Vijay V Raghavan

Dr. Vijay Raghavan is the Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor in Computer Science at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies. His research interests are in information retrieval and extraction, data and web mining, multimedia retrieval, data integration, and literature-based discovery. He has published around 300 peer-reviewed research papers ( These and other research contributions cumulatively accord him an h-index of 40, based on Google Scholar citations to his publications. He has served as major adviser for 32 doctoral students and has garnered over $15 million in external funding. Dr. Raghavan brings substantial technical expertise, interdisciplinary collaboration experience, and management skills to his projects.

His service work at the university includes coordinating the Louis Stokes-Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP) program since 2001. Raghavan has served as PC Chair, PC Co-chair or PC member in countless ACM and IEEE conferences. He received the ICDM 2005 Outstanding Service Award. Raghavan was an ACM National Lecturer from 1993 to 2006. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate, from 2008-2010. He serves on the Executive Committee of the IEEE -TCII and on the Steering committees of WIC Consortium and Int'l Rough Sets society. He received WIC 2013 Outstanding Service Award. He is one of the Editors-in-Chief of Web Intelligence journal and an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.

He is the founding director of the Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI), an NSF-funded Industry University Cooperative Research Center, which started its phase II (second 5 years) operations in March 2017, and is a co-director of the Laboratory for Internet Computing.