Christan Grant Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
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I recently graduated from the Computer Information, Science, and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. I worked in the Data Science Research Lab. I was advised by Dr. Daisy Wang and Dr. Joseph N. Wilson.

I am interested in novel methods for answering difficult questions. This includes everything from traditional relational databases to intelligent question answering systems.

My work is using queries to improve or change traditional computational tasks. This includes new paradigms for text analytics, entity resolution and search.

I was awarded the 2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in the Database Information Retrieval and Web Search area.

Research


Publications


  1. #NEW Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang. A Challenge for Long-term Knowledge Base Maintenance. Journal of Data and Information Quality. 2015. #journal
  2. #NEW Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang. Optimizing Sampling-based Entity Resolution over Streaming Documents. The SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Workshop: Big Data and Stream Analytics. Vancouver, British Columbia, Candada. 2015. #workshop
  3. #NEW Christan Grant, Clint Pazhayidam George, Virupaksha Kanjilal, Supriya Nirkhiwale, Daisy Zhe Wang, Joseph N Wilson. A Topic-Based Search, Visualization and Exploration System. The 28th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) Conference. Hollywood, Florida. 2015. #conference
  4. Daisy Zhe Wang, Yang Chen, Christan Earl Grant, Kun Li. Efficient In-Database Analytics with Graphical Models. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Vol. 37 No. 3, pg 41-51. 2014. #journal
  5. Morteza Shahriari Nia, Christan Grant, Yang Peng, Daisy Zhe Wang and Milenko Petrovic. Streaming Fact Extraction for Wikipedia Entities at Web-Scale. The 27th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) Conference. Pensacola Beach, Florida. 2014. #conference
  6. Morteza Shahriari Nia, Christan Grant, Yang Peng, Daisy Zhe Wang, Milenko Petrovic. University of Florida Knowledge Base Acceleration Notebook In the Proceedings of the Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2013). Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 2013. #conference
  7. Kun Li, Christan Grant, Daisy Zhe Wang, George Chitouras. GPText: Greenplum Parallel Statistical Text Analysis Framework. DanaC: Workshop on Data analytics in the Cloud at SIGMOD. New York, NY. 2013. #workshop
  8. Christan Grant, Joir-dan Gumbs, Kun Li, Daisy Zhe Wang, George Chitouras. MADden: Query-Driven Statistical Text Analytics. In the Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM 2012). Maui, USA, 2012. #conference
  9. Daisy Zhe Wang, Yang Chen, Sean Goldberg, Christan Grant and Kun Li. Automatic Knowledge Base Construction using Probabilistic Extraction, Deductive Reasoning, and Human Feedback. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX 2012). Montreal, Canada. Jun, 2012. #workshop
  10. Christan Grant, Clint P. George, Chris Jenneisch, Joseph N. Wilson. Online Topic Modeling for Real-Time Twitter Search. In the Proceedings of the Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2011). Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 2011. #conference
  11. Christan Grant, Clint P. George, Joir-dan Gumbs, Joseph N. Wilson, and Peter J. Dobbins. Morpheus: a deep web question answering system. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS '10). Paris, France. 2010. #conference
  12. Christan Grant, Tyrone Grandison, Alfredo Alba. "Enabling the Health Internet - Market-Friendly Information Extraction of Online Healthcare Sources". The proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO). Cape Town, South Africa. 2010. #conference
  13. Tyrone Grandison, Christan Grant, Kun Liu, Varun Bhagwan, Tarun Thakur. "Leveraging Online Data To Deliver Better Decision Support For Personalized Chronic Disease Management", American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2009 Spring Congress. Orlando, Florida. May 28-30, 2009. #conference
  14. Pete Dobbins, Tiffany Dohzen, Christan Grant, Joachim Hammer, Malachi Jones1, Dev Oliver, Mujde Pamuk, Jungmin Shin, Mike Stonebraker, "Morpheus 2.0: A Data Transformation Management System," at the VLDB 2007 Third International Workshop on Database Interoperability. #workshop

Contact Me


email: cgrant AT ou DOT edu
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