COVID-19 Updates

Visit UC San Diego's Coronavirus portal for the latest information for the campus community.

Neda Alipanah, PhD

Neda Alipanah

University of California, San Diego

Division of Biomedical Informatics
9500 Gilman Dr., Bldg 2 #0203E
La Jolla, California 92093-0505

Phone: +1-858-2461129
Email: nalipanah@ucsd.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science - The University of Texas – Dallas
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science - The University of Texas – Dallas
  • M.Sc. in Information Technology - The University of Liverpool ( U.K.)
  • B.S. in  Software Engineering - Iran National University (Shahid Beheshti)

Research Interest

  • Knowledge Presentation , Integration and Discovery
  • Semantic Web and Reasoning
  • Bioinformatics and Biomedical Ontologies
  • Efficient Algorithms for Ontology Computation
  • Ontology Ranking, Ontology Alignment 
  • Cloud Computing & Hadoop
  • Policy Models Mapping to  Semantic Web

Projects 

  • PFINDR: Phenotype Finder IN Data Resources - OER Home - NIH
  • Reasoning on Attribute Based Access Control  Using  OWL+ XACML 
  • Query Expansion for Large Scale Ontologies using Cloud and  Map-Reduce Framework
  • Ontology-driven Query Expansion in Federated Architecture
  • Ontology Alignment using Ontology Graphs
  • Content-based Ontology Matching
  • Ranking Ontologies using Verified Entities for Federated Queries

Academic Activities /Membership

  • Reviewer in Journal of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
  • Reviewer in Journal of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
  • Reviewer in Semantic Web Journal. 
  • Reviewer in ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS.
  • Reviewer in Journal of Universal Computer Science.
  • Reviewer in the 14th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD).
  • IEEE Associate Member.
  • University of Texas at Dallas Alumni.
  • University of Liverpool Alumni.

Selected Publications

  • N. Alipanah, K. Lin, V. Venkatesh, L. Ohno-Machado, H.Kim, Phenotype Information Retrieval for Existing GWAS Studies, AMIA Joint Summit 2013, San Francisco, CA.
  • M. Grando, A. Boxwala, R. Schwas, N. Alipanah, Ontological Approach for the Management of Informed Consent Permissions for Research Studies, The Second IEEE Conference on Health Care Informatics, Imaging and System Biology (HISB 2012), La Jolla, CA.
  • N. Alipanah, H. Kim, L. Ohno-Machado, Building an Ontology of Phenotypes for Existing GWAS Studies, The Second IEEE Conference on Health Care Informatics, Imaging and System Biology (HISB 2012), La Jolla, CA. (Best Poster)
  • N.  Alipanah, L. Khan, B. Thurasingham, Optimized ontology-driven query expansion using map-reduce framework to facilitate federated queries,  International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering , June 2012.
  • N.  Alipanah,  L. Khan,  B. Thurasingham, Federated Query Processing Using Ontology Structure and Ranking, To appear in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) Journal, June 2012.
  • N.  Alipanah, P. Parveen, L. Khan, B. Thurasingham, Ontology-driven Query Expansion using Map/Reduce Framework to Facilitate Federated Queries,  2011 IEEE International Conference on Web Services  (ICWS), Washington DC, USA.
  • N.  Alipanah, P. Parveen, S. Menezes, L. Khan, S.B. Seida, B. Thurasingham, Ontology-driven Query Expansion Methods to Facilitate Federated Queries, IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing Application (SOCA) 2010, Perth, Australia 2010.
  • N. Alipanah, P. Srivastava, P. Parveen, B. Thurasingham, Ranking Ontologies Using Verified Entities to Facilitate Federated Queries, IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence International Conference, September 2010, Toronto Canada 2010.
  • J. Partyka, N. Alipanah, L. Khan, B. Thurasingham, S. Shekhar, Content-based ontology matching for GIS datasets.ACM GIS Conference on advances in Geographic Information systems, November 2008, Irvine,  CA.
  • J. Partyka, N. Alipanah, L. Khan, B. Thurasingham, S. Shekhar, Ontology Alignment Using Multiple Contexts, International Semantic Web Conference, September 2008, Germany.