College of Information & Computer Sciences
causal modeling, fraud detection, social network analysis, computational social science, directed graphical models, statistical relational learning
David Jensen is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on machine learning and knowledge discovery for analyzing large and complex sets. Applications include social network analysis, fraud detection, epidemiology, and the design and management of complex technical systems. His most recent work focuses on the representation and discovery of causal knowledge from large observational and experimental data sets. He serves on the Executive Committee of the ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining and on the program committees of the International Conference on Machine Learning, the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. He was a member of the 2006-2007 Defense Science Study Group, and he served on DARPA's Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Group from 2008 to 2012. He received the 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 1991 to 1995, he served as an analyst with the Office of Technology Assessment, an agency of the United States Congress. He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992.