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

Students and Other Collaborators

Current Students:

  Xilun Chen(PhD); also see Xilun @ MiNC

  Shengyu Huang(PhD); also see Shengyu @ MiNC

  Jung Hyun Kim(PhD); also see Jung @ MiNC

  Mijung Kim(PhD); also see Mijung @ MiNC

  Xinsheng Li(PhD); also see Xinsheng @ MiNC

  Sicong Liu(PhD); also see Sicong @ MiNC

  Mithila Nagendra(PhD); also see Mithila @ MiNC

  Parth Nagarkar(PhD); also see Parth @ MiNC

  Sriram Rathinavelu(MS); also see Sriram @ MiNC

  Yash Garg(MS); also see Yash @ MiNC

  Xiaolan Wang(MS, graduated Summer 2013); also see Xiaolan @ MiNC

Frequent Collaborators:

  Maria Luisa Sapino(U. Torino, Professor)

  Antonio Penta (U. Torino, Post-doc)

  Claudia Schifanella(U. Torino, Post-doc)

  Rosaria Rossini(U. Torino, PhD student)

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.