Education:
 
BS: Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, Virginia; USA; 1991
 
MSc: Shiraz University; 1996
 
PhD:
Information Technology; Tohoku University; Japan

Postdoc from Design and Analysis of Information Systems Lab at Tohoku University, Japan (3/2007)
Postdoc in Medicine from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan (9/2007)

 
Professional Experiences:
 
 IEEE computer society, Associate Member (since 10/2006)
 ACM Professional Member (since 2007)


Program Committee of:
 The 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2009); December 10-12, 2009; Jeju, Korea.
 Development in eSystems Engineering (DeSE '09); Abu Dhabi, UAE 2009.
 The fifth Advanced Data Mining and Applications Conference (ADMA 2009); August 17-19, 2009; Beijing, China.
 The 13th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2009); 27-30 April 2009; Bangkok, Thailand.
 The first workshop on Information and Communication Technology Innovations in Medical Sciences (ICT Med 2008); December 21-23; Shiraz, Iran.
 The fourth Advanced Data Mining and Applications Conference (ADMA 2008); October 8-10, 2008; Chengdu, China.
 The third Advanced Data Mining and Applications Conference (ADMA 2007); August 6-8, 2007, Harbin, China.

Invited Lecture:
 Ashkan Sami, Feature Selection in Bioinformatics, National Bioinformatics Congress; February 26-27, 2009; Shiraz, Iran.(http://www.ssabs.com/)
 Ashkan Sami, New Methods of Knowledge Discovery in Medicine, The first workshop on Information and Communication Technology Innovations in Medical Sciences (ICT Med 2008); December 21-23, 2008; Shiraz, Iran.
( http://ictmed2008.sums.ac.ir/lecturer.html)

Experience:
Shiraz University; Shiraz 71348-51154; Iran (Since 2008/10)
 Assistant Professor; Department of Computer Science and Engineering, (since 2008/10)
 Member of Information Technology working group of Shiraz University
 Representative of Shiraz University in NIOPDC IT research committee
 Representative of Shiraz University in IT research committee of hi-tech industries of Ministry of Industries and Mines
 Head of IT group of department of CSE
 Organizer of ACM student chapter

Tohoku University; Sendai; JAPAN (2006/10/13 to 2008/)
 Invited Scientist (Assistant Professor); Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering; (2007/10/1 to 2008/9/30)
 Postdoctoral fellow; Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; Graduate School of Medicine; (2007/5/1 to 2007/9/30)
 Postdoctoral fellow; Laboratory for Design and Analysis of Information Systems; Graduate School of Information Sciences; (2006/10/13 to 2007/3/31).

Shiraz University; Shiraz 71348-51154; Iran (2000/9 to 2003/9)
 Instructor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, (2000-2001).
In addition to regular teaching and research activities:
 Manager of Kharazmi Computer Center (with about 50 Windows2000 administrators, Linux administrators, software and network programmers, instructors, hardware maintenance staff, and clerks) it has six major divisions and is the only 24-hour educational computer center in Iran with over 120 workstations and Unix SPARC stations, Windows 2000 and Linux servers; College of Engineering (2002-03).
 Advisor and Consultant in IT and MIS for Fars Petrochemical Company to prepare their Information Strategic Plan (2003).
 A member of IT and ICT strategic planning committee; Shiraz University; (2001-03).
 Research consultant on DCS and Instrumentation for Island of Siri Revamping Project; Shiraz Asre Jadid Inc., Shiraz, Iran (2000 to 2001).

Asre Andishe Engineering Services; Shiraz, Iran (1998-2000)
 Senior Analyst in the stages of Analysis, Design and Built of new Billing system for Fars Regional Power Company based on Oracle 8 and Designer/2000 Computer Aided Software Engineering Tools; (1999-2000).
 A programmer of a billing system for Yazd province Power Company based on C++ and Btrieve and creating the User and System documents of the project; (1998)
 Creating Working Standards for:
-Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
-Data Flow Diagram (DFD)
-Function Hierarchy Diagram (FHD)
-Process Model (PM) for BPR

Engineering Research Center (ERC); Shiraz, Iran (1996-1998)
 Analysis, Design and Build of couple of control software based on MATLAB; (1998)
 Conceptual Design of Control System for Haft-Tappe 100,000-liter Alcohol Company in Khozestan Province, (1997).
 Design of Control System for Upgrading and Improving the Current Technology in Iran Dairy Industries (Tehran, Iran); Iran (1997).
 Conceptual Design of Fully Redundant Control System for Assembly Line of Peugeot 405 GLX (was technically approved by Iran Khodro; Tehran, Iran) Shiraz, Iran. (1997)

 
Research Areas:
 
Data Mining; Knowledge Discovery; Machine Learning; Health Informatics; Recommender Systems; Software Engineering; Bioinformatics; V&V; Text Mining

 
List of Publications:
 
Invited Book Chapter:
Ashkan Sami and Ryoichi Nagatomi, “A New Definition and Look at DNA Motif”, Edited by Eugenia G. Giannopoulou, Data Mining in Medical and Biological Research; ISBN 978-953-7619-30-5; Publisher: IN-TECH; Vienna, Austria; pp.227-236; November 2008. (Until Feb 02, 2009 downloaded 897 times)
http://journals.i-techonline.com/books.php?PHPSESSID=d5fn9cgkb70pbj761bvkuh22s4

Journals:
(1) Mohammad Hadi Sadreddini, and Ashkan Sami, “A Model for Physical Suitability Evaluation of Kor and Sivand Subbasin”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B, vol. 25, No. B3; 2001.
(2) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Makoto Takahashi, Takeshi Tokuyama, “OSDM: Optimized Shape Distribution Method”, In: Li, Xue; Zaiane, Osmar R.; Li, Zhanhuai (Eds.) Advanced Data Mining Applications, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4093. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York. 1057-1063, 2006.
(3) Ashkan Sami, “Obstacles and Misunderstandings Facing Medical Data Mining”, In: Li, Xue; Zaiane, Osmar R.; Li, Zhanhuai (Eds.) Advanced Data Mining Applications, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4093. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York. 856-863, 2006.
(4) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Makoto Takahashi, Takeshi Tokuyama, “SDI: Shape Distribution Indicator and its Application to Find Interrelationships between Physical Activity Tests and Other Medical Measures” In Abdul Sattar and Byeong Ho Kang (Eds.) Artificial Intelligence 2006, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4304. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York. 383-392, 2006.
(5) Akio Kikuchi, Kaijun Niu, Yoshihiro Ikeda, Atsushi Hozawa, Haruo Nakagawa, Hui Guo, Kaori Ohmori-Matsuda, Guag Yang, Arta Farmawaati, Ashkan Sami, Yoichi Arai, Ichiro Tsuji, and Ryoichi Nagatomi, “Association between Physical Activity and Urinary Incontinence in Community-Based Elderly Population Aged 70 Years and Over”, European Urology, vol. 52; pp. 868-875; 2007.


 
Presentation in Conferences:
 
(1) Ashkan Sami, “A close distance to advanced industrial control systems”, Conference on Feasibility Study on producing Modern Control Systems, Bandar Imam, Iran 1997.(in Farsi)
(2) Ashkan Sami, “Important Factors in Software Development Life Cycle”, Fars IT Workshop, Shiraz, Iran, October 2002.
(3) Ashkan Sami, “Developing Information Systems Considering Business Intelligence” 1 st Conference of Management of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 9-11 June, 2003
(4) Ashkan Sami, “e-Business and e-Commerce: Similarities and Differences” Golestan Seminar on IT, Golestan, Iran 2003.
(5) Ashkan Sami, “e-Strategy: The First Step in IT Development” Golestan Seminar on IT, Golestan, Iran 2003.
(6) Ashkan Sami, “Main Axes of University-Industry Relationship” Industry and Mining First Seminar on University-Government-Industry Relationship, Shiraz, Iran, 30 September to 1st of October, 2003.
(7) Ashkan Sami and Makoto Takahashi, “FAF: Finding All Features Relating to Different Gene Sequences” Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Data Management in Biomedical Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam, 18 May 2005.
(8) Ashkan Sami, Makoto Takahashi, and Masaharu Kitamura, “FMIC: Finding the Most Important Contributor in Small Companies with Diverse Projects”, SICE 2005, Okayama, Japan, 8-10 August 2005.
(9) Ashkan Sami and Makoto Takahashi, “Decision Tree Construction for Genetic Applications based on Association Rules”, IEEE TENCON 2005, Melbourne, Australia, 21-25 .November 2005.
(10) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Makoto Takahashi, Takeshi Tokuyama, “OSDM: Optimized Shape Distribution Method”, The Second International Conference on Advanced Data Mining Applications, LNAI 4093, ADMA 2006 Xi'an, China, August 14-16, 2006. (22.3% acceptance rate)
(11) Ashkan Sami, “Obstacles and Misunderstandings Facing Medical Data Mining”, The Second International Conference on Advanced Data Mining Applications, LNAI 4093, ADMA 2006 Xi'an, China, August 14-16, 2006. (22.3% acceptance rate)
(12) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Makoto Takahashi, Takeshi Tokuyama, “SDI: Shape Distribution Indicator and its Application to Find Interrelationships between Physical Activity Tests and Other Medical Measures” AI 2006, LNAI, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 4th to 8th December, 2006. (13.2% acceptance rate)
(13) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Masahiro Terabe and Kazuo Hashimoto, "Design of Physical Activity Recommendation System" IADIS European Conference on Data Mining 2008, ECDM 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 24 to 26 July, 2008.
(14) Ashkan Sami, Ryoichi Nagatomi and Kazuo Hashimoto, “gBoosting as a Method of Novelty Detection,” IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 182, HIP2008-45, pp. 71-84, Aug. 2008.
(15) S.M. Fakhrahmad and Ashkan Sami, “Effective Estimation of Modules' Metrics in Software Defect Prediction”, World Congress of Engineering; London; July 2009. (Certificate of Merits – Student)
(16) Alireza Naeimi Sadigh, Sattar Hashemi, Ali Hamze, Ashkan Sami, “A Game Theory Approach for Linearity Support Vector Machines and Comparison of Methods for Multi-Class”, The 3rd Iranian Data Mining Conference (IDMC’09), Tehran, Iran, 15-16 December, 2009.
(17) Naser Peiravian; Hossein Rahimi; Ashkan Sami; Babak Yadgari, “Data Mining for CRM on Massive and Unbalance Data of Telecommunication Companies”, The 3rd Iranian Data Mining Conference (IDMC’09), Tehran, Iran, 15-16 December, 2009.
(18) Niloofar Mozafari, Mina Alibeigi, Sattar Hashemi, Ashkan Sami, Ali Hamzeh, “Toward Robust Privacy Preserving Clustering: A Weighted Ensemble Approach”, The 3rd Iranian Data Mining Conference (IDMC’09), Tehran, Iran, 15-16 December, 2009.
(19) Ehsan Ahmadi, Mohammad Taheri, Narjes Mirshekari, Sattar Hashemi, , Ali Hamzeh, Ashkan Sami, “Cooperative Fuzzy Rulebase Construction Based on a Novel Fuzzy Decision Tree”, 6th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, (Innovations’09), Al Ain, UAE, 15-17 December, 2009. (Best Paper Award)
(20) Ashkan Sami, Hossein Rahimi, Babak Yadegar, Naser Peiravian, Sattar Hashemi, Ali Hamze, “Malware Detection Based On Mining API Calls”, The 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing-Data Mining Track, Sierre, Switzerland, 21 - 26 March 2010. (25.5% acceptance rate)
(21) Ashkan Sami, Mostafa Fakhrahmad, “Design-Level Metrics Estimation Based on Code Metrics”, The 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing-Software Engineering Track, Sierre, Switzerland, 21 - 26 March 2010. (29.6% acceptance rate)


 
Research Projects:
 
APA Malware CERT Research Center

 
Given Seminars:
 
 Ashkan Sami, Metric-Based Project Management of ICT projects in Medicine, The second workshop on Information and Communication Technology Innovations in Medical Sciences (ICT Med 2009); November 8-10, 2009; Shiraz, Iran.
 Ashkan Sami, A Successful Data Mining Story in Medicine, The second workshop on Information and Communication Technology Innovations in Medical Sciences (ICT Med 2009); November 8-10, 2009; Shiraz, Iran.
 Ashkan Sami, New Methods in Malware Detection, Fars Telecommunications Company, Shiraz, October 20, 2009.
 Ashkan Sami, Difference between Data Mining and Statistics: Where to Draw the Line, The Second Summer School in Interdisciplinary Sciences; Shiraz, Iran; September 20-24, 2009. ( http://www.shirazu.ac.ir/ssis/files/final%20version_schedule.pdf)
 Ashkan Sami, Data Mining in E-Commerce: Benefits, Challenges and Road Map; 1st E-Commerce Festival; Shiraz, Iran; July 5, 2009
 Ashkan Sami, Feature Selection in Bioinformatics, National Bioinformatics Congress; February 26-27, 2009; Shiraz, Iran.(http://www.ssabs.com/)
 Ashkan Sami, New Methods of Knowledge Discovery in Medicine, The first workshop on Information and Communication Technology Innovations in Medical Sciences (ICT Med 2008); December 21-23, 2008; Shiraz, Iran.
( http://ictmed2008.sums.ac.ir/lecturer.html)


 
Honors and Awards:
 
 Best Paper Award, Innovation’09; Al Ain, UAE, Dec 2009.
 Who’s Who in the World, 2010.
 Certificate of Merit (student), World Engineering Conference, U.K., July 2009.
 Invited Scientist at Tohoku University; Sendai; Japan (2007/10/1-2008/9/30)
 My algorithm OSDM became the main algorithm of Prevention section of Sendai Intelligent Cluster; one of the six largest research projects from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan starting from 2007 to 2012.
 GSIS postdoctoral fellowship (2006/10 to 2007/3)
 Monbukagakusho Scholarship from Japanese Government to study Ph.D. at Tohoku University (2003/10/1-2006/9/30)
 Gamma Beta Phi (Honor and Service Fraternity), 1990.
 Golden Key National Honor Society (Elected) 1990.
 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematical Honor Society) 1988.
 Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society) 1988.
 Outstanding International Engineering Student Award.
 Gold Key and two certificates from Phi Theta Kappa.
 President’s letter for excellence in academic achievement, University of Alabama, ESL center 1987.
 Ranked 91th overall in Konkour (Entrance Examination for National Universities) among High School Math majors (45th in Math and 64th in Physics), 1986 (1365).

 
Courses Taught:
 
At Shiraz University:
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Computer Programming for Engineers
- Advanced Programming (in C)
- Data Structures (in Java)
- Management Information Systems
- Real Time Systems: Design and Construction
- Software Engineering I & II
- Advanced Software Engineering (Graduate Course)
- Data Mining (Graduate Course)

At other institutions and companies:
-EFL (English as a Foreign Language) I am a certified English instructor
-Computer Graphics (in C)
-Data Structures (in Pascal and C)
-Computer Networks
-Design and Analysis
-Software Engineering
-Information Engineering Methodology
-Practical Issues in Conceptual Design (ERD) of Distributed Databases
  

 

 
 

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