Michael Houle

National Institute of Informatics: Tokyo, Japan


Michael Houle obtained his PhD degree from McGill University in 1989,in the area of computational geometry. Since then, he developed research interests in algorithmics, data structures, and relational visualization,first as a research associate at Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo in Japan, and from 1992 at the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney in Australia. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Visiting Scientist at IBM Japan's Tokyo Research Laboratory, where he first began working on approximate similarity search and shared-neighbor clustering methods for data mining applications. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan.