Hesam Izakian

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

University of Alberta,

Edmonton, AB, Canada,

T6G 2V4

 

   Education

 

 

 Ph.D. in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
 Area of specialization: Data mining and knowledge discovery
 

 M.Sc. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), University of Isfahan, Iran.
 Area of specialization: Data mining and Computational Intelligence (Optimization)

 

 B.Sc. in Software Engineering, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran.

 

   Research Experiences and Interests
 

 

 Data mining and knowledge discovery:
- Clustering (Partition-based, Hierarchical and Density-based, Consensus-based , and Collaborative clustering)
- Classification (Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Decision Trees)
- Regression
- Association Rule Learning
- Anomaly Detection
- Time Series Data Analysis
- Spatio-temporal Data Analysis
- Big data
 

 Machine learning:
- Supervised, Unsupervised, and Semi-supervised learning
- Ensemble learning

 

 Computational intelligence:
- Evolutionary Algorithms and Optimization (Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Optimization, Simulated Annealing, Differential Evolution)
- Fuzzy systems (Fuzzy Modeling, Fuzzy Clustering and Classification, Fuzzy Decision Making, Fuzzy Cognitive Maps)

 

   Publications
 

 

PhD Thesis: Cluster-Centric Anomaly Detection and Characterization in Spatial Time Series. PDF version

Journal papers:

1. Hesam Izakian, Witold Pedrycz, and Iqbal Jamal, Fuzzy clustering of time series data using dynamic time warping distance, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 39(2015) 235–244. PDF version

2. Hesam Izakian and Witold Pedrycz, “Anomaly Detection and Characterization in Spatial Time Series Data: A Cluster-Centric Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2014.2302456, 2014. PDF version

3. Witold Pedrycz and Hesam Izakian, “Cluster–Centric Fuzzy Modeling”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2014.2300134, 2014. PDF version

4. Hesam Izakian and Witold Pedrycz, “Agreement-Based Fuzzy C-Means for Clustering Data with Blocks of Features”, Neurocomputing, Elsevier, vol. 127, pp. 266–280, 2014. PDF version

5. Hesam Izakian, Witold Pedrycz, and Iqbal Jamal, “Clustering spatio–temporal data: An augmented fuzzy C–Means”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 855 – 868, 2013. PDF version

6. Hesam Izakian and Witold Pedrycz, “A new PSO-optimized Geometry of Spatial and Spatiotemporal Scan Statistic for Disease Outbreak Detection”, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Elsevier, vol. 4, pp. 1–11, 2012. PDF version

7. Hesam Izakian, and Ajith Abraham, “Fuzzy C-means and Fuzzy Swarm for Fuzzy Clustering Problem”, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, vol. 38, pp. 1835–1838, 2011. PDF version

8. Hesam Izakian, Ajith Abraham, and Behrouz Tork Ladani, “An Auction Method for Resource Allocation in Computational Grids”, Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, vol. 26, pp. 228-235, 2010. PDF version

9. Hesam Izakian, Behrouz Tork Ladani, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “A Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization Approach for Grid Job Scheduling”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, vol. 6, pp. 4219- 4233, 2010. PDF version

10. Hesam Izakian, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “Metaheuristic Based Scheduling Meta-Tasks in Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Systems”, Sensors, Molecular Diversity Preservation International, vol. 9, pp. 5339-5350, 2009. PDF version

11. Hesam Izakian, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “Performance Comparison of Six Efficient Pure Heuristics for Scheduling Meta-Tasks on Heterogeneous Distributed Environments”, Neural Network World, vol. 19, pp. 695-710, 2009. PDF version

 Selected Conference papers:

1. Hesam Izakian, and Witold Pedrycz, “Anomaly Detection in Time Series Data using a Fuzzy C-Means Clustering”, Joint IFSA World Congress and NAFIPS Annual Meeting (IFSA/NAFIPS), Edmonton, Canada, pp. 1513-1518, 2013, IEEE Press. PDF version

2. Hesam Izakian, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “Clustering Categorical Data Using a Swarm-based Method”, World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2009), India, pp. 1720-1724, 2009, IEEE Press. PDF version

3. Hesam Izakian, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “Comparison of Heuristics for Scheduling Independent Tasks on Heterogeneous Distributed Environments”, The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on HPC and Grid Applications (IWHGA2009), China, pp. 8-12, 2009, IEEE Press. PDF version

4. Hesam Izakian, Behrouz Tork Ladani, Kamran Zamanifar, Ajith Abraham, and Václav Snášel, “A Continuous Double Auction Method for Resource Allocation in Computational Grids”, 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (CISched 2009), Nashville, USA, pp. 29-35, 2009, IEEE Press. PDF version

5. Hesam Izakian, Behrouz Tork Ladani, Kamran Zamanifar, and Ajith Abraham, “A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Approach for Grid Job Scheduling”, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 31, Pages 100-109, 2009. Springer. PDF version

6. Hesam Izakian, S. Amirhassan Monadjemi, Behrouz Tork Ladani, and Kamran Zamanifar, “Multi-Font Farsi/Arabic Isolated Character Recognition Using Chain Codes”, Proceeding of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, pp. 67-70, 2008. PDF version

 

 Citations and indexing:

  Google Scholar

  DBLP

 

 

   Refereeing Experiences
 

 

- IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
- IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
- Soft Computing (Springer)
- Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier)
- Fuzzy Sets and Systems
- Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Elsevier)
- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Elsevier)
 

   Teaching Experiences
 

 

 

Lab instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta (Sept 2010-2014):
- ECE 449 (Intelligent Systems Engineering )
- ENCMP 100 (Computer Programming for Engineers)

Teaching assistant, University of Alberta (Sept 2010-2014):
- ENCMP 100 (Computer Programming for Engineers)

Course instructor (lecturer), University of Guilan, Iran (Sept 2009- Aug 2010)
- Advanced computer programming I, and II
- Data structures
- Database design and development
- Algorithms

Part time course instructor, Ayandegan Institute Of Higher Education, Tonekabon, Iran (Sept 2009- Aug 2010)
- Expert systems
- Internet Engineering
- BSc students’ final project advisor

Part time course instructor, Azad university, Ramsar branch, Ramsar, Iran (Sept 2007- Aug 2008)
- Advanced computer programming I
- Data structures
- Operating systems
- Web programming

Part time course instructor, Ashrafi-Esfahani University, Isfahan, Iran (Sept 2006- Aug 2007)
- Advanced computer programming I
- Database design and development
- Data structures

 

   Memberships
 

 

 - IEEE

 - Technical Committee on Soft Computing in IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Society

 

   Awards and Honors
 

 

 - Chairing the Time Series and Time-Space Analysis session, in 2013 International Fuzzy Systems Association Congress and the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Annual Meeting (IFSA/NAFIPS), Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 24-28, 2013, the proceedings published by IEEE Press.


 - Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship (University of Alberta)

 - Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Professional Development Award (University of Alberta)

 

   Contact
 

 

 

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