Research Focus: Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Algorithms, Supercomputing, Big Data Analytics (in the context of scalable HPC), Imaging Science (Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Computer Graphics), and other compute intensive problems. Methodologies that promote cross-disciplinary education is also of great interest. APPLICATIONS: Health Informatics, Medical Imaging, and Security. RECENT ACTIVITIES: Studying ways to promote legislation that would prevent cyber-stalking, cyber-harassment, and cyber-bullying.

Hamid R. Arabnia received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent (Canterbury, England) in 1987. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at University of Georgia (Georgia, USA), where he has been since October 1987. His research interests include parallel and distributed processing techniques and algorithms, supercomputing, Big Data Analytics (in the context of scalable HPC), imaging science (image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics), and other compute intensive problems. Methodologies that promote cross-disciplinary education is also of great interest. Applications of interest include: health informatics, medical imaging, and security. Most recent activities include: Studying ways to promote legislation that would prevent cyber-stalking, cyber-harassment, and cyber-bullying.
Prof. Arabnia is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Supercomputing (one of the oldest journals in Computer Science) published by Springer and has been Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (2008-2011). He is also on the editorial and advisory boards of 45 other journals. He is the book series editor-in-chief of “Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence” (Springer) and editor-in-chief of the book series entitled “Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Applied Computing" (Elsevier). Dr. Arabnia has received a number of awards; including: "Outstanding Achievement Award in Recognition of His Leadership and Outstanding Research Contributions to the Field of Supercomputing" 2007 (the award was presented to him at Harvard University Medical School - signatories: Lawrence O. Hall, President of IEEE/SMC; Zhi-Pei Liang, Vice President of IEEE/EMB; Jack. Y. Yang, General Chair of IEEE BIBE and Harvard University; Mary Qu Yang, Chair of Steering Committee, IEEE BIBE and NIH); "Distinguished Leadership and Visionary Award (presented by FTRA - Future Technology Research Association), presented by Steering Committee of CSA-13 International Conference; "Distinguished Research Award" for Outstanding Contributions to Adaptable Communication Systems, presented by ACM SIGAPP IMCOM Co-Chairs, 2014. Dr. Arabnia is an elected Fellow, International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); he has served on the Advisory Board of IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC, 2006-2012). Arabnia is Fellow and Advisor, Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC); Academy Member, University of Georgia Teaching Academy (Program initiated by Carnegie Foundation), inducted on November 2, 2015.
Prof. Arabnia has published extensively in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has about 200 refereed publications as well as 360 edited research books in his areas of expertise. He has been a PI/Co-PI on about $8 Million externally funded projects/initiatives and on about $200,000 internally funded projects. He has also contributed projects for justification for equipment purchase (grant proposals worth over $4 Million - awarded). During his tenure as Graduate Coordinator/Director of Computer Science (2002-2009), Dr. Arabnia secured the largest level of funding in the history of the department for supporting the research and education of graduate students (PhD, MS).
Dr. Arabnia has delivered a number of keynote and plenary lectures at international conferences; most recently at: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'08, Australia); International Conference on Future Generation Communication and Networking (FGCN 2008 / IEEE CS, Sanya); The 10th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-08, Dalian); and 2014 ACM IMCOM International Conference. He has also delivered a number of "distinguished lectures" at various universities and research units/centers (USA, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UK, Canada, Turkey, China, Ireland, Australia, …); his distinguished lectures were funded and sponsored by US Department of Defense, SERSC of Republic of Korea, US National Science Foundation, and others.