Victor E. Lee
 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
 John Carroll University
 1 John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio 44118

  vlee @


Research and Professional Interests

Applying data mining to social and complex networks; big data analytics; database design; high performance computing; bioinformatics; linguistics and natural language processing; integrating computational thinking into interdisciplinary and liberal arts education.


Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Ph.D, Computer Science, 2012
    Dissertation: "RoleSim and RoleMatch: Role-based similarity and graph matching"
    Advisor: Ruoming Jin

Stanford University, Stanford, California
M.S. Electrical Engineering
    Concentration: Solid State Circuits and VLSI

University of California, Berkeley, California
B.S. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    Highest Honors


Peer-Reviewed Papers

Book Chapters

         Victor E. Lee, Ning Ruan, Ruoming Jin: Decision Trees: Theory and Algorithms, in Data Classification: Algorithms and Applications, ed. Charu Aggarwal, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2014.

  • Victor E. Lee, Ning Ruan, Ruoming Jin, Charu Aggarwal: "A Survey of Algorithms for Dense Subgraph Discovery," in Managing and Mining Graph Data, ed. Charu Aggarwal and Haixun Wang, Springer, 2010.

Workshop Presentations

  • Victor Lee, Ruoming Jin, Hui Hong: Axiomatic Ranking of Network Role Similarity, Beihang University Graduate Academic Forum, Beijing, China, October 2011
  • Victor Lee, Ruoming Jin, Ning Ruan, Scott McCallen: Dynamic Module Discovery in Temporal Complex Networks, SDM Workshop on Analysis of Dynamic Networks, 2009.

Teaching Experience


Visiting Assistant Professor, John Carroll University, Ohio

2012 -present

Adjunct Instructor, University of Mount Union, Ohio

2006 - 2011

Lecturer, Kent State University, Ohio

2007, 2011

ESL Teacher, DeKalb Technical College, Georgia

2002 - 2005

Courses Taught


Introductory Courses

  • Information Management
  • Programming / Software Applications
  • Web Design & Image Processing

Courses for Computer Science Majors:

  • Computer Organization
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems Design
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Patterns

Industry and Management Experience


ESL Lead Teacher, DeKalb Technical College, Georgia

2003 - 2005


Founded an evening campus for adult English as a Second Language instruction. Supervised nine employees and over 200 students.


Technology Transfer Engineering Manager, Rambus Inc., California

1998 - 2000


Built and led a multidisciplinary team which guided client companies worldwide through the implementation of Rambus memory technology, resulting in mass production of the fastest personal computer memory system.


Design Engineer, Rambus Inc., California


Circuit Design Engineer, Mosel-Vitelic Inc., California


Awards and Honors

  • Presenter, Beihang University Graduate Academic Forum, Beijing, China, October 2011
  • U.S. Patent 6,671,836: Method and Apparatus for Testing Memory, L. Lai, V. Lee, J. Gasbarro
  • Solid State Affiliates Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Graduated with Highest Honors, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Activities

  • Conference and Journal reviewer: ICDE, KDD, PAKDD, SDM, ICDM, EBDT, KAIS, SNAKDD
  • Member of IEEE, ACM, and SIAM
  • Panelist, Big Data Symposium, John Carroll University, April 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Univ. of Mount Union Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society, 2011
  • Judge, Ohio District 13 Science Fair, 2011


Revised Dec. 30, 2013