Richie Frost
Master student.

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  • AI Pro: Data Processing Framework for AI Models
    By Richie Frost,    Deb Paul,    Feifei Li
    In Proceedings of 34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019), pages 1980-1983, April, 2019.

    We present AI Pro, an open-source framework for data processing with Artificial Intelligence (AI) models. Our framework empowers its users with immense capability to transform raw data into meaningful information with a simple configuration file. AI Pro%u2019s configuration file generates a data pipeline from start to finish with as many data transformations as desired. AI Pro supports major deep learning frameworks and Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), which allows users to choose models from any AI frameworks supported by ONNX. Its wide range of features and user friendly web interface grants everyone the opportunity to broaden their AI application horizons, irrespective of the user%u2019s technical expertise. AI Pro has all the quintessential features to perform end-to-end data processing, which we demonstrate using two real world scenarios.

  • 2017

  • Compass: Spatio Temporal Sentiment Analysis of US Election
    By Debjyoti Paul,    Feifei Li,    Murali Krishna Teja,    Xin Yu,    Richie Frost
    In Proceedings of 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2017), pages 1585-1594, August, 2017.

    With the widespread growth of various social network tools and platforms, analyzing and understanding societal response and crowd reaction to important and emerging social issues and events through social media data is increasingly an important problem. However, there are numerous challenges towards realizing this goal effectively and efficiently, due to the unstructured and noisy nature of social media data. The large volume of the underlying data also presents a fundamental challenge. Furthermore, in many application scenarios, it is often interesting, and in some cases critical, to discover patterns and trends based on geographical and/or temporal partitions, and keep track of how they will change overtime. This brings up the interesting problem of spatio-temporal sentiment analysis from large-scale social media data. This paper investigates this problem through a data science project called US Election 2016, What Twitter Says. The objective is to discover sentiment on Twitter towards either the democratic or the republican party at US county and state levels over any arbitrary temporal intervals, using a large collection of geotagged tweets from a period of 6 months leading up to the US Presidential Election in 2016. Our results demonstrate that by integrating and developing a combination of machine learning and data management techniques, it is possible to do this at scale with effective outcomes. The results of our project have the potential to be adapted towards solving and influencing other interesting social issues such as building neighborhood happiness and health indicators.