Recent Collaborators

ASU/CSE Awards

Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2014
Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012

Best Teacher Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2013
Best Teacher Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2013

Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012
Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012

Distinguished Service'09
Distinguished Service in Computer Science and Engineering Award, 2009

Researcher of the Year'08
Researcher of the Year Award,2008

Service Faculty'07
Service Faculty of the Year Award, 2007


Our CS program ranks 22nd in the US and 32nd in the world!

Check out the 2015 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science:


Parth and Aneesha's paper on "Compressed Spatial Hierarchical Bitmap (cSHB) Indexes"is accepted to VLDB :)

Authors: Parth Nagarkar, K. selcuk Candan, Aneesha Bhat

Title: Compressed Spatial Hierarchical Bitmap (cSHB) Indexes for Efficiently Processing Spatial Range Query Workloads

Abstract: In most spatial data management applications, objects are
represented in terms of their coordinates in a 2-dimensional
space and search queries in this space are processed using
spatial index structures. On the other hand, bitmap-based
indexing, especially thanks to the compression opportunities
bitmaps provide, has been shown to be highly effective

We received a new grant from NSF to plan an I/UCRC for Assured and SCAlable Data Engineering (CASCADE)

The vision of the proposed NSF I/UCRC Center for Assured and SCAlable Data Engineering (CASCADE) is to enable a fundamental shift from current ad hoc approaches to the engineering of data systems, towards a principled framework for the engineering of data systems that support reliable and timely data-driven decision making. The center will support the innovation of data architectures and tools that can match the scale of the data, and that support timely and assured decision making.

Paolo Casagranda (RAI and U. Torino) has two new papers on smart media

"AUDIO ASSISTED GROUP DETECTION USING SMARTPHONES" (by Paolo Casagranda, Maria Luisa Sapino, K. Selcuk Candan) will be presented at the Workshop on Multimedia Computing (MMC15) in conjunction with IEEE ICME'15

"Leveraging Audio Fingerprinting for Audio Content Synchronization and Replacement" (also by Paolo Casagranda, Maria Luisa Sapino, K. Selcuk Candan) will be presented at MediaSync15 in conjunction with ACM TVX 2015

I will serve as a Scolarship Chair for SoCC'15

If you are a student and thinking about attending the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
this summer, check out



Our lab co-director, Maria Luisa, received a new grant on Smart Cities :)

Congrats :)

Project Acronym: MIMOSA
Project title: Ontolgy-driven query system for the heterogeneous data of a SmArtcity
Funding Agency: San Paolo


Yayyy!!! I received Fulton Schools of Engineering's "Best Teacher Award" for 2015

…this is the second time :) :) the first one was in 2013..


Jung's paper on locality-sensitive, re-use promoting PPR is accepted to the Knowledge and Information Systems Journal

Title: "Locality-Sensitive and Re-use Promoting Personalized PageRank Computations"

Authors: Jung Hyun Kim; K. Selçuk Candan; Maria Luisa Sapino

Abstract: Node distance/proximity measures are used for quantifying how nearby or otherwise
related two or more nodes on a graph are. In particular, PageRank (PPR) based measures of node
proximity have been shown to be highly effective in many prediction and recommendation applications.
Despite its effectiveness in prediction and recommendation applications, however, the

Dawei's paper on multi-view rare category detection is accepted to the machine learning track of IJCAI'15

"MUVIR: Multi-View Rare Category Detection"

Zhou Dawei (Arizona State University, USA); Jingrui He (Arizona State University, USA); K. Selçuk Candan (ASU); Hasan Davulcu (ASU);

Short bio

K. Selcuk Candan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Science Engineering at the Arizona State University and is leading the EmitLab research group. He joined the department in August 1997, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Prof. Candan's primary research interest is in the area of management of non-traditional, heterogeneous, and imprecise (such as multimedia, web, and scientific) data.  His various research projects in this domain are funded by diverse sources, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Mellon Foundation, and DES/RSA (Rehabilitation Services Administration). He has published over 140 articles and many book chapters. He has also authored 9 patents. Recently, he co-authored a book titled "Data Management for Multimedia Retrieval" for the Cambridge University Press and co-edited "New Frontiers in Information and Software as Services: Service and Application Design Challenges in the Cloud" for Springer.

Prof. Candan served an editorial board member of one of the most respected database journals, the Very Large Databases (VLDB) journal. He is currently an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the Journal of Multimedia. He has served in the organization and program committees of various conferences. In 2006, he served as an organization committee member for SIGMOD'06, the flagship database conference of the ACM and one of the best conferences in the area of management of data. In 2008, he served as a PC Chair for another leading, flagship conference of the ACM, this time focusing on multimedia research (MM'08). More recently, he served as a program committee group leader for ACM SIGMOD’10. He also served in the review board of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). In 2011, he served in the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMM.

In 2010, he was a program co-chair for ACM CIVR'10 conference and a program group leader for ACM SIGMOD'10. In 2011, he is serving as a general co-chair for the ACM MM'11 conference. In 2012, he served as a general co-chair for ACM SIGMOD'12. In 2015, he will serve as a general co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E'15).

He is a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMOD and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

For his curriculum vitae, please click here.