Louiqa Raschidimage circa 1987 or circa 1998.
Current Position: I am a professor in the Smith School of Business. I also hold appointments in UMIACS, the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. I am a member of the CLIP Lab and the Database Group at Maryland.
Research Interests: I have a diversity of research interests focused around issues of information management, integration, and performance. I investigate applications in the life sciences, health information systems, social media, financial cyberinfrastructure, humanitarian IT applications and Grid computing. My research utilizes a variety of methodologies and reference sub-areas such as optimization, modeling and prediction, large scale simulation using trace data, graph analysis, semantics and logic based reasoning.
2008 ACM Distinguished Scientist
Financial Cyberinfrastructure sponsored by the NSF and CRA CCC.
KR - Financial Risk NSF Sponsored Workshop on Knowledge Representation and Information Management for (Financial) Systemic Risk Monitoring and Regulation
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
DILS 2008 Best paper award .
Exploiting Ontology Structure and Patterns of Annotation to Mine Significant Associations between Pairs of Controlled Vocabulary Terms, Woei-Jyh Lee, Louiqa Raschid, Hassan Sayyadi and Padmini Srinivasan.
We have submitted the BIPASS: BIP Alternative Splice Server to the 2007 Web server compilation by Nucleic Acids Research.
NEW New Course BMGT 499B Next Generation Financial Cyberinfrastructure.
New course BMGT 828 R Computational Challenges of Web 2.0 and Beyond for BMGT Ph.D. Students.
(less) New course CMSC 828 U Fall 2006 on Exploiting Biological Resources: Design, Analysis and Integration
Sahana: An article on the Sahana FOSS project for disaster management which received the Free Software Foundation's 2006 Award for Projects of Social Benefit. The 2005 award was won by the Wikipedia FOSS project.
In the news: An article in Smith Business on life science data management.
Wide area data delivery: Understanding the behavior of applications in a wide-area environment. Develop methodology to facilitate resource monitoring and effective data delivery. Exploit models of updates at servers, user profiles, and wide area latency distributions to develop push-pull and other adaptive data delivery techniques.
Data Management for the Life Sciences:
Develop tools for scientists
to integrate data across highly interconnected life science sources.
Challenges include query planning and optimization,
exploring search spaces in large graphs, ranking query results, workflow,
and link data management.
Health science data management and Patient Health Records.
Humanitarian IT: Humanitarian IT solutions including F/OSS disaster management solutions, disaster data management and data integration in complex information spaces.
Grid data management: Resource monitoring; scalable optimization; auction based mechanisms for resource allocation. Publishing and locating sources based on quality and content metadata using the WWW and XML.
Semantic query optimization for object and object-relational databases; Fixpoint and declarative semantics for rule-based programs and updates in database systems.
A (near) complete list of my publications is available on Michael Ley's DBLP site .
My research has been funded by the NSF and DARPA and has been published in high quality journals and conferences including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, AAAI, IEEE ICDE, ACM TODS, IEEE TKDE, IEEE ToC, the Journal of Logic Programming, and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.