Dr. Kantardzic received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1980. He also holds an MS in Computer Science (1976), and a BS in Electrical Engineering (1972), both from the University of Sarajevo. He served as an Assistant and later an Associate Professor at the University of Sarajevo from 1972 to 1994, and in this period he was elected twice and served as an Associate Dean for Research (1987 - 1989, and 1992 - 1994). He joined the Engineering faculty at the University in Louisville in 1995 as a Visiting Professor, was instated as an Associate Professor in 2001, and was promoted to Professor in 2004. Currently, he is the Director of the Data Mining Lab as well as the Director of CECS Graduate Studies. His research focuses on data mining & knowledge discovery, machine learning, soft computing, click fraud detection and prevention, concept drift in streaming data, and distributed intelligent systems. Dr. Kantardzic is the author of six books including "Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms", (Wiley, second edition, 2011), which is widely accepted as the textbook for data mining courses at over 100 universities worldwide, and "New Generation of Data Mining Applications" (Wiley, 2005). He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal publications and 20 book chapters, and over 200 reviewed articles in the proceedings of international conferences in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and soft computing. His recent research projects are supported by NSF, KSTC, US Treasury Department, and NASA. Among his accolades are a University of Louisville Distinguished Service Award (2008), numerous Outstanding, Best, and Honorable Mention Awards for his research papers (2016, -12, -09, -07, -05, -03), and several Faculty Favorite and Distinguished Teaching Awards (2012, -11, -07, -04). Dr. Kantardzic has served on the Editorial Boards for the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Transactions on Machine Learning and Data Mining Journal, The Information Resources Management Journal, and The Mathematical Methods for Learning Journal. He was a General Chair or Program Chair for several international conferences including HICSS'17, GOCICT 2016, HICSS'16, INSS-BigData'15, IEEE ICAT'13, ICAT'11, ICMLA'09, IEEE ISSPIT'08, WSIPT'07, and invited keynote speaker at conferences in India, USA, Mexico, Bosnia, Egypt, Japan, and Algeria. He was a reviewer and panel member for NSF, KSEF-SBIR, NASA, RAND NPRP, the Austrian Science Foundation (ASF), Croatian UKF Fund, the Canadian Research Council (NSERC), National Science Center in Poland, and Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP).
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Sarajevo, 1980
- M.S. in Computer Science, University of Sarajevo, 1976
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, 1972