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Fernando Farfán

I was born in Guatemala, where I received my BS in Computer Science at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in 2001.

I got my Masters degree in Computer and Information Sciences at Florida International University in 2005, granted with a Fulbright Scholarship.

Right now, I am pursuing my PhD degree in Computer Science at FIU, under the advise of Dr. Vagelis Hristidis and Dr. Raju Rangaswami. My area of research is Databases and Storage.

Research Interests

  • Information Discovery on Semistructured Data.
  • XML Databases and Storage.
  • Software Engineering
  • Music and technology
  • Education technology

Publications

Conference Papers

  • Information Discovery on Electronic Medical Records. Vagelis Hristidis, Fernando Farfán, Redmond P. Burke, Anthony F. Rossi and Jeffrey A. White. National Science Foundation Symposium on Next Generation of Data Mining and Cyber-Enabled Discovery for Innovation, NGDM 2007. Baltimore, Maryland. October 2007 (Acceptance Rate: 28%).
  • Beyond Lazy XML Parsing. Fernando Farfán, Vagelis Hristidis and Raju Rangaswami. 18th International Conference on Database and Expert System Applications, DEXA 2007. Regensburg, Germany. September 2007 (Acceptance Rate: 32%).

Book Chapters

  • Challenges for Information Discovery on Electronic Medical Records. Vagelis Hristidis, Fernando Farfán, Redmond P. Burke, Anthony F. Rossi, Jeffrey A. White. Book details: Next Generation of Data Mining. CRC - Taylor & Francis. Editors: Hillol Kargupta, Jiawei Han, Philip Yu, Rajeev Motwani, Vipin Kumar. 2008.

Technical Reports

  • Efficient Native Storage Systems for Semistructured Data. Medha Bhadkamkar, Fernando Farfán, Vagelis Hristidis and Raju Rangaswami. Florida International University Technical Report TR-2006-09-01. September 2006.

Posters/Short Papers

  • Ontology-Aware Search on XML-based Electronic Medical Records. Fernando Farfán, Vagelis Hristidis, Anand Ranganathan, and Redmond P. Burke. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering 2008 (acceptance rate 31%)
  • Storing Trees on Disk Drives. Medha Bhadkamkar, Fernando Farfán, Vagelis Hristidis, and Raju Rangaswami. Proceedings of the File and Storage Technologies WiP, 2005.

Presentations

Service

  • XML and Databases Session Chair. At DEXA 2007. Regensburg, Germany.

Contact

Fernando Farfán

School of Computing and Information Sciences Florida International University University Park, ECS234 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Tel: (305)348-6127 E-mail: ffarfan@cis.fiu.edu

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