I am a third year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC). I work at the Data and Information Systems Laboratory (DAIS) under the supervision of Prof. Hari Sundaram. I also work closely with Prof. Aditya Parameswaran. My broad research interests are in Data Mining and intersecting disciplines— Social Media Mining, User Behavior Modeling, Visual Analytics. Currently, I am working on designing models and algorithms for mining knowledge markets such as Stack Exchange websites. I also conduct research on developing systems and algorithms for visual analytics, and designing methods to understand user behavior through log analytics.

In my previous life, I was a lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), having completed my B.Sc. from the same department. I received several honors for my undergraduate research including The Undergraduate Awards [world's largest academic awards program for undergraduates], invited young researcher at Heidelberg Laureate Forum [prestigious meeting with the Abel, Fields, and Turing Laureates], and National ICT Achievement Award [prestigious recognition in ICT by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh].
Himel Dev
PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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