Dr. Ryan Benton

Dr. Ryan Benton

Associate Professor
Computer Science

Education
 

Ph.D. - Computer Science University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2001

Dissertation: Weighted Feature Projection in Instance-based Classifiers

Master of Science: Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1997.

Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems, Loyola University New Orleans, 1995.


Research Interest
 

I am involved in a number of research efforts in Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Big Data focused on

  • Advanced Descriptive Pattern Mining
    • Selective association mining
    • Action Rule Mining
    • Contrast Mining
    • Sequence Mining
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Local Models
  • Data Mining Applied in Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics
  • Data Mining Applied in Biomedicine and Health

Teaching Experience
 

Positions Held:

Associate Professor, School of Computing, University of South Alabama, (August 15, 2021 – present).

Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of South Alabama, (August 15, 2015 – August 14, 2021).

Research Scientist, Informatics Research Institute, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (July 2014 – July 2015).

Research Scientist, Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (February 2012 – June 2014).

Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (January 2002 – January 2012).

Courses Taught:

CSC 331, Software Engineering Principles

CSC 399, Concurrent and Distributed Computing

CSC 426/526, Data Mining

CIS 494, Directed Studies

CIS 594, Directed Studies

CSC 626, Advanced Big Data

CIS 694, Directed Study