Kathy Macropol

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics

Boyer 330 1 (215) 517-2677

About Me

Kathy Macropol is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Arcadia University. She graduated with a BS in Chemistry from UCLA and an MS in Computer Science from CSU Channel Islands, before receiving a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to Pennsylvania and joined the faculty of Arcadia University in 2012.

Dr. Macropol's research focuses upon Data Mining and Bioinformatics, and especially the discovery of new techniques to model and mine large, time-evolving graphs. Some past and current projects include building methods to find new gene and protein functions from biological networks, creating systems to model and predict communication flow between people, finding new ways to analyze and predict changes of opinion (and "influence") inside social networks, and many more. Her projects have been published in multiple leading international conferences and journals, including VLDB and PKDD, and more information on her research publications can be found here.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, watching Chinese and Korean period dramas, drawing, and playing video and computer games (like Portal and Disgaea). She is also a huge fan of Ivan the Hamster Knight!

Areas Of Focus

Data Mining, Bioinformatics

Hometown
Ventura County, CA

Home Country
USA

Education History

University of California, Santa Barbara 2012

PhD, Major in Computer Science

California State University, Channel Islands 2007

MS, Major in Computer Science

UCLA 2000

BS, Major in Chemistry

Publications

RRW: repeated random walks on genome-scale protein networks for local cluster discovery

Research Paper, BMC Bioinformatics

Co-Authored with T Can, AK Singh

Scalable Discovery of Best Clusters on Large Graphs

Research Paper, PVLDB

Co-Authored with AK Singh

Content-based Modeling and Prediction of Information Dissemination

Research Paper, ASONAM

Co-Authored with AK Singh

Function Annotation in Gene Networks

Contribution to book, Functional Coherence of Molecular Networks in Bioinformatics eds. M Koyutürk, S Subramaniam, A Shankar, Springer Verlag

Co-Authored with P Bogdanov, AK Singh

Reachability Analysis and Modeling of Dynamic Event Networks

Research Paper, ECML PKDD

Co-Authored with AK Singh

I act, therefore I judge: Network sentiment dynamics based on user activity change

Research Paper, ASONAM

Co-Authored with P Bogdanov, AK Singh, L Petzold, X Yan