Parisa Rashidi

My research interests include applying data mining and machine learning techniques to various health informatics and assisted living problems.

Besides information about my research, you can find some useful links such as publicly available machine learning and data mining e-books here, as well  as various data mining datasets here.

Prospective Students:

I have Research Assistantships (RA) available. I am looking for students who (1) have a solid background in math and statistics, (2) preferably have taken a course or two in machine learning, data mining, or artificial intelligence, (3) know how to code effectively using at least one of the following programming languages: Java, C/C++, Python, C#. If you believe you have these qualifications, contact me.

Contact me at:
parisa.rashidi (at sign) ufl (another dot) edu
 Parisa Rashidi
Parisa Rashidi

Latest News

Editor of Special Issue on "Data Mining in Pervasive Environments":

Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (PMC)

We solicit high quality and original unpublished papers from researchers working on data mining in pervasive environments to highlight current challenges, and to showcase the latest results. The results will demonstrate how current data mining, mobile sensing and knowledge discovery methods can be extended to mining solutions for dealing with challenging real world problems. The unique nature of sensor data in pervasive environments demands for novel data mining, mobile sensing and knowledge discovery methods that can handle large, multi-modal, heterogeneous and distributed streams of data. We hope that the results of this special issue not only can be beneficial for the pervasive computing community, but the resulting algorithms and solutions will also be adapted by researchers in various other application fields.

URL: Special Issue on Data Mining in Pervasive Environments

Organizing AAAI Fall Symposium on "Gerontechnology & AI":

I am co-chairing the AAAI Fall symposium on "Gerontechnology & AI". Fall Symposium Series will be held Friday through Sunday, November 2–4 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia adjacent to Washington, DC. The symposium will bring together researchers working on various artificial intelligence aspects of gerontechnology in order to highlight the current challenges, as well as to identify the future grand challenges.


Organizing SAGAware Workshop at UbiComp 2012:

I am chairing the workshop on "Situation, Activity, and Goal Awareness" at Ubiquitous Computing conference (Ubicomp 2012). The workshop will be held September 8 at the Marriot in Pittsburg, PA. It bring together researchers and practitioners from relevant fields to present and disseminate the latest accomplished and/or ongoing research on Situation, Activity and Goal Awareness (SAGAware) and their novel application in ubiquitous computing.


Tutorial Speaker at IHI 2012:

I am giving a tutorial on  "Assisted Living Technologies for Older Adults" at 2012 International  Health Informatics Symposium at Miami, FL. Visit this link: Tutorials at IHI 2012.

"Assisted Living Technologies for Older Adults" Tutorial

This tutorial will explore intelligent technologies and methods that can help health care professionals to provide better quality care for the older adults, monitor their health conditions in place, as well as technologies that allow the older adults to live more independently. It will highlight current challenges and important future directions in the field. It will also cover a number of successful case studies such as smart homes and intelligent reminder systems.