Faculty Profile for Dr. Byron Gao

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Dr. Byron Gao
Associate Professor — Computer Science
CMAL 311D
phone: (512) 245-0348

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Byron Gao is an associate professor of computer science at Texas State University. He joined Texas State in 2008, was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 2007-2008, and received Ph.D. in 2007 and B.Sc. in 2003 from Simon Fraser University. His research spans several related fields of data mining, databases, information retrieval and bioinformatics.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hui, A., & Gao, J. (2021). When is Nearest Neighbor Meaningful: Sequential Data. In ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).
  • Gao, B. J. (2020). Pattern Exploration as Keyword Search. In IEEE International Conference on Big Data.
  • Gao, B. J., & Katrompas, A. (2020). A Preliminary Experimental Analysis on RateMyProfessors. In IEEE International Conference on Big Data.
  • Gao, B. J., & Medjo, F. (2019). Statistical Correction of Average Customer Ratings for Product Ranking. In IEEE International Conference on Big Data.
  • Gao, B. J., & Kumar, G. K. J. (2019). CoRank: Simultaneously Ranking Publication Venues and Researchers. In IEEE International Conference on Big Data.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by one graduate as a person at Texas State University who made a contribution to their academic career. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Keynote Speech Invitation from ICDS 2019 conference, The Sixth International Conference on Data Science. May 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by 2 graduates as a person at Texas State University who made a contribution to their academic career. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by one graduate as a person at Texas State University who made a contribution to their academic career. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), , Bing Zhou (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Ekin, Tahir (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Konur, Dincer (Supporting), Alanis, Emmanuel (Supporting), Zihagh, Fereshteh (Supporting), Dong, Zhijie (Co-Principal), Shen, Xiaoxi (Supporting), De Nadai, Alessandro Stevens (Supporting), Zhu, Ye (Co-Principal), Hewitt, Barbara A (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Supporting), White, Alexander (Supporting), Dolezel, Diane M (Supporting), Ioudina, Vera (Supporting), Islam, Tanzima Z (Supporting), Lee, Chul Ho (Supporting), Metsis, Vangelis (Supporting), Moradi, Masoud (Supporting), Gao, Ju (Supporting), Li-Jen, Lester (Supporting), Jones, Dustin (Supporting), Pham, Vung (Supporting), Holt, Melinda (Supporting), Kyung An, Min (Supporting), Islam, ABM (Supporting), Cho, Hyuk (Supporting), Liu, Quigzhoung (Supporting), Liang, Fan (Supporting), Topinka, Joseph Baar (Supporting). The Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value for the Texas Innovation Corridor (TIC) Consortium Grant, THECB, State, $1450000. (Submitted: November 2021, Funded: February 2022 - October 2022). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal). REU SITE: Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Internet of Things, NSF-CISE, Federal, $323481. (Funded: March 1, 2014 - February 18, 2019). Grant.
  • Lu, Yijuan (Principal), Ngu, Anne H. (Co-Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal), Chen, Xiao (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal). II-NEW: Shared High Performance Data Center, NSF CISE CRI Program, Federal, $375756. (Funded: 2013 - 2019). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal). REU Site: Research Experiences in New Paradigms of Information Retrieval from Diverse Data, NSF-OCI, Federal, $359827. (Funded: March 1, 2011 - February 28, 2014). Grant.
  • Metsis, Vangelis (Principal), Ngu, Hee Hiong (Co-Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal), Shi, Hongchi (Co-Principal), Guirguis, Mina S (Co-Principal), Gu, Qijun (Co-Principal). Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN), U.S. Department of Education, Federal, $728150. (Submitted: February 2021, Funded: October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2024). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Ph.D Committee
January 2017-Present
Member
Search Committee
September 2013-Present
Member
Scholarship Committee
2012-Present
Member
Graduate Committee
2009-Present
Member
Graduate Comprehensive Exams
2008-Present