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Lawrence Hall

L. Hall

Distinguished University Professor

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(813) 974-4195
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Biography:
Lawrence Hall is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Florida State University in 1986 and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1980. He has authored over 190 publications in journals, conferences, and books. Recent publications appear in Pattern Recognition, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and the International Conference on Pattern Recognition.

He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, NASA, DOE, National Science Foundation and others. He is a fellow of the IEEE. He is a fellow of the AAAS and IAPR. He received the Norbert Wiener award in 2012 from the IEEE SMC Society. His research interests lie in distributed machine learning, extreme data mining, bioinformatics, pattern recognition and integrating AI into image processing. The exploitation of imprecision with the use of fuzzy logic in pattern recognition, AI and learning is a research theme.

He received the IEEE SMC Society Outstanding contribution award in 2008. He received an Outstanding Research achievement award from the Univ. of South Florida in 2004. A past president of NAFIPS. The former vice president for membership of the SMC society. He was the President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics society for 2006-7. He was the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, 2002-05. He served as the first Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is currently on the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board and chairs its Strategic Planning Committee and the IEEE PCC for 2014-15. He is a member of IEEE PRAC. Also, Editorial board of IEEE Access, associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, International Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis, the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence and International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.

Research Interests:
His research interests lie in distributed machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition and integrating AI into image processing. The exploitation of imprecision with the use of fuzzy logic in pattern recognition, AI and learning is a research theme.

Teaching Interests:
Data Mining, Machine Learning, Operating Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Analysis of Algorithms, Programming

Education:
PhD in Computer Science, Florida State University (1986)
MS in Mathematics - Computer Science Option, Florida State University (1982)
BS in Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology (1980)

Honors and Awards:
• IEEE Fellow 2003
• International Association of Pattern Recognition Fellow 2010
• AAAS Fellow 2013
• 2012 IEEE SMC Society Norbert Wiener Award
• Visiting Distinguished Professor - 2015 - University of Technology, Sydney
• Honorable Mention Best paper IEEE ICDM Workshop on Data Mining Case Studies 2011
• Research Faculty Mentor of the year USF McNair Program 2006
• Outstanding Research Contribution USF 2004
• IEEE SMC Society award for Outstanding Contributions 1997, 2000, 2008
• NAFIPS Outstanding Contribution K.S. Fu Award 1998,
• Outstanding Young Researcher in the College of Engineering 1991

Key Activities:
• On the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board and chairs its Strategic Planning Committee 2015-16 and the IEEE PCC for 2014-15.
• Member of IEEE PRAC.
• Editorial board of IEEE Access, associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, International Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis, the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence and International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.