Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Joined department: Fall 2006
BS, Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2000)
MS, Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004)
PhD, Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2006)
Professor Neville's research focuses on data mining and machine learning techniques for relational
data. In relational domains such as social network analysis, citation analysis, epidemiology, fraud
detection, and web analytics, there is often limited information about any one entity in isolation,
instead it is the connections among entities that are of crucial importance to pattern discovery.
Relational data mining techniques move beyond the conventional analysis of entities in isolation to
analyze networks of interconnected entities, exploiting the connections among entities to improve
both descriptive and predictive models. Professor Neville's research interests lie in the development
and analysis of relational learning algorithms and the application of those algorithms to real-world
H. Eldardiry and J. Neville, "Across-Model Collective Ensemble Classification", Proceedings of
the 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2011.
A. Kuwadekar and J. Neville, "Relational Active Learning for Joint Collective Classification Models",
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2011.
R. Xiang and J. Neville, "Relational Learning with One Network: An Asymptotic Analysis",
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics
Jennifer Neville and Ramana Kompella, NETSE: Small: Towards Better Modeling of Communication
Activity Dynamics in Large-Scale Online Social Networks, National Science Foundation,
Ramana Kompella and Jennifer Neville, CISCO, Community Foundation Silicon Valley, 2/7/2011.
Wojciech Szpankowski, Ruben Aguilar, Mikhail J. Atallah, Christopher Clifton, Supriyo Datta, Ananth
Y. Grama, Suresh Jagannathan, Jennifer Neville, Yuan Qi, and Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Emerging
Frontiers of Science of Information, National Science Foundation, 8/1/2010-7/31/2015.
Jennifer Neville, Career: Machine Learning Methods to Support Computational Social Science,
National Science Foundation, 1/1/2012-12/31/2016.
Jennifer Neville, III: Small: Parametric Statistical Models to Support Statistical Hypothesis
Testing over Graphs, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2012-8/31/2015.
Jennifer Neville, KDD2012 Student Travel Support, National Science Foundation,
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