Mehdi Kargar


I am an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from York University and my M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Software Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

I am primarily interested in Big Data, databases, data mining and machine learning.

Here are links to my DBLP and Google Scholar page.

Email: mkargar at uwindsor dot ca


 

Selected Recent Publications

Research Papers

  1. Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts
    M. Patel and M. Kargar.
    to appear in Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG) in conjunction with the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2017.
     
  2. A Knowledge-based Computational Algorithm for Discovering a Team of Experts in Social Networks
    K. Selvarajah, P. Moradian Zadeh, M. Kargar and Z. Kobti.
    to appear in Proceedings of the KDD Workshop on Data Driven Discovery (DDD) in conjunction with the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2017.
     
  3. Meaningful Keyword Search over Databases with Complex Schema
    M. Kargar, A. An, P. Godfrey, J. Szlichta and X. Yu.
    to appear in Proceedings of the 11th Alberto Mendelzon International Workshop on Foundations of Data Management (AMW), 2017.
     
  4. Authority-Based Team Discovery in Social Networks
    M. Zihayat, A. An, L. Golab, M. Kargar and J. Szlichta
    Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 498-501, 2017.
     
  5. Effective and Complete Discovery of Order Dependencies via Set-based Axiomatization
    J. Szlichta, P. Godfrey, L. Golab, M. Kargar and D. Srivastava
    Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 10(7): 721-732, 2017.
     
  6. eGraphSearch: Effective Keyword Search in Graphs
    M. Kargar, L. Golab and J. Szlichta
    Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2461-2464, 2016.
     
  7. Meaningful Keyword Search in Relational Databases with Large and Complex Schema
    M. Kargar, A. An, N. Cercone, P. Godfrey, J. Szlichta and X. Yu.
    Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 411-422, 2015.
     
  8. Finding Top-k r-cliques for Keyword Search from Graphs in Polynomial Delay
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), 43(2): 249-280, 2015.
     
  9. MeanKS: Meaningful Keyword Search in Relational Databases with Complex Schema
    M. Kargar, A. An, N. Cercone, P. Godfrey, J. Szlichta and X. Yu.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 905-908, 2014.
     
  10. Two-Phase Pareto Set Discovery for Three-objective Team Formation
    M. Zihayat, M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 304-311, 2014.
     
  11. Efficient Duplication Free and Minimal Keyword Search in Graphs
    M. Kargar, A. An and X. Yu.
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 26(7): 1657-1669, 2014.
     
  12. Finding Affordable and Collaborative Teams from a Network of Experts
    M. Kargar, M. Zihayat and A. An.
    Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), 587-595, 2013.
     
  13. Signal Detection in Genome Sequences using Complexity based Features
    M. Kargar, A. An, N. Cercone, K. Tirdad and M. Zihayat.
    Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics (BioKDD) in conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 25-33, 2013.
     
  14. Efficient Bi-objective Team Formation in Social Networks
    M. Kargar, A. An and M. Zihayat.
    Proceedings of the Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases - European Conference (ECML/PKDD), 483-498, 2012.
     
  15. Efficient Top-k Keyword Search in Graphs with Polynomial Delay
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 1269-1272, 2012.
     
  16. Keyword Search in Graphs: Finding r-cliques
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 4(10): 681-692, 2011.
     
  17. TeamExp: Top-k Team Formation in Social Networks
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW), 1231-1234, 2011.
     
  18. Discovering Top-k Teams of Experts with/without a Leader in Social Networks
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 985-994, 2011.
     
  19. Evaluation of Different Complexity Measures for Signal Detection in Genome Sequences
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the First ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB), 422-425, 2010.
     
  20. The Effect of Sequence Complexity on the Construction of Protein-Protein Interaction Networks
    M. Kargar and A. An.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI), 308-319, 2010.
     
  21. Truthful and Secure Routing in Ad Hoc Networks with Malicious and Selfish Nodes
    M. Kargar and M. Ghodsi
    International Journal of Security and Its Applications (IJSIA), 3(1), 117-128, 2009.
     
  22. Enhanced Evolutionary and Heuristic Algorithms for Haplotype Reconstruction Problem Using Minimum Error Correction Model
    M. Kargar, H. Poormohammadi, L. Pirhaji, H. Pezeshk, C. Eslahchi and M. Sadeghi
    MATCH Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry, 62(2):261-274, 2009.
     
  23. A tale of two symmetrical tails: Structural and functional characteristics of palindromes in proteins
    A. Sheari, M. Kargar, A. Katanforoush, S. Arab, M. Sadeghi, H. Pezeshk, C. Eslahchi and S-A. Marashi
    BMC Bioinformatics, 9:274-280, 2008.
     
  24. The Performances of the Chi-square Test and Complexity Measures for Signal Recognition in Biological Sequences
    L. Pirhaji, M. Kargar, A. Sheari, H. Poormohammadi, M. Sadeghi, H. Pezeshk and C. Eslahchi
    Journal of Theoretical Biology, 251:380-387, 2008.
     
  25. Evolution of 'ligand diffusion chreodes' on protein surface models: a genetic algorithm study
    S-A. Marashi, M. Kargar, A. Katanforoush, H. Abolhassani and M. Sadeghi
    Chemistry and Biodiversity, 4(12):2766-2771, 2007.
     
  26. Haplotyping Problem, A Clustering Approach
    C. Eslahchi, M. Sadeghi, H. Pezeshk, M. Kargar and H. Poormohammadi.
    Proceeding of International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), AIP Conf. Proc. 936, 185-201, 2007.
     
  27. Trusted Secure Routing for Ad Hoc Networks
    N. Haghpanah, M. Akhoondi, M. Kargar and A. Movaghar
    Proceeding of 6th ACM International Workshop on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWac), 176-179, 2007.
     
  28. Approximation Algorithms for Software Component Selection Problem
    N. Haghpanah, S. Moaven, J. Habibi, M. Kargar and S. Hassas Yeganeh
    Proceeding of 14th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), 159-166, 2007.