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 Expert  719844

Expert in Databases, Data Mining, E-Commerce, Internet Technologies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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Expert has devoted a large portion of his career to investigating the application of database technology to various domains. He has developed new database technologies based on the needs of emerging applications. This has resulted in new outcomes in parallel database, active databases, and database integration.

database design


database development


database programming language

Expert maintains that one of the major findings of business process re-engineering has been that data is central to an organization, while processes keep evolving around it. His work in data integration has developed techniques to provide a standard (SQL-based) view of data, which enables users to access data from various sources in a uniform manner. Structural and semantic mismatches of data are automatically handled, while pre-existing applications continue to run un-interrupted. Also, this approach requires no changes to existing databases or applications.

data management


database file management


database management


database management system


database technology


information storage and retrieval

Expert has experience developing and using multimedia systems and software. His research group has developed a number of techniques for multimedia databases, operating systems, and user interfaces.

multimedia software

With five years of experience in client/server computing, Expert is especially knowledgeable of architecture and algorithm design, functionality partitioning, performance tuning and optimization, and server design and implementation.

client/server architecture

In the past four years, Expert has developed techniques for building high-performance database servers that use commercial parallel processors and RAID disks.

database server

Expert has extensive experience with expert systems. He is an authority on research concerning artificial intelligence and database integration. He has a mastery of LISP, PROLOG, and OPS5, which he uses in the course of working with expert systems.

expert system

Expert has a high degree of expertise with relational databases. He is researching efficient ways of translation and models of integration. He is very familiar with common knowledge models, DAPLEX, and CLOS. Expert is investigating ways that would satisfy the need to integrate large artificial intelligence knowledge bases that are derived from different sources. He has over 20 years of experience in relational database management systems, including research, teaching, training, and consulting.

relational database


relational database management system


SQL database

With his experience in leading the development of Web based software, Expert has significant experience in client-server computing.

client/server computing


client/server database access software

Expert is one of the acknowledged thought leaders in the rapidly expanding area of data mining. At Amazon.com, Yodlee, and the Expert's University he has led a number of groups that have carried out original research, developed products, and operated web-based services based on data mining. He is considered as one of the founders of the rapidly emerging area of Web mining. As a recognition of his stature, SAS - the world's leading data mining company - appointed him as the Conference Chair for their annual data mining conference in 2003.

data mining

Expert has many years of experience with distributed processing, having developed techniques and software for distributed databases and distributed multimedia systems.

distributed processing

His experience at Amazon.com has given Expert an invaluable ringside look at the way various aspects of an electronic business and e-tailing work. (Amazon.com is the world's largest e-tailer.) He has used this experience in teaching classes in the engineering and business schools, as well in his consulting assignments.





Internet commerce

Expert has over 22 years of experience with various aspects of information technology.

information technology

Over five years of research, and two years of actual work experience with Internet companies, has provided Expert with detailed experience.


Amazon.com uses Internet advertising very effectively. As head of Amazon.com's data mining group, Expert has a close association with this area. He is presently providing strategic advice to a startup company in this area.

Internet advertising

Personalization and Internet marketing are areas in which Amazon.com is the undisputed leader. Data mining is the key technology that makes all of this happen. As a thought leader in data mining, and with business experience from Amazon.com, Expert is a clear leader in this area.

Internet marketing

Databases, data mining, and Web technologies form the core of knowledge management. Expert has leadership and experience in all of these.

knowledge management

Expert has lead Air Force- and Honeywell-funded projects in developing the techniques for, as well as major distributed software for multimedia computing systems for command and control applications.

mulitmedia communication planning




multimedia communication system development

Expert has over six years of experience in World Wide Web applications, technologies, and systems, including research, teaching, training, and consulting.

World Wide Web application


World Wide Web software

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Enterprise Data Architect
Customer Business Software
Database Management
Database Architecture, Application Architecture, Oracle,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   Ph.D.   Computer Science   University of California, Berkeley  
1985   M.S.   Computer Science   University of California, Berkeley  
1983   B.S.   Computer Science   Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to


(Undisclosed University)


Computer Science




Expert directs a laboratory which does research in the areas of databases, data mining, and multimedia computing.

2000 to 2001


Yodlee Inc.


Data Analytics




1999 to 2000


Amazon.com Inc.


Data Mining


Chief Architect


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a member of the ACM.

Professional Appointments

He is Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Data & Knowledge Engineering; Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems; Editor of the World Wide Web Journal; and, Conference Chair for SAS's 2003 Conference on Data Mining.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published over 150 papers in journals and conference, and has filed 3 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Software: Practice and Experience. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  
 - IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Government Experience:
Agency   Role   Description
National Science Foundation   Expert Panelist   Expert performs evaluation of research proposals for possible funding.
National Aeronautics & Space Administration   Expert Panelist   He performs evaluation of research proposals for possible funding.

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has expressed his opinion on computer science research as the Federal Government's expert witness in a precedent-setting tax case for the utility industry.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in prolog language for copywright litigation.
  • Expert in adabas/natural and software licensing custom and practice for litigation case.
  • Expert in Internet Penetration Effect- HIP Protector Case.
  • Expert in Database SQL analytics for litigation.
  • Expert in patent law for consulting on patent case; validity for plaintiff.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
India   Expert has worked with the Indian government as well as a number of private companies on various software technologies.
China   He has worked with universities in China on cross-educational programs. He has extensive travel experience in China.
Japan   Expert has extensive interaction with Japanese universities and corporations on database and data mining technologies. He has done extensive travel to Japan.
Taiwan   He has had interaction with Taiwanese universities, and extensive travel to Taiwan.
Korea   Expert has extensive interaction with Korean universities and also with some companies.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Expert is fluent in Hindi. He has written two plays in the language, and also teaches Sunday school in it.
English   His fluency in English compares favorably with native speakers of the language. He has written over 150 research papers in English, and has been teaching in it for over 15 years.

Market Research:
His role at Amazon.com required significant internal marketing efforts to convince various groups of the value of data mining. His role at Yodlee required a significant external marketing effort to Yodlee's client, including many major players in the financial services sector, such as Citibank, Chase, Fidelity, etc. At the Expert's University, Expert heads the industrial liason committee. All of these experiences have afforded him the ability to hone his marketing skills and clearly identify the value proposition of any idea. He is equally at ease talking to technical people and business people in an organization.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has conducted over 100 trainings, tutorials, and seminars in diverse settings including conferences/trade shows, companies, and engineering and business schools.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert's roles at Amazon.com and Yodlee required significant vendor selection responsibilites. This has given him significant experience in the area.


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