About the Author
Pawan Lingras is currently a Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. He has authored more than 200 research papers in various international journals and conferences. He has also co-authored two textbooks and co-edited two books and five volumes of research papers. He has been a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant recipient for 25 years. His areas of interest include artificial intelligence, information retrieval, data mining, web intelligence, and intelligent transportation systems. Professor Lingras has served as the general co-chair, program co-chair, review committee chair, program committee member and reviewer for various international conferences on artificial intelligence and data mining. He is also on the editorial boards of a number of international journals. Professor Lingras is a recipient of the Father William A. Stewart, S.J., Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the Alumni Association and the Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence award by the Student Association of Saint Mary's University. He is a graduate of IIT Bombay with graduate studies from University of Regina. His co-authors include professionals from Canada, India, China, Tunisia, USA, UK, Germany, Norway, and Chile. Professor Lingras was the Director of a Business Administration and Computing program in The Gambia, West Africa. He recently served as a University Grant Council (UGC) funded Scholar-in-Residence at SRTM University, Nanded, and as a visiting professor at IIT Gandhinagar, both in India. During these two visits in 2011-12, he extensively traveled through India giving more than 32 invited talks. He has also previously served as a Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Scholar.