Professor Javed Mostafa, an expert in information science, particularly information retrieval problems, has been named dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information for a five-year term from Sept. 1, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2028.
Mostafa comes to U of T from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he served as a professor and the leader of an interdisciplinary informatics training program called the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) that oversaw collaboration among seven UNC academic units.
Mostafa’s work focuses on multimedia information retrieval, personalization and user modeling as well as cyberinfrastructure for research and learning. He began his teaching career at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2000, where he also served as an associate dean of research and associate dean of academics. He joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, where he was twice named as the Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor and is jointly appointed at the School of Information and Library Science (iSchool) and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (School of Medicine).
He currently directs a research laboratory and a training program with approximately 25 research faculty, staff and students and has active projects that focus on developing novel applications of machine learning, data visualization and equitable information services.
With more than 105 peer-reviewed publications of his own, Mostafa has served in editorial roles for several prestigious journals in the field. He was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, an associate editor for the journal ACM Transactions on Information Systems and currently serves as an associate editor for the journal ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.
He is also the co-founder of two U.S.-based companies: KeonaHealth and Cymantix.
- More information: https://discover.research.utoronto.ca/54363-javed-mostafa
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