NCE/IRIS (Networks of Centres of Excellence/Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems) Phase IV
Continuing Project from Phase III
last updated: April 12th, 2002

Project Leader: Dr. Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, Department of Computing Science, University of British Columbia

Duration: 3 years (April 2002 - March 2005)

Level of Support:

Summary: The requested funding level is $175,000/year for three years (April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2005) of which $25,000 cash support will come from IBM Canada and $150,000 from NCE.  The level of support requested from NCE remains the same as with the previously concluded IRIS-3 project.

Principal Investigators:

Industry Researcher and Industry Member

Statement of Problem:

Mission Statement:

Opening new frontiers in data mining, by developing foundations and technologies for querying, analyzing, and mining novel forms of data such as data on the web, for mining novel kinds of patterns -- eg., analyzing XML data to discover schema and analyzing transactional data to discover actionable rules which have a more direct impact on business -- and for unifying the apparently different fields of data mining and OLAP.

Objectives of the Project:

Based on our goal, the project is divided into the following five subprojects.

    1.  Construction of Distributed Data Warehouses on the Internet.
2.  Techniques for Mining Actionable Business Rules.
3.  Integration of OLAP and Data Mining Technologies.
4.  Algorithms for Classifying XML Documents.
5.  High Performance Data Mining.

For each subproject, we plan to investigate four major aspects: fundamental principles, implementation methods, performance improvements, and industry applications.

Project Milestones:

The three-year milestones, of all subprojects put together, are outlined as follows.

Year 1 (April 2002 - March 2003). Year 2 (April 2003 - March 2004). Year 3 (April 2004 - March 2005).

Project Team:


   UBC Publications
    U of T Publications
   SFU Publications

M.Sc. Students Graduated:

from Concordia -

from SFU -

software engineer, Pivotal Technology Inc, Vancouver B.C., Canada -

from University of Toronto -

from University of British Columbia -

Ph.D. Students Graduated:

from University of Toronto -

from SFU -