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Joseph P. Herbert
33-62 Munroe Place
Regina, SK S4S 4P7
306-586-2267
e-mail: herbertj@cs.uregina.ca

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Computer Science (09/2006 - ongoing)
University of Regina. (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Concentration: Machine Learning, Rough Sets, Game Theory, Granular Computing.

M.Sc. in Computer Science (2003 - 2006)
University of Regina. (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Thesis: A New Approach to Competitive Learning in Self-Organizing Maps.
Cumulative average of 89%.

Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science (1998 - 2003)
Lakehead University. (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Specialization: Business and Management Information Systems.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE

Editorship
  • Guest Editor: International Journal on Computational Intelligence Systems (IJCIS) Special Issue on Practical Decision Making with Soft Computing, 2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief: Putting Theory into Practice: Transferring Creativity into Community Wisdom, 2009.
    ISBN 978-0-7731-0670-3 (print) / ISBN 978-0-7731-0671-0 (online)
Conference Chair
  • 4th Annual University of Regina Graduate Research Conference, April 3-4, 2009
Reviewer
  • Journals: Applied Soft Computing, Neurocomputing, Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Journal of Approximate Reasoning.
  • Numerous conferences.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS
  1. J. P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Game-Theoretic Rough Sets, Fundamenta Informaticae, 2009 (Invited, under review).

  2. J. P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, A Granular Computing Framework for Self-Organizing Maps, Neurocomputing, 72 (13-15): pp. 2865-2872, 2009.

  3. J.T. Yao, J.P. Herbert, Financial Time-series Analysis with Rough Sets, Applied Soft Computing, 9 (3): pp. 1000-1007, 2009.

  4. J.P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Criteria for Choosing a Rough Set Model, Journal of Computing and Informatics, 57 (6): pp. 908-918, 2009.

  5. J.T. Yao , J.P. Herbert, A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Rough Set Analysis, Journal of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 20 (3): pp. 291-298, 2008
REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. J. Herbert, J.T. Yao, GTSOM: Game Theoretic Self-Organizing Maps, K. Chen and L.P. Wang (editors), Trends in Neural Computation, Studies in Computational Intelligence 35, Springer-Verlag, 2007, pp 199-224. (Invited extension of ICNCí05 article)
REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
  1. J. P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Learning Optimal Parameters in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets, 4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'09), LNAI 5589, Gold Coast, Australia, July 14-16, 2009, pp. 610-617.

  2. J. P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Game-Theoretic Risk Analysis in Decision-Theoretic Rough Sets, 3rd International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'08), LNAI 5009, Chengdu, P.R. China, 2008, pp. 132-139.

  3. J.P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Maps for Web Mining, The IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Silicon Valley, USA, Nov 2-5, 2007, pp 299-302.

  4. J.P. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making, 4th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'07), Aug 24-27, 2007, Hainan, China, III, pp 203-207.

  5. J.T. Yao, J.P. Herbert, Web-based Support Systems with Rough Set Analysis, Rough Sets and Emerging Intelligent Systems Paradigms (RSEISP'07), LNAI 4585, June 28-30, 2007, Warsaw, Poland, pp 360-370.

  6. J. T. Yao, D. W. Kim, J. P. Herbert, Supporting Online Learning with Games, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6570, Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2007, April 9-13, 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA, 65700G-(1-11).

  7. J. Herbert, J.T. Yao, A Game-Theoretic Approach to Competitive Learning in Self-Organizing Maps, First International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'05), LNCS 3610, Changsha, China, August 27 - 29, 2005, pp 129-138. (Invited for book chapter extension, Acceptance rate 15%, best paper).

  8. J. Herbert, J.T. Yao, Time-Series Data Analysis with Rough Sets, 4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'05), Salt Lake City, USA July 21-26, 2005, pp 908-911.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

CS 110 (Programming and Problem Solving for Natural Sciences)
  • Sessional lecturer for 2009 Winter semester, University of Regina.
  • Sessional lecturer for 2008 Fall semester, University of Regina.
  • Substitute lecturer for 1 week in 2007 Fall, University of Regina.
  • Lab instructor for 2005 Fall, 2004 Fall, and 2003 Fall semesters, University of Regina.
CS 130 (Programming and Problem Solving for Engineering)
  • Lab instructor for 2003 Fall semesters, University of Regina.
CS 170 (Fundamentals of Computer Science 1)
  • Substitute lab instructor during September, 2005, University of Regina.
CS 306 (Data Communications and Networks)
  • Substitute lecturer for 2 weeks in 2004 Fall, University of Regina.
WORK EXPERIENCE

September, 2008 - April, 2009
Sessional Lecturer, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

April, 2006 - July, 2007
Programmer Analyst I, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

September, 2003 - December, 2005 (three 4-month terms)
Lab Instructor, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

September, 2002 - December, 2002
Network Programmer, Dundee Securities, Toronto, ON.

September, 2001 - April, 2002
Computer Sales and Maintenance, Campus Tech, Thunder Bay, ON.

January, 2001 - September, 2001
Web Developer, IBM Canada, Toronto, ON.

May, 2000 - September, 2000
Web Developer, Ministry of Transportation, Thunder Bay, ON.

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
  1. Best Student Paper Award, Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'09), Gold Coast, Australia, July 14-16, 2009.
  2. Dean'ís Scholarship, $7,000, University of Regina, 2008/01 - 2009/12
  3. Graduate Scholarship, $6,000, University of Regina, 2007/09 - 2007/12
  4. Research Award, $4,000, University of Regina, 2007/05 - 2007/08
  5. Scholarly Award, $200, University of Regina, 2006/06 - 2006/07
  6. Scholarly Award, $800, University of Regina, 2005/09 - 2005/12
  7. Research Award, $3,800, University of Regina, 2004/05 - 2004/08
  8. Graduate Scholarship, $4,500, University of Regina, 2004/05 - 2004/08
  9. Graduate Scholarship, $4,500, University of Regina, 2004/01 - 2004/04

VOLUNTEER AND COMMITTEE WORK

Graduate Studentsí Association, University of Regina.
Vice President Academics. (2008 - 2009)
Conference Chair. (2008 - 2009)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina.
Student representative to Faculty Council. (2008 - 2009)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina.
Student representative to Ph.D. Committee. (2007 - 2008)

Faculty of Science, University of Regina.
Student representative. (2005 - 2009)


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