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Paul B. Kantor

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Our Grandchildren
Benjamin Schettler Kantor, b. 2005
Liam Jacob Kantor, b. 2002 ; June 2010
Madeline Murphy Kantor 1999
Indiana Jones - Fall 2013



"Whoever is not a partial lunatic is a total scoundrel."
Amos Oz (in A Perfect Peace)

"So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice."
ML King
"The problem with quotations on the Internet is that you cannot confirm their validity"
Abraham Lincoln




"Big Brother wants only to improve your user experiences"
the ghost of George Orwell
"The wealth of your practical experience with sane and interesting problems will give to mathematics a new direction and a new impetus"
Kronecker, to Helmholtz

Kurt Westgaard, Danish Cartoonist, 2009
.. you can speak freely, you can vote, you can speak out any time, there's only one thing you can't do -- you can't be free of being mocked or being offended. that's the condition in Denmark"

In the age of the Internet, anyone can spread a lie around the world, a privilege which, in earlier times, was reserved to the Media. Author unrevealed

Natan Sharansky   Do not "compromise for the sake of stability with those who will come to power -- and who, inevitably, if they have the opportunity to lead as dictators, will try to lead as dictators"

George Orwell> ("Politics and the English Language," 1946 )
"A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? And he will probably ask himself two more: 1. Could I put it more shortly? 2. Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?:"


In the syle of Ranganathan:
There is no paper so bad that it cannot be published.
OR "Every paper has its journal"

But: There are some papers so good that they cannot be published anywhere.

Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of Information Science
Rutgers University
School of Communication and Information (SC&I)
Director of Research, CCICADA, Rutgers

paul.kantor@rutgers.edu



co-Editor, Recommender Systems Handbook - ebook
The SNSRTREE Sensor Fusion Software
Code is on Github
BOXER Bayesian Online Polytomous Classifier
BIGDATA: Mid-Scale: ESCE: Collaborative Research: Discovery and Social Analytics for Large-Scale Scientific Literature.
Try MyArXiv
The Fusion Fest: 2014

Contact Information:
CORE Building, Room 415
96 Frelinghuysen Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018
tel. (848) 932-8811 / / FAX: 732-445-5932
paul.kantor@rutgers.edu

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FORMAL EDUCATION
A.B. Columbia University.
Physics and Mathematics
Ph.D. Princeton University.
Theoretical Physics
Erdos Number 3
Academic Ancestors: Sam B. Treiman, Enrico Fermi
My LIS Graduate Students (Thanks to the MPACT project)

The Area Coordinator, LIS Area of the SC&I Ph.D. Program is currently Prof. Ross Todd . Some other useful information is here


Publications known to DBLP
Links to Most of My Publications , and CV
Google Scholar Profile Faculty Survey (Requires PWD))

SELECTED RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Director, LAIR Labs.
Director of Research, CCICADA DHS Center
Founding Editor-in-Chief (1997-2005) Information Retrieval


Security Informatics and Terrorism-Patrolling the Web
2007 Workshop on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Privacy and Security,
2008 Workshop Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Privacy and Security,

TEACHING INTERESTS
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach. This course meets part of the Rutgers Math CORE requirement.
Experiment and Evaluation of Information Systems
MLIS 551 Information Retrieval
Research Foundations
Introduction to Communication, LIS and Media Processes
Economics of Information
ITI-410 Electronic Commerce

LABORATORIES
Director: LAIR Laboratories
CENTER
Director of Research: CCICADA DHS Center
Chair: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Privacy and Security


OFFICE HOURS
by appointment
If I am not in the office, try the lab, Room 302.

Information Science Research at LIS, SC&I covers many areas. Interested students are invited to apply.

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Implantable Cardiac Devices
Optimal Allocation of Nuclear Detectors: Deceptive Detection Strategies
MMS: Retrospective/Prospective Event Detection
AntWorld: Networked Information Finding
Semantic Dimensionality: Data Fusion for IR
Dynamic Brain Image Archives
HITIQA High Quality Interactive Question Answering.


the first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool." Richard Feynman
From lecture "What is and What Should be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society", given at the Galileo Symposium in Italy, 1964.

Another view of my work, with thanks to George Price

"I am always willing to collaborate "
Charlie Brown
Recent Collaborators

Fellow, American Association for the
Advancement of Science AAAS
Member, Rutgers Center for
Operations Research RUTCOR
Member, Center for Discrete
Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science DIMACS
Former Member DyDAn The Homeand Security Center for Dynamic Data Analysis

PERSONAL INFORMATION
For other photos and interesting images


Brief Resume (HTML Format)
Publications known to DBLP

A talk on Measurement and Observation:
Most Recet Current University Service
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Member, SC&I REsearch Development Committee
  • Organzational COI Board




    Personal Information

    Favorite Single Book: Through the Looking Glass
    Most enjoyed author: Jorge Luis Borges.
    Hobbies:
    Private Pilot (Single Engine Land;Since June 25, 2001 )
    Research and Choreographing Eastern European, Balkan, and Middle Eastern folk dance
    Family Info:
    Married: Carole Kantor, Associate Director, the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials.
    Sons: Michael Kantor,
    David Kantor

    Paul Kantor's work at Case Western Reserve University
    is described in the book, available online, particularly Chapter 13

     I am interested in Folk Dance Choreography
    Quadrilles Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL8eb98KG2k
    Quadrilles Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SpM_dFYucc
    Quadrilles Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1-NTkChJlQ
    


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