Dr. Khan is currently a full Professor (tenured) in the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas where he has been teaching and conducting research since September 2000. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in August of 2000, and December of 1996 respectively. He has received prestigious awards including the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for Intelligence and Security Informatics. He has given several keynote addresses including at the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence ICTAI 2010 in Arras, France; Third IEEE ICDM International Workshop on Semantic Aspects in Data Mining SADM 2010 , Sydney, Australia; IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing 2010, Newport Beach, California; and Pacific Asia Knowledge Discovery in Databases 2012 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Professor Latifur Khan is currently supported by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), DOE (via Sandia Lab), Raytheon, NGA, IARPA, Nokia Research Center, Alcatel, Tektronix, and the SUN academic equipment grant program. Dr. Khan's research areas cover data mining, multimedia information management, semantic web and database systems with the primary focus on first three research disciplines. He has served as a committee member in numerous prestigious conferences, symposiums and workshops including the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), and SIAM International Conference on Data Mining(SDM).
Dr. Khan has published over 170 papers in 40 journals, in peer reviewed conference proceedings, and in three books. For example, he has published papers in premier journals such as VLDB, Journal of Web Semantics, Elsevier, IEEE TDKE, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TSMC Bioinformatics Journal, AI Research, and several other leading journals; in prestigious conferences such as IEEE ICDM, ACM Multimedia, AAAI, IJCAI, ACM WWW, ACM GIS, ICWC, IEEE ICSC, IEEE Cloud, INFOCOM and leading conferences ECML/PKDD, PAKDD, ICTAI, ACM SACMAT. In addition, Dr. Khan has published two books based on his students' theses. He has two patents pending.
As of today, twelve Ph.D. students have graduated under Dr. Khan's supervision and one of them ( Dr. Feng Luo ) is currently working as an associate professor in the Computer Science department at Clemson University, USA. Other PhD graduates work in various academic institutions and corporations such as Raytheon (Research), Microsoft and Amazon. He also collaborates actively with researchers from MIT, UIUC, UMBC, UMN, Purdue and IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
Dr. Khan is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has chaired several conferences and serves (or has served) as associate editor on multiple editorial boards including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) journal. He has conducted tutorial sessions in prominent conferences such as ACM WWW 2005, MIS2005, DASFAA 2007, and WI 2008 ( "Matching Words and Pictures - Problems, Applications, and Progress" ) and PAKDD 2011 ( "Data Stream Mining Challenges and Techniques",).
Prior to coming to the USA in 1995 for his graduate education, Dr. Khan obtained his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in November of 1993 with First class Honors (2nd position). He was a recipient of Chancellor Awards from the President of Bangladesh. Dr. Khan is the co-founder of Knowledge and Security Analytics, a spin-off company from the University of Texas at Dallas developing products in data mining for social networks and data mining for malware detection.