Dr. Alexander Troussov of IBM
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CV of Dr. Alexander Troussov (IBM Ireland)

Alexander Troussov is chief scientist in IBM Dublin Centre for Advanced Studies and chief scientist of IBM LanguageWare group, which has around 30 permanent staff, including software architects, developers, managers and scientists. He has worked at IBM Ireland since 2000.
    Dr Troussov received B.Sc in mathematics and Ph.D in mathematics from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 1973 and 1984 respectively.
    He has more than 30 years of research and development experience including about 10 years of industrial research. He has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal and conference papers in algebra, prediction theory, natural language processing and social networking. He has 6 patents and patent applications. He also worked as a software developer in various roles (software architect, project manager, developer) for about 15 years.

    In 2000 he joined IBM as the Architect of IBM Dictionary and Linguistic tools group, known now as IBM LanguageWare group. As the LanguageWare group architect, Dr. Troussov developed new methods for the optimisation of finite state processing for morphological analysis, worked on computational models for compounding languages, and on other problems of subsententional text processing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languageware). As CAS Chief Scientist, Dr. Alexander Troussov lead IBM Ireland’s participation in the 3 year integrated 6th framework EU project NEPOMUK, where the IBM team developed tools for semantic text analysis and network mining. These tools allows for semiautomatic producing of semantic metainformation needed for content management.

    From 1997 to 1999, Alexander Troussov served as Telematics Application Engineer, with the responsibility to lead technical policy, in STACCIS Project “Support for Telematics Applications Cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States” (www.ednes.org/staccis), funded by the EC and co-ordinated by UNESCO.
    He has been a visiting scientist with CNRS in France and NOAA in USA. In the National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, USA, he developed a fuzzy classifier for Weather (Environmental) Scenario Generator database, which provides an intelligent search mechanism to locate desired conditions in historical archives and available resources. The project, which is jointly developed by several agencies, was presented at the conference WEBSIM 1999 in San Francisco. Also as visiting scientist in Observatoire de Nice, France, Dr. Troussov worked on numerical simulation in cosmology, in particular he developed new algorithms for Fast Legendre Transform and for numerical simulation of Burgers’ equation.
    From 1990 until 1997 he was Senior Researcher at International Institute for Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Moscow, Russian Academy of Science. From 1997 until 2003 he was Lead Scientific Researcher at Joint Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Science (2000-2003 – visiting Lead Scientific Researcher).
    From 1982 until 1990 he was Senior Researcher at Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow, Academy of Science. He was involved in development of new methods for pattern recognition and reliability estimation of earthquake prone areas. He was also system manager supporting MS DOS and UNIX operating systems.
    From 1979 until 1982 he was a PhD student at Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. In 1981, in parallel to his PhD study, he was also part-time assistant lecturer at Moscow State University and co-author of a textbook on mathematics for graduate students.
    From 1973 until 1979 he worked as Senior Engineer at Precision Mechanics and Computing Techniques Institute, Moscow, Russian Academy of Science that was one of the leading Russian computer centres and the birthplace of the original Russian computer, BESM-6. He was involved in a number of system programming projects, including the development of a compiler for PASCAL.

Selected Recent Publications:
  • Gurbatov, S.N., Troussov, A.V. The decay of multiscale signals: deterministic model of the Burgers turbulence. Physica D, 2000.
  • Troussov, A., B. O’Donovan, S. Koskenniemi, and N. Glushnev, “Per-Node Optimization of Finite-State Mechanisms for Natural Language Processing,” Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science N 2588, Springer-Verlag, pp.223–227, (2003).
  • Troussov, A. and O’Donovan, B. “Statistics of Morphological Finite-State Transition Networks Obey the Power Law,” Proceedings of the International Conference RANLP – 2003 (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) 10-12 September 2003, p 479-483, Borovets, Bulgaria
  • Glushnev, N., O'Donovan, B., and Troussov, A. “Efficient Implementation of Morphological Finite-State Transition Networks Employing their Statistical Properties, ” Proceedings of 2003 International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering, October 26-28 2003, Beijing, China
  • Kinsella, S., Harth, A., Troussov, A., Sogrin, M., Judge, J., Hayes, C., and Breslin, J. Navigating and Annotating Semantically-Enabled Networks of People and Associated Objects. In Why Context Matters: Applications of Social Network Analysis (T. Friemel, ed.), VS Verlag, 2008, ISBN 3531163280, pp. 79-96. 
  • Troussov, A, Judge, J., Sogrin, M., Akrout, A., Davis, B., and Handschuh, S. "A Linguistic Light Approach to Multilingualism in Lexical Layers for Ontologies", SLT, vol 12, Polish Phonetics Association, ed. G. Demanko, K. Jassem, S. Szpakowicz.
  • Davis, B., Handschuh, S., Troussov, A., Judge, J., and Sogrin, M. "Linguistically Light Lexical Extensions for Ontologies". Proceedings of the 6th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) in Marrakech, Morocco 26th May - 1st June 2008.
  • Troussov, A., Judge, J., Sogrin, M., Bogdan, C., Lannero, P., Edlund, H., and Sundblad, Y. "Navigation Networked Data using Polycentric Fuzzy Queries and the Pile UI Metaphor". Proceedings of the International SoNet Workshop (2008), pp. 5-12
  • Troussov, A., Sogrin, A., Judge, J., and Botvich, D. "Mining Socio-Semantic Networks Using Spreading Activation Technique". Proceedings of I-KNOW ’08 and I-MEDIA '08, Graz, Austria, September 3-5, 2008.
  • Troussov, A., Levner, E., Bogdan, C., Judge, J., Botvich, D. "Spread of Activation Methods", in Dynamic and Advanced Data Mining for Progressing Technological Development, Y. Xiang and S. Ali (eds) IGI Global, 2009.
  • Troussov, A., Parra, D., and Brusilovsky, P. Spreading Activation Approach to Tag-aware Recommenders: Modeling Similarity on Multidimensional Networks. In: D. Jannach, et al. (eds.) Proceedings of Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web at the 2009 ACM conference on Recommender systems, RecSys '09, New York, NY, October 25, 2009.
  • Nevidomsky, A., and Troussov, A. "Structure and Dynamics of Enterprise 2.0 Communities". Web Science Conference 2010(WebSci10), Raleigh, North Carolina, 26&27 April 2010.