Dr. Taufik Fuadi Abidin, S.Si., M.Tech
Data Mining and Information Retrieval (DMIR) Research Group
Department of Informatics
College of Science, Syiah Kuala University
Banda Aceh, 23111
I completed my Ph.D in Computer Science from North Dakota State University, USA, in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. William Perrizo and finished Master degree in Computer Science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, in 2000. I had been a Senior Software Engineer at Ask.com, one of the U.S. core search engine companies, developing algorithms and implementing efficient production-level programs to improve web search results. I was involved in developing utilities for usage mining and query understanding using Natural Language Processing (NLP). In 2008, I established Data Mining and Information Retrieval Research Group to host students in doing research emphasis on database, data mining, and information retrieval. My research interests are in web/text mining's, information retrieval, entity extraction and ICT4D. Currently, we are developing algorithms to automatically extract tropical diseases information reported on Indonesian online news articles and developing a repository of tropical diseases incidents.