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Christan Grant of the School of Computer Science

Christan Grant

Assistant Professor

E-mailcgrant@ou.edu
Web:  www.cs.ou.edu/~cgrant/
Phone:  (405) 325-5408 | Office:  DEH 234

 

 

EDUCATION

PhD, Computer Science, University of Florida, Gainesville

MS, Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville

BS, Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Databases, Data Mining, Text Analytics, Streaming algorithms, Multi-dimensional data visualization and interaction

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Christan Grant is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. He received his BS and MS degree in Computer Engineering with a Software emphasis and he also received a PhD in Computer Science in 2015. He received each degree from the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department in the University of Florida College of Engineering. He investigates novel methods for answering difficult questions including everything from traditional relational databases to intelligent question answering systems. In particular, he is interested in solutions involving streaming data and real-time human interaction. At UF he was a member of the Database Research Center and Data Science Research Lab. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award in the area of "Database Information Retrieval and Web Search". He was also awarded the Florida Georgia LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship and a diversity award from the College of Engineering. Dr. Grant has served as an external editor reviewer for ACM SIGMOD, ACM VLDB, ACM CIKM, and IEEE ICDE conferences. He has also served on the program committee of the Broadening Participation in Data Mining workshop. He holds several publications and patents from internships at IBM Almaden Research Center.

SELECTED AWARDS

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship

University of Florida College of Engineering Diversity Award

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jared Bond, Christan Grant, Josh Imbriani, Erik Holbrook. A Framework for Interactive t-SNE Clustering. DAVA: 2nd International Workshop on DAta mining meets Visual Analytics. Indianapolis, IN, USA. 2016

Erik Holbrook, Christan Grant, Gupreet Kaur, Jared Bond, Josh Imbriani, Elaine Nsoesie. Tweet Geolocation Error Estimation. Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science. Montreal, Canada. 2016.

Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang, Michael Wick. Query-driven Sampling for Collective Entity Resolution. IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 2016. 

Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang. A Challenge for Long-term Knowledge Base Maintenance. Journal of Data and Information Quality. 2015.

Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang. Optimizing Sampling-based Entity Resolution over Streaming Documents. The SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Workshop: Big Data and Stream Analytics. Vancouver, British Columbia, Candada. 2015.

Christan Grant, Clint Pazhayidam George, Virupaksha Kanjilal, Supriya Nirkhiwale, Daisy Zhe Wang, Joseph N Wilson. A Topic-Based Search, Visualization and Exploration System. The 28th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) Conference. Hollywood, Florida. 2015.

Daisy Zhe Wang, Yang Chen, Christan Earl Grant, Kun Li. fficient In-Database Analytics with Graphical Models. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Vol. 37 No. 3, pg 41-51. 2014.

Morteza Shahriari Nia, Christan Grant, Yang Peng, Daisy Zhe Wang and Milenko Petrovic. Streaming Fact Extraction for Wikipedia Entities at Web-Scale. The 27th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) Conference. Pensacola Beach, Florida. 2014.

Morteza Shahriari Nia, Christan Grant, Yang Peng, Daisy Zhe Wang, Milenko Petrovic. University of Florida Knowledge Base Acceleration Notebook In the Proceedings of the Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2013). Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 2013.

Kun Li, Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang, George Chitouras. GPText: Greenplum Parallel Statistical Text Analysis Framework. DanaC: Workshop on Data analytics in the Cloud at SIGMOD. New York, NY. 2013.

Christan Grant, Joir-dan Gumbs, Kun Li, Daisy Zhe Wang, George Chitouras. MADden: Query-Driven Statistical Text Analytics. In the Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM 2012). Maui, USA, 2012.

Daisy Zhe Wang, Yang Chen, Sean Goldberg, Christan Grant and Kun Li. Automatic Knowledge Base Construction using Probabilistic Extraction, Deductive Reasoning, and Human Feedback. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX 2012). Montreal, Canada. Jun, 2012.

Christan Grant, Clint P. George, Chris Jenneisch, Joseph N. Wilson. Online Topic Modeling for Real-Time Twitter Search. In the Proceedings of the Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2011). Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 2011.

 

PATENTS

Varun Bhagwan, Tyrone Grandison, Christan Grant, Bryan Hickerson, Kun Liu, Tarun Thakur. International Business Machines. Health-e-Assistant: A System for Personalized Chronic Disease Management. US 2011/0191114 A1