Ali Shokoufandeh, Ph.D.

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PhD - Computer Science
Rutgers University

Diploma Certificate in Cognitive Science
Rutgers University

MS - Computer Science
Rutgers University

BS, - Computer Science
University of Tehran


Ali Shokoufandeh’s research interests revolve around the design and analysis of algorithms for combinatorial and geometric problems and their applications to generic object recognition, shape representations as hierarchical graphs and inexact graph indexing and matching. He currently serves as professor and senior associate dean of research at the College of Computing & Informatics. He has held affiliations with the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (visiting assistant professor, 1999-2002), The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania (visiting assistant professor, 2003-2005). He currently serves on the editorial boards of Pattern Recognition Letters and IET Computer Vision. Shokoufandeh received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Tehran University in 1989, and both master of science and doctoral degrees in computer science from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in 1996 and 1999, respectively.


  • D. Bespalov, B. Bai, Y. Qi, and A. Shokoufandeh, “ Sentiment classification based on supervised latent n-gram analysis”, Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom, October 24-28, 2011, 375-382.
  • K. Aryafar, A. Shokoufandeh, “Music genre classification using explicit semantic analysis”, Proceedings of the 1st international ACM workshop on Music information retrieval with user-centered and multimodal strategies, MIRUM 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, November28- December01, 2011, 33-38.
  • D. Bespalov, A. Lindbjerg Dahl, B. Bai, A. Shokoufandeh, “On Inferring Image Label Information Using Rank Minimization for Supervised Concept Embedding”, Image Analysis -17th Scandinavian Conference, SCIA 2011, Ystad, Sweden, May 2011,103-113.