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Isak Taksa

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

(646) 312-3377
isak.taksa@baruch.cuny.edu

Education:

MS Columbia University, NY Computer Science 1978
PhD Graduate Center, CUNY Computer Science 2002

Areas of Expertise:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Text and Data Mining

Grants:

2007 PSC-CUNY Award # 69395-00 38 , Designing and Implementing an Automated Tool for Search Engine Usability Study, ($ 4,095).

2006 PSC-CUNY Award # 68680-00-37 , Using the Web to Construct Taxonomy for a Heterogeneous Community of Practice, ($ 3,176).

2005 PSC-CUNY Award # 67440-00-36, Predicting Cumulative Effect of Multiple Query Formulations, ($ 3,612).

2004 PSC-CUNY Award # 66447-00-35, Constructing Web Search Queries from the User’s Information Need Expressed in a Natural Language, ($ 4,674).

Selected Publications:

B. J. Jansen, A. Spink and I. Taksa, Handbook of Web Log Analysis, IGI Global, 2008.

I. Taksa, A. Spink and R. Goldberg, "A task-oriented approach to search engine usability studies, " Journal of Software, 2008, Vol. 3/1, pp. 63-73.

I. Taksa, S. Zelikovitz and A. Spink, "Using Web Search Logs to Identify Query Classification Terms, " International Journal of Web Information Systems, 2007, Vol. 3/4, pp. 315-327.

I. Taksa and A. Spink, "Using the Web to Construct Taxonomy for a Heterogeneous Community of Practice, " Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2006, pp.358-363.

D. F. Hsu and I. Taksa, "Comparing rank and score combination methods for data fusion in information retrieval," Information Retrieval, 2005, Vol. 8/3, pp. 449-480.

I. Taksa, "Predicting the Cumulative Effect of Multiple Query Formulations", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Technology, April 2005, pp. 491-496.

I. Taksa and R. Goldberg, "Web-Delivered Supplemental Instruction: Dynamic Customizing of Search Algorithms to Enhance Independent Learning for Developmental Mathematics Students," Mathematics and Computer Education Journal, 2004, Vol. 38/2, pp.152-164.

I. Taksa, “Teaching Principles of Team Learning to a Diversified Student Body,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2004, pp. 681-686.

J.Shapiro, I. Taksa and R. Goldberg, “Using multiple query representations to improve quality of information retrieval,” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2003, pp. 1-9.

J.Shapiro and I. Taksa, "Constructing web search queries from the user's information need expressed in a natural language", Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, March 2003, pp. 1157-1162.

D. F. Hsu, J. Shapiro and I. Taksa, "Methods of data fusion in information retrieval: rank vs. score combination", NSF Science and Technology Center, DIMACS Technical Report 2002-58, pp. 1-47.

V. Frants, J. Shapiro, I. Taksa and V. Voiskunskii, "Boolean Search: Current State and Perspectives," Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1999, 50(1), pp.86-95.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Teaching Excellence Award, 2007

Honored at the Fifth Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement, 2007

Honored at the Forth Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement, 2006

Member, Doctoral Faculty, PhD Program in Computer Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Member, Doctoral Faculty, PhD Program in Business, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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