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Dr. Mustafa Canim, UT Dallas CS PhD’11, Appointed For A Three-Year Term To The Board Of International Joint Conferences On Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Mustafa Canim earned his PhD in computer science in 2011 from the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu.  Dr. Canim was recently appointed for a three-year term to the board of International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). IJCAI is “a non-profit corporation founded in California in 1969 for scientific and educational purposes including the dissemination of information on Artificial Intelligence at conferences in which cutting-edge scientific results are presented and the publication of materials presented at these meetings in the form of proceedings, books, video recordings, and other educational materials.”

Dr. Canim is currently a Research Staff Member at the AI Technology Department of IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.  Over the last ten years, he has worked with many companies including Airbus, Siemens, KPMG, Repsol, as well as government agencies, providing AI, NLP and Big Data solutions to the problems enterprise customers are facing. He is currently leading an AI-based technical project across the globe, developing a Business Analytics Platform for domain-specific corpuses. He holds over 40 patents worldwide and has published over 30 papers in refereed conferences, including Data Privacy and Security, NLP, Big Data, and AI areas, and served in the PC of many top AI and Big Data conferences.


The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 4,000 bachelors-degree students, more than 1,010 master’s students, 140 Ph.D. students,  52 tenure-track faculty members, and 42 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2021. With the University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.

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