Arash Termehchy

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Biography: 

Arash Termehchy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science form the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interest is in data and information management in a broad sense, including large scale data management, data mining, and information retrieval.

He received the ICDE Best Student Paper Award in 2011, the ICDE Best Papers Selection in 2011, the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award in 2011, and the Feng Chen Memorial Award in 2012.

Research Interests: 

I am interested in data and information management in a broad sense, including large scale data management, human centric data management, social data management, data mining, information retrieval, and semantic Web. In my research, I have created, deployed, and evaluated large scale systems with principled foundations that help users of data-intensive applications search and explore data and information easily, effectively, efficiently, and reliably.

2012
Cheng, S., A. Termehchy, and V. Hristidis, "Predicting the effectiveness of keyword queries on databases", 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012), Maui, Hawaii, ACM Press, pp. 1213-1222 , 11/2012. Abstract
Termehchy, A., M. Winslett, Y. Chodpathumwan, and A. Gibbons, "Design Independent Query Interfaces", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 24, issue 10, pp. 1819 - 1832, 10/2012. Abstract
2011
Termehchy, A., M. Winslett, and Y. Chodpathumwan, "How schema independent are schema free query interfaces?", 2011 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2011), Hannover, Germany, IEEE, pp. 649 - 660, 04/2011. Abstract

Best Student Paper Award

Termehchy, A., and M. Winslett, "Using structural information in XML keyword search effectively", ACM Transactions on Database Systems, vol. 36, issue 1, 03/2011. Abstract
2010
Termehchy, A., and M. Winslett, "EXTRUCT: using deep structural information in XML keyword search", Proc. VLDB Endow., vol. 3, issue 2, no. 1-2: VLDB Endowment, pp. 1593–1596, 09/2010. Abstract
Termehchy, A., and M. Winslett, "Keyword search for data-centric XML collections with long text fields", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT’10), Lausanne, Switzerland, ACM Press, pp. 537-548, 03/2010. Abstract
2009
Termehchy, A., and M. Winslett, "Effective, design-independent XML keyword search", Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’09), Hong Kong, China, ACM Press, pp. 107-116, 11/2009. Abstract
2007
Sinha, R. R., A. Termehchy, M. Winslett, S. Mitra, and J. Norris, "Maitri: A Format-Independent Framework for Managing Large Scale Scientific Data", Proceedings of the Third Biennial on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR’07), Pacific Grove, CA, pp. 219-224, 01/2007. Abstract