Anand Panangadan

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Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

Email: apanangadan AT fullerton DOT edu
Phone: 657-278-3998
Fax: 657-278-7168
Office: CS-538
Office hours (Spring 2017): Tue, Wed, Thu 4-5pm



Research interests

My research interests are in applications of machine learning, text mining, social network analysis, and sensor networks.


Current conference organization

5th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing for Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics at IEEE IPDPS 2016

Previous work

I was a Senior Research Associate at USC's Ming-Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering where I jointly supervised the Big Data Analytics group with Viktor Prasanna. The group's work addresses the challenge of rapidly analyzing large heterogeneous data sources together. The group's work is largely supported by the USC-Chevron Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies.

I was a Research Specialist at the Saban Research Institute of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles from 2004 to 2012 and a post-doctoral affiliate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During this time, I worked on resource optimization in embedded sensor networks (including body sensor networks).

I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Robotics Research Lab of Prof. Maja Mataric and Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme. While there, I worked on modeling human activity recorded using laser range-finders.

I worked with Prof. Adnan Darwiche at the UCLA Computer Science Department on embedding reasoning algorithms based on efficient representations of propositional logic into a Sony Aibo robot.

My Ph.D. dissertation work under Prof. Michael G. Dyer. demonstrated how agents built with a connectionist architecture could construct arbitrary physical structures in a simulated environment.


List of my publications

My CV [PDF]


Last modified on November 3, 2015