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Patent:

Inventor: Ben Choi, United States Patent # 7,134,082

Invention: Method and Apparatus for Individualizing and Updating a Directory of Computer Files

Patent Issued: November 7, 2006

~ Invent new ways for people to use the Internet (My Internet). << Executive Summary

~This patent has successfully been commercialized.

Book:

* Ben Choi, Humanoid Robots,

ISBN 978-953-7619-44-2, hard, 388 pages, In-Tech Education and Publishing, 2009.

~ Edited a book on the current leading researches and challenges in building humanoid robots.

~ Hard copies sold out. << Download the entire book

 

Book Chapters:

* Ben Choi, “Humanoid Robotic Language and Virtual Reality Simulation,”

Humanoid Robots, In-Tech Education and Publishing, chapter I, pp. 1-20, 2009.

~ Described the development of a humanoid robotic language and the creation of a virtual reality system for the simulation of humanoid robots.

 

* Ben Choi and Zhongmei Yao, “Web Mining by Automatically Organizing Web Pages into Categories,”

Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Agent Technology, and Collaborative Applications, Idea Group Inc (IGI), chapter XII, pp. 214-231, 2008.

~ Described the state of the art techniques for Web mining.

 

* Ben Choi and Zhongmei Yao, “Web Page Classification,” << Abstract

Foundations and Advances in Data Mining, Springer-Verag, chapter: pp. 221 - 274, 2005. << Full Text

~ Described the state of the art techniques and subsystems used to build automatic Web page classification systems.

 

Journal and Conference Publications:

* Ben Choi, “Multiagent Social Computing,”

International Journal of Web Portals, 3(4), 56-68, October-December 2011.

~ Proposed a framework for extending social networks to social computing.

 

* Ben Choi and Surya Bingi, “Distributed Cloud Computing,”

IADIS International Conference Applied Computing (AC 2011), pp. 441-445, November 2011.

~ Developed a new distributed cloud computing system.

~ Supervised a master practicum on Cloud Computing.

 

* Ben Choi, “My Internet,”

The 2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, pp. 171-175, October 2010.

~ Developed a new Search Engine that provides new technologies for people to use the Internet.

 

* Ben Choi, “Multiagent Workgroup Computing,”

The IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2010), pp.75-82, November 2010.

~ Created new technologies for networked computers to work together as a workgroup.

 

* Ben Choi and Xiaomei Huang, “Creating New Sentences to Summarize Documents,”

The 10th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Application (AIA 2010), pp. 458-463, February 2010.

~ Developed the first summarization system that is able to create new sentences to summarize documents.

~ Supervised a Ph.D. Dissertation on Artificial Intelligence.

 

* Ben Choi and Sumit Tyagi, “Ranking Web Pages Relevant to Search Keywords,”

The IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, pp.200-205, November 2009.

~ Developed new methods for ordering the Web pages returned from search engines.

~ Supervised a master thesis on Information Technology.

 

* Ben Choi and Raj Chukkapalli, “Applying Machine Learning Methods for Time Series Forecasting,”

The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, pp.20-29, February 2009.

~ Proposed new methods on learning from time series data and on using learned models for forecasting.

~ Supervised a master thesis on Machine Learning.

 

* Ben Choi and Xiaomei Huang, “Web Page Summarization by Using Concept Hierarchies,”

International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2009), pp.281-286, January 2009.

~ Created a summarization system that can abstract key concepts and can extract key sentences to summarize text documents including Web pages.

 

Guangyu Chen & Ben Choi, “Web Page Genre Classification,” 
The 23rd annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pp. 2353-2357, March 2008.
~ Developed new methods for classifying Web pages based on genre.
~ Supervised a master thesis on Web mining.

 

* Ben Choi and Kunal Tipnis, “New Components for Building Fuzzy Logic Circuits,” 
Fourth International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2007) Vol.2, pp. 586-590, 2007.
~ Designed new components for Fuzzy computing.

 

Yingheng Zhou & Ben Choi, “Virtual Reality Simulation of Humanoid Robots,” 
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) 33rd Annual Conference, pp. 2772-2777, 2007.
~ Developed a virtual reality system to simulate humanoid robots.

 

Zhongmei Yao & Ben Choi, “Clustering Web Pages into Hierarchical Categories,”
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, Special Issue on Web Mining, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.17-35, April-June, 2007.
~ Developed a new system for Web Mining through automatic Web page clustering.

 

Xiaogang Peng & Ben Choi, “Document Classifications Based On Word Semantic Hierarchies,”

The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, pp.362-367, 2005.

~ Propose new methods to automatically classify documents based on the meanings of words and the relationships between groups of meanings or concepts.

~ Supervised a Ph.D. Dissertation on applied Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology.

 

Zhongmei Yao & Ben Choi, “Automatically Discovering the Number of Clusters in Web Page Datasets,”
The 2005 International Conference on Data Mining, pp. 3-9, 2005.
~ Discovered a constant factor that characterizes the Web domain.
~ Proposed a new method for automatically determining the number of clusters in Web page datasets.

 

* Ben Choi and Xiaogang Peng, “Dynamic and Hierarchical Classification of Web Pages,”

Online Information Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 139-147, 2004.

~ Proposed algorithms for document classification by using single-path search and dynamically expanding category tree.

 

* Ben Choi and Rohit Dhawan, “Agent Space Architecture for Search Engines,”

IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, pp. 521-525, 2004.

~ Proposed a new agent and network based architecture for parallel and distributed computing and for search engine cluster systems.

~ Supervised a master thesis on parallel and distributed computing.
 

Sanjay Baberwal & Ben Choi, “Speeding up Keyword Search for Search Engines,”
The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology, pp. 255-260, 2004.

~ Proposed new schemes for organizing and searching keywords in a large database.

~ Supervised a master thesis on information retrieval.

 

Vidyasagar Vasamsetty, David M. Coppola, Charles J. Robinson, Kerrie Tainter, & Ben Choi,
Analyses of Rotational Singularities in Ferret Visual Cortex,”

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEMBS) 26th Annual International Conference, vol. 2, pp. 4429-4432, 2004.

~ Co-supervising, with Prof. Charles Robinson, a master thesis on pattern recognition.

 

* Ben Choi, “Inductive Inference by Using Information Compression,”

Computational Intelligence 19 (2), 164-185, 2003.

~ Created methods for inducing models from examples by using information compression.

~ Developed an Automated Inductive Machine based on Kolmogorov complexity and minimum descriptive length principle.

 

* Ben Choi and Qing Guo, “Applying Semantic Links for Classifying Web Pages,”
Developments in Applied Artificial Intelligence, IEA/AIE 2003, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2718, pp. 148-153, 2003
~ Proposed methods for classifying web pages by using the web pages and their link structures.
~ Developed a new classifier that is suitable for classifying short web pages.

 

Zhongmei Yao & Ben Choi, “Bidirectional Hierarchical Clustering for Web Mining,”
IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence, pp. 620-624, 2003.
~ Proposed algorithms for clustering information.
~ Supervised a master thesis on Web Mining.

 

* Ben Choi and Rohit Dhawan, “Distributed Object Space Cluster Architecture for Search Engines,”

High Availability and Performance Computing Workshop, 2003.

~ Proposed a new cluster architecture for parallel and distributed computing.

 

* Ben Choi, “Applying Learning by Example for Digital Design Automation,”

Applied Intelligence, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 205-221, 2002.

~ Created methods for applying machine learning techniques for designing digital circuits.

~ Developed systems for transforming high-level behavior specifications to VLSI fabrications.

 

* Ben Choi and Baolin Li, “Abstracting Keywords from Hypertext Documents,”
International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, pp. 137-142, 2002.

~ Proposed techniques for automatically summarizing a document by using keywords and synonyms.
~ Supervised a master practicum on Knowledge Engineering.

 

Xiaogang Peng & Ben Choi, “Automatic Web Page Classification in a Dynamic and Hierarchical Way,”

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, pp. 386-393, 2002.

~ Proposed algorithms for information classification by using single-path search and dynamically expanding category tree.
~ Supervised a master thesis on Data Mining.

 

* Ben Choi and Chaoyang Zhang, “Component-Based Distributed Computing for Numerical Simulation,”
International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, pp. 2143-2149, 2002.

~ Applying Microsoft distributed component-based system for numerical simulations.
~ Supervised a master practicum on Parallel and Distributed Processing.

 

* Ben Choi and Yanbing Chen, “Humanoid Motion Description Language,”
International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, pp. 21-24, 2002.

~ Proposed frameworks for developing a computer language to describe motions of humanoid robots and virtual actors.
~ Supervised a master practicum on Virtual Reality and Robotics.

 

Wen Tian, & Ben Choi, and Vir Phoha, “An Adaptive Web Cache Access Predictor Using Neural Network,”
Developments in Applied Artificial Intelligence, IEA/AIE 2002, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2358, pp. 450-459, 2002.

~ Applying Neural Networks for improving the speed of web access by using advanced pre-fetching and caching methods. 
~ Supervised a master practicum on applied Neural Networks.

 

* Ben Choi and Nakul Bharade, “Network Traffic Reduction by Hypertext Compression,”
International Conference on Internet Computing, pp. 877-882, 2002.

~ Proposed new mechanism for reducing networking traffic by three levels of compressing HTML files.
~ Supervised a master practicum on Internet Computing.

 

* Ben Choi, “Making Sense of Search Results by Automatic Web-page Classifications,”
WebNet 2001 -- World Conference on the WWW and Internet, pp.184-186, 2001.

~ Proposed strategies for automatically classifying Internet web pages using three types of information.

 

* Ben Choi, “Automata for Learning Sequential Tasks,”
New Generation Computing: Computing Paradigms and Computational Intelligence, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 23-54, 1998.

~ Created a new learning system.
~ Developed new algorithms for learning, adapting, and handling information.

           

* Ben Choi and Dik Lee, “Generic Associative Memory for Information Retrieval,”

Database Machines: IWDM’89, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 368, Springer-Verlag, pp. 202-214, 1989.

~ Created special circuits for parallel searching.
~ Designed an Application Specific Integration Circuit (ASIC) for information retrieval.

 

Manjula Waldron & Ben Choi, “Text to Fingerspelling and Speech on the Amiga Micro-computer,” 

IEEE Ninth Annual Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.1769-1770, 1987.

~ Developed a special graphic program for assisting communications for hearing-impaired persons.
~ Used digitized images and speech processing techniques.

 

Reports:

Michael J. McShane, Jason Gardner, & Ben Choi, “Multi-Sensor Probe For Cardiovascular Diagnostics”
Institute for Micromanufacturing, white paper, Louisiana Tech University, May 2000.

~ Catheter-based Deployment of Micromachined Sensor Arrays.

 

Dik Lee & Ben Choi, “Two Papers on Text-Retrieval and AI Machines,”
Technical Research Report, Computer and Information Science Research Center, OSU-CISRC-3/89-TR12, 1989.

~ Design a new Artificial Intelligent Machine (a Prolog machine).
~ Use Spice program to simulate specially designed associative memory.
~ Use Magic program to do VLSI layouts.

 

* Ben Choi, “Automata for Learning Sequential Tasks,” Ph.D. Dissertation,

Doctoral Thesis, The Ohio State University, June 1996.

~ Create a new learning system.
~ Develop new algorithms for learning, adapting, and handling information.
~ Use C/C++ to implement a new learning simulator.

 

* Ben Choi, “Parallel Distributed Computer Architecture and General Associative Memory for Artificial Intelligent Processing,”
Master Thesis, The Ohio State University, September 1988.

~ Develop Parallel Distributed Computer Architectures.
~ Design a General Associative Memory for Artificial Intelligent Processing.

 

Presentations:

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “My Internet,”

In the 2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, Sanya, China, October 23-24, 2010.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Multiagent Workgroup Computing,”

In the The IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2010), Perth, Australia, November 29 - December 1, 2010.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Creating New Sentences to Summarize Documents,”

In the 10th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2010), Innsbruck, Austria, February 15-17, 2010.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Ranking Web Pages Relevant to Search Keywords,”

In the IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, Rome, Italy, November 19-22, 2009.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Applying Machine Learning Methods for Time Series Forecasting,”

In the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Innsbruck, Austria, February 16-18, 2009.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Web Page Summarization by Using Concept Hierarchies,”

In the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2009), Porto, Portugal, January 19-21, 2009.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “New Components for Building Fuzzy Logic Circuits,”

In Fourth International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2007), Haikou, China, August 24-27, 2007.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Automatically Discovering the Number of Clusters in Web Page Datasets,”

In the 2005 International Conference on Data Mining, as part of the 2005 World Congress in Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada USA, June 20-23, 2005.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Document Classifications Based On Word Semantic Hierarchies,”

In The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, as part of
The 23rd IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics, Innsbruck, Austria, February 14-16,
2005.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Speeding up Keyword Search for Search Engines,”
In The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, November 22-24, 2004.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Agent Space Architecture for Search Engines,”

In IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Beijing, China, September 20-24, 2004.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Bidirectional Hierarchical Clustering for Web Mining,”

In IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence, Halifax, Canada, October 13-16, 2003.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Applying Semantic Links for Classifying Web Pages,”

In The 16th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Loughborough, UK, June 23-26, 2003.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Distributed Object Space Cluster Architecture for Search Engines,”

In High Availability and Performance Computing Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, October 27, 2003.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Automatic Web Page Classification in a Dynamic and Hierarchical Way,”

In The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Maebashi City, Japan, December 9-12, 2002.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “An Adaptive Web Cache Access Predictor Using Neural Network,”

In The Fifteenth International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, Cairns, Australia, June 17-20, 2002.


* Ben Choi, presenting “Making Sense of Search Results by Automatic Web-page Classifications,”

In WebNet 2001: World Conference on the WWW and Internet, Orlando, Florida USA, October 23-27, 2001.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Generic Associative Memory for Information Retrieval,”

In The Sixth International Workshop on Database Machines, Deauville, France, June 19-21,1989.

 

* Ben Choi, presenting “Text to Fingerspelling and Speech on the Amiga Micro-Computer,”
In The IEEE Ninth Annual Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA USA, November 13-16, 1987.

 

Grants:

* Ben Choi, PI: “Proposal for a Working Prototype Search and Classification Engine for Special Interest Groups”
Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Louisiana state IT initiative funds, 2004.

~ Research and development on building a special search engine that classifies web pages and presents search results in categories relevant to user's special interest. 

 

* Ben Choi, PI: “Develop a Working Prototype for Tech's First IT Patent”
Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Louisiana state IT initiative funds, 2001-2003.

~ Research and Development on Information Technology for Web-pages classification and Search Engine Design.

~ Based on Patent Pending Technology.

 

* Ben Choi, PI: “Undergraduate Research Projects on Information Technology”
Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Louisiana state IT initiative funds, 2001.

~ Support Undergraduate Students for R&D on Information Technology.

~ R&D on Automaton Design and Implementation.

 

* Ben Choi, PI: “Equipments for Multimedia Teaching and Distant Learning”
Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Louisiana state IT initiative funds, 2001.

~ Facilitate R&D on Multimedia Teaching and Distant Learning.

~ Use Pen-based Computers for Interactive Teaching and Distant Learning.

 

Research Projects: (Online Interests Outline)

 

Information Classification and Search Engine (iCSe) (CEnIT Funded Project):

Research and Development for Techniques on Automatic HTML Classification and Search Engine Design.

RS: Specially Selected Graduate and Undergraduate Students.

 

Automaton Design and Implementation (CEnIT Funded Project):

Research and Development on Robotic.

RS: Undergraduate Students: Nick Tullos and Students in CSC364 Computer Architecture class.

 

Virtual Reality and Cybernetics (Sponsored by CAM Ph.D. Program):

Human and Machine Interface, Communication, Control, and Simulation.

Humanoid Project, RS: Yanbing Chen

Virtual Reality System and 3D Simulation, RS: James Patterson, Chris Martin, Tarun Agnani,
Michael Bryant, Yanbing Chen, Mangilal Agarwal, Ched Wiggins, Jason Elliot, and Alberto Martinez.

 

Bio-Senor Project (Sponsored by IfM):

"Multi-Sensor Probe for Cardiovascular Diagnostics"

Catheter-based deployment of Micromachined Sensor Arrays

An IfM (Institute for Micromanufacturing) approved joint project,

PIs: Michael J. McShane, Jason Gardner, and * Ben Choi

 

Apply AI (machine learning) for Design Automation:

Apply machine learning techniques for synthesis of circuits for micromanufacturing.

Web based State Table and VHDL translation, RS: Mu Zhou

Circuit Design Automation, RS: Patrick Peng, Kunal Tipnis, Nick Tullos

 

Data Mining:

Data mining and Warehousing, RS: Boalin Li, Brenda Miles, Sanjay Babewal

Data mining and Classification, RS: Shoahui Jia, Zhongmei Yao

 

Database:

Database Performance Turning and Administration, RS: Min Xu

 

Parallel and Distributed Computing:

Network of Workstations, RS: Yunjuan Xie, Rohit Dhawan, Raj Chukkapalli

Distributed Programming, RS: Cheng Yu

Distributed Processing Using Common Object Request Broker Architecture, RS: Shaopeng Sun

 

Internet and www:

Web-based CGI programming, RS: Min Xu

Web-based Java CGI applications: RS: Edward Lu

Web Server Construction and Data Searching: RS: Yongjing Lin

Research Projects Supervised (See Teaching)

 


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