Dr. Suely Oliveira, Professor

Department of Computer Science, 14 MLH.
The University of Iowa.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1419, USA

Email: suely-oliveira@uiowa.edu
Office: 101 MLH
Phone:  319-335-0731
Fax:      319-335-3624  



Office Hours (FALL 2019):
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
others by appointment 


RESEARCH:

Parallel Algorithms, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing

My research involves applied mathematics in Engineering, Genetics and Education, and the development of new algorithms and software for new methods in these areas. A few years after my PhD in numerical analysis, I started working in bioinformatics applications, such as multilevel clustering algorithms for protein-protein networks, and new optimization methods for matrix based clustering. From clustering I became interested in other Machine Learning topics such as classification and neural networks. Now I focus on problems with large amounts of data (Big Data) where new optimization or parallel algorithms is essential.

I have taught classes in the area of Parallel Computing and Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Structures for CS students. A byproduct of my research and teaching in CS are the following books:

Book: Building Proofs: A Practical Guide, World Scientific, Summer 2015

Book: Writing Scientific Software, Cambridge University Press, Fall 2006


Journal and Conference Papers 


Current and Past PhD Students



SPRING 2020: CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures
MWF 2:30-3:20pm, SHAM LIB.


SOME RECENT COURSES:


CS:4740 Large Data Analysis  (Spring 2019,2018,2017,2016)
(Also Math:4740, STAT:4740 and IGPI:4740)


CS:3330 Algorithms (Fall 2018)


CS:4700/MATH:4860 High Performance and Parallel Computing (Fall 2017, 2015)



SOME RECENT GRANTS:

Double strand break repair maelstrom: causes, mechanisms and genome destabilizing consequences R35 GM127006-01.
NIGMS. Investigator/s Anna Malkova (Principal Investigator), Suely P Oliveira (Collaborator).
(2018-2023)

Large Data Analysis & Visualization at the University of Iowa
NSF EXTREMS-QED DMS-1407216
PI: Suely Oliveira, co-PIs: Mary Kathryn Cowles, Isabel Darcy, Bruce Ayati, and David Stewart.
(2014-2019)

Developing efficient algorithms to process massive spatial data
Private Industry grant from John Deere PIs: Suely Oliveira and Rahil Sharma
(2015-2016)

SOME RECENT TALKS:

FSDM 2019 - October 19, 2019, Kitakyushu, Japan
IJCNN 2019 - July 2019, Budapest, Hungary
UIOWA 2018- October, 2019, Iowa City, IA
SIAM 2018  - July 2018, Portland, Oregon
MCA 2017 - July 2017, Montreal, Canada


OTHER RECENT ACTIVITIES:

Reading with Graduate Students on Distributed Systems and Machine Learning

TPC for the 20th IEE International Paralllel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing
(PDSEC19), jointly with 33rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
May 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TPC for the International International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining
FSDM, October 2019, Kitakyushu City, Japan

TPC for the International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining
FSDM, November 2018,
Bangkok, Thailand.

Sci Advisory Board (2018-present)
 

Big Data and Cognitive Computing Special Issue Guest Editor, 2018

Large Data Analysis Undergraduate Certi cate, Academic Coordinator
News Articles: Daily Iowan, Office of Research


Big Data Summer School 2015-2018


Big Data and Cognitive Computing, Editor and Advisory Board


Faculty of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics

Faculty of the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences Program