gene Relations”. IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2013, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 1 - 9.
  • Kamal Taha. "Determining the Semantic Similarities among Gene Ontology Terms". IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine – retitled to IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE J-BHI), 2013, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 512 - 525.
  • Paul Yoo, Sami Muhaidat, and Kamal Taha.Intelligent Consensus Modeling for Proline Cis-Trans Isomerization Prediction”.IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2013, DOI:10.1109/TCBB.2013.132, ISSN: 1545-5963.
  • Kamal Tahaand Ramez Elmasri."XCDSearch: An XML Context-Driven Search Engine." IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2010, Vol. 22, No. 12, pp. 1781-1796.
  • Kamal Taha.“Using Crime Incident Reports and Mobile Communication Data for Determining the Relationships between Criminals”.IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, under review.

BioMed Central Journals:

  • Kamal Taha.“Predicting the Functions of a Protein from its Ability to Associate with other Molecules”. BMC Bioinformatics, 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12859-016-0882-3.
  • Kamal Taha,Indhu Sivaramakrishnan, Dirar Al Homouz, Hassan Al Muhairi, and Zaid Al Mahmoud. "GRank: A Middleware Search Engine for Ranking Genes by Relevance to Given Genes". BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:251, doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-251.
  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri."GMB: An Efficient Query Processor for Biological Data." Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB), 2011, Vol. 8, No. 2.
  • Kamal Taha.“A New Method for Protein Function Prediction using Text-based Features”. BMC Proceedings, accepted.

Elsevier Journals:

  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri."SPGProfile: Speak Group Profile." Information Systems (IS), 2010, Elsevier, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 774-790.
  • Omar Al-Jarrah, Paul Yoo, Sami Muhaidat, G. Karagiannidis, Kamal Taha. “Efficient Machine Learning for Big Data: A Review”. Big Data Research, 2015, 2 (3), pp. 87-93, Elsevier.

Springer Journals:

  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri."BusSEngine: A Business Search Engine."Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal (KAIS), 2010, LNCS, Springer, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 153-197.

European Scientific Journals:

  • Kamal Taha.Determining the Preferences of a Social Group Statistically and Dynamically”. European Scientific Journal (ESJ), 2013, Vol. 3, ISSN 1857- 7431.

IGI Publishing Journals:

  • Kamal Tahaand Ramez Elmasri. "OOXKSearch: A Search Engine for Answering XML Keyword and Loosely Structured Queries Using OO Techniques" Journal of Database Management (JDM), 2009, vol. 20, No. 3, pp.76-125
  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri."A Framework for Enhancing Non Context-Driven XML Search." Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM), 2010, Vol. 8, No. 3.

American Scientific Publishers Journals:

  • Kamal Taha.“A Classifier System for Determining the Functions of Un-annotated Proteins based on their Semantic Similarities with Gene Ontology Annotation Terms”. Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine (ASEM), 2014, Vol. 6, No. 8
  • Raja Jayaraman and Kamal Taha, “Improving the Effectiveness of Electronic Health Records (EHR) with Supply Chain Data Standards”, Health Informatics, under review.
  • Kamal Taha.“Clustering a Network based on the Dynamics and Interactions of its Members”. Advanced Science Letters,accepted, to appear.
  • Kamal Taha.“Extracting Useful Information from Mobile Communication Data for Forensic Investigation”. Advanced Science Letters,accepted, to appear.

Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law:

  • Mohammed Al Zaabi, Kamal Taha, and Thomas Martin. “The Use of Ontologies in Forensic Analysis of Smartphone Content”. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL), accepted, to appear.

Books and Refereed Book Chapters

Wiley Publishing:

  • Paul Yoo, Sami Muhaidat, Kamal Taha, and Albert Zomaya. Prediction of Proline Cis-Trans Isomerization. In Pattern Recognition inComputational Molecular Biology: Techniques and Approaches. Mourad Elloumi and Albert Zomaya (editors).Wiley, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-118-89368-5
  • Maad Shatnawi, Paul Yoo, and Kamal Taha. Protein Domain Boundary Prediction, Pattern Recognition. In Pattern Recognition inComputational Molecular Biology: Techniques and Approaches. Mourad Elloumi and Albert Zomaya (editors).Wiley, 2016.

Springer Publishing:

  • Kamal Taha. XEngine: An XML Search Engine for Social Groups. In State of the Art Applications of Social Network Analysis. Can, Fazli, Özyer, Tansel, Polat, Faruk (editors), Springer, 2014.

IGI Global Publishing:

  • Kamal Taha. CRS: A Course Recommender System. In Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning, Francisco Neto (editor), IGI Global, 2013.
  • Kamal Taha.XTEngine: A Twin Search Engine for XML. In Theoretical and Practical Advances in Information Systems Development: Emerging Trends and Approaches, Keng Siau (editor), IGI Global, 2011.
  • Kamal Taha. Social Search and Personalization Through Demographic Filtering. In Social Network Mining, Analysis and Research Trends: Techniques and Applications, H. Ting, T. Hong, L. Wang (editors), IGI Global, 2011.
  • Kamal Taha. SEEC: A Dual Search Engine for Business Employees and Customers. In Service and Business Computing Solutions with XML: Applications for Quality Management and Best Processes, P. Hung (editor), IGI Global, 2009.

LAP LAMBER Publishing:

  • Kamal Taha, Efficient Approaches for Querying XML Data: Keyword-Based, Personalized, and Distributed Queries, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, May 2010, 160 pp.

ProQuest Publishing:

  • Kamal Taha, Enhancing Personalized Search and Improving Accuracy and Performance for Keyword-Based XML Queries, ProQuest Publishing, September 2011.

Papers in Refereed Conferences

 IEEE Conferences:

  • Kamal Taha. "A Global Approach for Determining Protein Function". 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM), Shenzhen, China, December 2016.
  • Maryam AlShehhi, Benjamin H, Marcello L Kamal Tahand Paul Y. “A knowledge Base Visual Analytics Technique for Semantic Web”, IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2016), California, USA, February 2016, accepted, to appear.
  • Kamal Taha. "Semantic Rules for Extracting Proteins Functions Information from Biomedical Abstracts". 2015 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM), Washington DC, USA, November 2015.
  • Kamal Taha and Paul Yoo. "An Information Extraction System for Protein Function Prediction". 12th IEEE Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB), Niagara Falls, Canada, August 2015.
  • Kamal Taha and Paul Yoo. “Predicting Protein Function from Biomedical Text”.37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC),Milan, Italy, August 2015.
  • Kamal Taha and Paul Yoo. “A System for Analyzing Criminal Social Networks”.IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015). Paris, France, August 2015.
  • Kamal Taha and M. Al Zaabi. "BioHCDP: A Hybrid Constituency-Dependency Parser for Biological NLP Information Extraction". The 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014),Florida, USA, 2014.
  • Kamal Taha and Paul Yoo. "Inferring the Relationships among Genes from Weighted GO Graph". 11th IEEE Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2014
  • Kamal Taha. "GOseek: A Gene Ontology Search Engine using Enhanced Keywords". 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC'13). Osaka, Japan, July 2013.
  • Maryam AlShehhi, Marcello L., Paul Y., Kamal Taha. Visual Analytics in the web of data. 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (IEEE ICECS). Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2013.
  • Kamal Taha, Indhu Sivaramakrishnan, Dirar Al Homouz, Hassan Al Muhairi. "RGRank: Ranking Semantically Related Genes". 15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (IEEE CSE 2012),Paphas, Cyprus, December 2012.
  • Kamal Taha. "Automatic Academic Advisor". 8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (IEEE CollaborateCom). Pittsburgh, USA, October 2012.
  • Kamal Tahaand Ramez Elmasri. "Personalization with Dynamic Group Profile". IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012). Turkey, August 2012.
  • Kamal Taha. "Determining the Semantic Similarities of GO Terms based on their Existence Dependencies". IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics (IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2012). Bali, Indonesia, July 2012.
  • Kamal Tahaand Ramez Elmasri. "GOcSim: GO Context-Driven Similarity". 9th IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2012), San Diego, California, USA, May 2012.
  • Kamal TahaandRamez Elmasri. "IRTG: A Grid Middleware for Bioinformatics". 8th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2011), Washington DC, USA, July 2011.
  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri. "KSRQuerying: XML Keyword with Recursive Querying."6th IEEE International XML Database Symposium (IEEE XSym'09),Lyon, France, August 2009, LNCS 5679, pp. 33-52.
  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri. "XML with Recursive Querying."12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-09), Vancouver, Canada, August 2009.
  • Kamal Tahaand Ramez Elmasri. "XPCache: An Efficient Query Processor for Client-Server Architecture." 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Databases for Next-Generation Researchers (SWOD), Istanbul, Turkey, April 2007.
  • Kamal Taha. "Pitfalls of Non Context-Driven XML Search Systems." NDT'09 (the International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies), IEEE Xplore, Czech Republic, July 2009.

IADIS Conferences:

  • Kamal Taha. “A Two-Phase Strategy for Detecting Communities”.13th IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media (WBC 2016) within MCCSIS, Madeira, Portugal, July 2016.
  • Kamal Taha.“Clustering a Network based on the Dynamics and Interactions of its Members”. 4th International Conference on Internet Services Technology and Information Engineering (ISTIE), Bali, Indonesia, June 2016.

IIE Conferences:

  • Raja Jayaraman, Kamal Taha, Kun Park. "Impacts and Role of Group Purchasing Organization in Healthcare Supply Chain”, The Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2014), Montreal, Canada, 2014.
  • Raja Jayaraman, Kamal Taha. "Integrating Supply Chain Data Standards in Healthcare Operations and Electronic Health Records”, The Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Dubai, UAI, March 2015.
  • Research and Practice Conferences:
  • Kamal Taha. "GOtoGene: A Method for Determining the Functional Similarity among Gene Products". 10th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012), Sydney, Australia, December 2012.
  • Paul Yoo, Kamal Taha, and Sami Muhaidat.Intelligent Voting Technique for Proline Cis-Trans Isomerization Prediction”. 24th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2013), Singapore, December 2013.
  • Kamal Taha. "Improving Response Time of Frequently Used Queries in Grid-Based Environment for Bioinformatics." 7thInternational Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2011), Netherlands, 2011.

EDBT Conference:

  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri. "CXLEngine: A Comprehensive XML Loosely Structured Search Engine." DataX'08 at EDBT'08 (Database technologies for handling XML information on the web), Nantes, France, March 2008.

Springer Conferences:

  • Kamal Taha and Ramez Elmasri. "OOXSearch: A Search Engine for Answering Loosely Structured XML Queries Using OO Programming." 24th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD), Glasgow, UK, 2007, LNCS 4587.

Data and Information Management Workshops:

  • Kamal Taha."Caching: An Efficient XML Query Mechanism in Client-Server Architecture". SWDIM'06 (Southeast Workshop on Data and Information Management), Raleigh, North Carolina, 2006.