Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Department of Information Systems Engineering

 

Prof. Mark Last


 

Phone: +972-8-6461397

Fax: +972-8-6477527

E-mail: {mlast}@bgu.ac.il

 

 

 


Education

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Tel-Aviv University (2000)

 


Research Interests

Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD), Data Mining, Software Testing, Text Mining, Data Warehousing, Fuzzy Logic, Cyber Intelligence.

Research Projects

Data Mining / Software Quality Engineering Laboratory

ISG (Israeli Smart Grid)

ADAMA - Autonomous Dynamic Analysis of Metaphor and Analogy

Info-Fuzzy Network (IFN)

MUltilingual Sentence Extractor (MUSE)

Web Search Clustering System (completed)

Past Conferences

The Second International Conference on Fighting Terror in Cyberspace (FTC05)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel  Sunday, December 11, 2005

 

The 4th Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference 2006 (AWIC 2006)

co-located with The Second Workshop on Algorithmic Techniques for Data Mining (ATDM 2006)

Beer-Sheva, Israel - June 5-7, 2006

 

IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM 2007)

Special Session on Web Intelligence and Web Mining

Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 2007

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Web Intelligence and Security, Dead Sea, Israel - November 18-20, 2009

Data mining for Business Intelligence - Bridging the Gap

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel , Thursday, March 7, 2013

Software Quality and Testing Academia and Industry SymposiumBen-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, May 28, 2013.


Selected Publications (see my profile on Google Scholar)

Books

  1. O. Maimon and M. Last, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining – The Info-Fuzzy Network (IFN) Methodology, Kluwer Publishers, Massive Computing, December 2000. 

Publisher’s web site: http://www.springer.com/computer/security+and+cryptology/book/978-0-7923-6647-8

Authors web site: http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~maimon/ifn-kdd/  

  1. A. Kandel, M. Last, and H. Bunke, Editors, "Data Mining and Computational Intelligence", Physica-Verlag, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 68, 2001. 

  2. M. Last, A. Kandel, and H. Bunke (Editors), Artificial Intelligence Methods in Software Testing, World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 56, June 2004.

  3. M. Last, A. Kandel, and H. Bunke (Editors), Data Mining in Time Series Databases, World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 57, June 2004.

  4. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last, A. Kandel, "Graph-Theoretic Techniques for Web Content Mining", World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 62, 2005.

  5. M. Last and A. Kandel (Editors), Fighting Terror in Cyberspace, World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 65, 2005.

  6. M. Last, P. S. Szczepaniak, Z. Volkovich, and A. Kandel (Editors), Advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 23, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

  7. A. Kandel, H. Bunke, and M. Last (Editors), Applied Graph Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Springer-Verlag, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 52, 2007.

  8. H. Bunke, A. Kandel, and M. Last (Editors), Applied Pattern Recognition,  Springer-Verlag, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 91, 2008.

  9. M. Last and A. Kandel (Editors), Web Intelligence and Security - Advances in Data and Text Mining Techniques for Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Activities on the Web, IOS Press, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D: Information and Communication Security, Vol. 27, 2010.

Refereed Journals

    1. O. Maimon and M. Last, "FMS Control Design: an Information Value Approach", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 123-132, 1992.
    2. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-Efficient Design of an Automatic Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor", Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 421-434, 1993.
    3. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-Efficient Robotic Control", Robotica, Vol. 12, pp. 157-163, 1994.
    4. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-efficient control of discrete event stochastic systems", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 23-33, 1997. Full Text
    5. O. Maimon, A. Kandel, and M. Last, "Information-Theoretic Fuzzy Approach to Data Reliability and Data Mining", Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 183-194, 2001. Full Text
    6. M. Last, Y. Klein, A. Kandel, Knowledge Discovery in Time Series Databases, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 31: Part B, No. 1, pp. 160-169, Feb. 2001. Full Text
    7. M. Last, A. Kandel, O. Maimon, Information-Theoretic Algorithm for Feature Selection, Pattern Recognition Letters, 22 (6-7), pp. 799-811, 2001. Full Text
    8. A. Schenker, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Fuzzification of an Object-Oriented Database System, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 432-441, 2001.
    9. W. Rodriguez, M. Last, A. Kandel and H. Bunke, "Geometric Approach to Data Mining", International Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 363-386, 2001.  Abstract
    10. A. Schenker, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Evaluation of Fuzzy Rules Extracted from Data, Fuzzy Economic Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, November 2001, pp. 3 - 21. Full paper (PDF)
    11. M. Vanmali, M. Last, A. Kandel, Using a Neural Network in the Software Testing Process, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 45-62, January 2002. Full paper (PDF)
    12. M. Last, Online Classification of Nonstationary Data Streams, Intelligent Data Analysis, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 129-147, 2002. Full paper (PDF)
    13. M. Last and A. Kandel, " Perception-based Analysis of Engineering Experiments in Semiconductor Industry", International Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 107 – 126, 2002.
    14. M. Last, O. Maimon, E. Minkov, Improving Stability of Decision Trees, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 145-159, 2002. Full paper (PDF)
    15. J. Wachs, H. Stern, M. Last, Color Face Segmentation Using a Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG), Special Issue on soft computing for image and pattern analysis, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 587-601, 2002.
    16. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, and A. Kandel, Fuzzy c-Means with Genetically Adaptive Scaling, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG), Special Issue on soft computing for image and pattern analysis, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 557-572, 2002.
    17. M. Last, H. Bunke, and A. Kandel, A Feature-Based Serial Approach to Classifier Combination, Pattern Analysis and Applications (PAA), No. 5, pp. 385-398, 2002. Full paper (PDF)
    18. M. Last and O. Maimon, A Compact and Accurate Model for Classification, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 203-215, February 2004. Full paper (PDF)
    19. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, "Classification of Web Documents Using Graph Matching", International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Graph Matching in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 475-496, 2004.
    20. M. Last and A. Kandel, Discovering Useful and Understandable Patterns in Manufacturing Data, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 49, Issues 3-4, 31, pp. 137-152, December 2004.
    21. W. Rodriguez, M. Last, A. Kandel and H. Bunke, 3-Dimensional Curve Similarity Using String Matching, Robotics and Autonomous Systems ,Vol. 49, Issues 3-4, 31, pp. 165-172, December 2004.
    22. Y. Elovici, A. Kandel, M. Last, B. Shapira, O. Zaafrany, Using Data Mining Techniques for Detecting Terror-Related Activities on the Web, Journal of Information Warfare, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 17-29, 2004. Full paper (PDF)
    23. S. Dick, A. Meeks, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, Data Mining in Software Metric Databases, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 145, Issue 1, pp. 81-110, July 2004.
    24. M. Last, M. Friedman, and A. Kandel, Using Data Mining for Automated Software Testing", International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE), Special Issue on Data Mining for Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 369-393, August 2004.
    25. M. Last and S. Eyal, A Fuzzy-Based Lifetime Extension of Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 149, Issue 1, January 2005, pp. 131-147, Special Issue on Fuzzy Sets in Knowledge Discovery. Abstract and Full Paper
    26. A. Cohen, E. Korach, M. Last and R. Ohayon, "Fuzzy Based Paths Ordering Algorithm for QoS Routing in Non-Deterministic Communication Networks", Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 150, Issue 3, pp. 401–417, March 2005.
    27. Ch. Glezer, M. Last, E. Nahmani , P. Shoval, "Quality and Comprehension of UML Interaction Diagrams – an Experimental Comparison", Information & Software Technology, Vol. 47, pp. 675-692, 2005.
    28. A. Schenker, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Design and Implementation of a Web Mining System for Organizing Search Engine Results, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 607-625, June 2005.  Full Text.
    29. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, M. Last, A. Kandel, and O. Kipersztok, Real-Time Data Mining of Non-Stationary Data Streams from Sensor Networks, Information Fusion, Special Issue on Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 344-353, 2008. Full Text
    30. Z. Reynolds, H. Bunke, M. Last, and A. Kandel, "Comparing Representative Selection Strategies for Dissimilarity Representations", International Journal of Intelligent Systems Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1093-1109, October 2006. Full Text
    31. M. Friedman, M. Last, Y. Makover, and A. Kandel, "Anomaly Detection in Web Documents using Crisp and Fuzzy-based Cosine Clustering Methodology", Information Sciences, Special Issue on Advances in Fuzzy Logic, Vol. 177, Issue 2, pp. 467–475, January 2007.  Full Text.
    32. M. Sh  Levin and M. Last, "Combinatorial Problems in Multi-Function System Testing", Applied Intelligence, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 107–126, August 2006.  Full Text.
    33. D. Braha, Y. Elovici, and M. Last, "A Theory of Actionable Data Mining with Application to Semiconductor Manufacturing Control", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 45, No. 13, pp. 3059–3084, July 2007.  Full paper (PDF)
    34. A. Engel and M. Last, "Modeling Systems' VVT Costs & Risks Using Fuzzy Logic Paradigm", The Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 80, pp. 817–835, 2007.  Full Text.
    35. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, M. Last, and A. Kandel, "Info-Fuzzy Algorithms for Mining Dynamic Data Streams" ASOC (Applied Soft Computing), Special Issue on Soft Computing for Dynamic Data Mining, Volume 8, Issue 4, September 2008, pp.1283-1294. Full Text
    36. A. Markov, M. Last, and A. Kandel, The Hybrid Representation Model for Web Document Classification, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 654-679, 2008. Full paper (PDF)
    37. D. Prilutsky, B. Rogachev, M. Vorobiov, M. Zlotnik, M. Last, L. Lobel, R. S Marks, New Dynamic Component Chemiluminescent Sensor for Assessing Circulating Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Activity of Peritoneal Dialysis Patients, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 80, No. 13, pp. 5131-5138,  2008. Full Text.
    38. M. Last, G. Danon, Sh. Biderman, E. Miron, Optimizing a Batch Manufacturing Process through Interpretable Data Mining Models, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Volume 20, Number 5, pp. 523-534, October  2009Full Text.
    39. Y. Elovici, B. Shapira, M. Last, O. Zaafrany, M. Friedman, M. Schneider, and A. Kandel, “Detection of Access to Terror-Related Web Sites Using an Advanced Terror Detection System (ATDS)”,  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Vol. 61 Issue 2, pp. 405-418, 2010. Full paper (PDF).
    40. D. Alberg, M. Last, A. Ben-Yair, "Induction of Mean Output Prediction Trees from Continuous Temporal Meteorological Data", Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods (JAQM), Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 485-495, Winter 2009. Full Text.
    41. M. Last, G. Avrahami, and A. Kandel, Using Data Mining Techniques for Optimizing Traffic Signal Plans at an Urban Intersection, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 603-620, July 2011. Full Text
    42. M. Last, A. Sinaiski, and H. S. Subramania, "Condition-based Maintenance with Multi-Target Classification Models", New Generation Computing, Special Issue on Hybrid and Ensemble Methods in Machine Learning, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 245-260, July 2011.
    43. D. Prilutsky, B. Rogachev, R. S. Marks, L. Lobel, M. Last, Classification of infectious diseases based on chemiluminescent signatures of phagocytes in whole blood, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 153-163, 2011.  Abstract. Full Text
    44. D. Prilutsky, E. Shneider, A. Shefer, B. Rogachev, L. Lobel, M. Last, R. Marks, "Differentiation between viral and bacterial acute infections using chemiluminescent signatures of circulating phagocytes", Analytical Chemistry, 83 (11), pp 4258-4265.  Full Text
    45. S. Kisilevich, Ch. S. Ang, and M. Last, "A large scale analysis of patterns of self-disclosure among users of online social networks: A Russian context", Knowledge and Information Systems Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp.  609-628Full Text
    46. D. Alberg, M. Last, and A. Kandel, "Knowledge discovery in data streams with regression tree methods ", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 69-78, January/February 2012Full Text
    47. D. Agarwal, D. E. Tamir, M. Last, and A. Kandel, A Comparative Study of Artificial Neural Networks and Info-Fuzzy Networks as Automated Oracles in Software Testing", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, Vol. 42, No. 5, Sept. 2012, pp.1183-1193. Full Text
    48. M. Litvak, M. Last, and A. Kandel, "DegExt - A Language-Independent Keyphrase Extractor", Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing (AIHC), June 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 377-387.  Full Text
    49. M. Litvak and M. Last, "Cross-lingual training of summarization systems using annotated corpora in a foreign language", Information Retrieval. Full Text.
    50. Y. Neuman, D. Assaf, Y. Cohen, M. Last, Sh. Argamon, N. Howard, O. Frieder (2013). "Metaphor Identification in Large Texts Corpora", PLoS ONE 8(4): e62343. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062343. Full Text.
    51. M. Last and M. Roizman (2013). "Avoiding the Look-Ahead Pathology of Decision Tree Learning", International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 974 987. Full Text.
    52. M. Last, T. Tassa, and A. Zhmudyak (2013). Improving Accuracy of Classification Models Induced from Anonymized Datasets, Information Sciences. Full Text.

Chapters in Books

    1. O. Maimon, A. Kandel, and M. Last, "Fuzzy Approach to Data Reliability", Knowledge Management in Fuzzy Databases, Pons, O. et al., Eds., Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 89-101, 2000.
    2. O. Maimon, A. Kandel, and M. Last, "Information-Theoretic Fuzzy Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Databases", Advances in Soft Computing - Engineering Design and Manufacturing, R. Roy, T. Furuhashi and P.K. Chawdhry (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 315-326, 1999.  Compressed postsrcipt or acrobat (PDF).   Publisher web site: http://www.springer.de/comp/
    3. M. Last, A. Schenker, and A. Kandel, Applying Fuzzy Hypothesis Testing to Medical Data, In New Directions in Rough Sets, Data Mining, and Granular-Soft Computing, N. Zhong, A. Skowron, and S. Ohsuga (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series, Vol. 1711, Springer-Verlag, pp. 221-229, 1999.  Compressed postscript or acrobat (PDF)Volume web site
    4. M. Last, O. Maimon, and A. Kandel, Knowledge Discovery in Mortality Records: An Info-Fuzzy Approach, in Medical Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, K. Cios (Ed.), Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 60, Springer-Verlag, pp. 211-235, 2001.  Compressed postscript or acrobat (PDF). Volume web site
    5. M. Last and A. Kandel, Fuzzification and Reduction of Information-Theoretic Rule Sets, in Data Mining and Computational Intelligence, A. Kandel, M. Last, and H. Bunke (Eds), Physica-Verlag, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 68, pp. 63-93, 2001. Full paper (PDF)
    6. M. Last and A. Kandel, Data Mining for Process and Quality Control in the Semiconductor Industry, "Data Mining for Design and Manufacturing: Methods and Applications", D. Braha (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 207-234, 2001. Full paper (PDF)
    7. M. Last and A. Kandel, Fuzzy Comparison of Frequency Distributions, Soft Methods in Probability, Statistics, and Data Analysis, P. Grzegorzewski et al. (Editors), Physica-Verlag, Advances in Soft Computing, pp. 219 – 227, 2002.
    8. M. Last and A. Kandel, Automated Test Reduction Using an Info-Fuzzy Network, T.M. Khoshgoftaar (Ed.), Software Engineering with Computational Intelligence, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 235 – 258, 2003.
    9. M. Last and A. Kandel Automated Quality Assurance of Continuous Data, Systematic Organization of Information in Fuzzy Systems, P. Melo-Pinto, H.-N. Teodorescu, and T. Fukuda (Editors), IOS Press, NATO ASI Series, pp. 89-104, 2003.
    10. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, and A. Kandel, Clustering of Web Documents using a Graph Model", to appear in "Web Document Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities", Apostolos Antonacopoulos and Jianying Hu (Editors), World Scientific, 2003.
    11. G. Zeira, M. Last, O. Maimon, Segmentation of Continuous Data Streams Based on a Change Detection Methodology, to appear in "Knowledge Discovery in Advanced Information Systems", H.-N. Teodorescu, N.R. Pal,   and L.C. Jain (Editors), Springer-Verlag, 2003.
    12. G. Zeira, O. Maimon, M. Last, L. Rokach, Change Detection in Classification Models Induced from Time Series Data, to appear in Data Mining in Time Series Databases, M. Last, A. Kandel, and H. Bunke (Editors), World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, 2004.
    13. P. Saraph, M. Last, A. Kandel, Test Set Generation and Reduction with Artificial Neural Networks, in M. Last, A. Kandel, and H. Bunke (Editors), Artificial Intelligence Methods in Software Testing, World Scientific, pp. 101-132, 2004.
    14. M. Last and M. Friedman, Black-Box Testing with Info-Fuzzy Networks, in M. Last, A. Kandel, and H. Bunke (Editors), Artificial Intelligence Methods in Software Testing, World Scientific, pp. 21-50, 2004.
    15. M. Last, B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, O. Zaafrany, A. Kandel, "Intelligent Technology for Content Monitoring on The Web", In Y. Zhang A. Kandel, T. Y. Lin and Y. Yao (Editors), "Computational Web Intelligence: Intelligent Technology for Web Applications", Chapter 25, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 58, pp. 539-552, World Scientific, 2004.
    16. M. Last, Data Mining for Software Testing, to appear in O. Maimon and L. Rokach (Editors), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook: A Complete Guide for Practitioners and Researchers, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    17. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last and A. Kandel, "Polynomial Time Complexity Graph Distance Computation for Web Content Mining" in M. Basu and T. Ho  (Editors), "Data Complexity in Pattern Recognition" (DCPR), pp. 197 – 215, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
    18. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last and A. Kandel, „Clustering and Classification of Web Documents Using a Graph Model, in C. H. Chen and P. S. P. Wang (editors), Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, pp. 287–301, World Scientific Publishing Company, third edition, 2005.
    19. M. Friedman, M. Schneider, M. Last, O. Zaafrany and A. Kandel, "Anomaly Detection in Web Documents using Computationally Intelligent Methods of Fuzzy-Based Clustering", to appear in Ambient Intelligence, Wireless Networking, Ubiquitous Computing, A. Vasilakos and W. Pedrycz (Eds.), Artech House, 2005.
    20. A. Markov and M. Last, "Identification of Terrorist Web Sites with Cross-Lingual Classification Tools", in M. Last and A. Kandel (Editors), Fighting Terror in Cyberspace, World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 65, pp. 117-141, 2005.
    21. M. Last, "Using Data Mining Technology for Terrorist Detection on the Web", in M. Last and A. Kandel (Editors), Fighting Terror in Cyberspace, World Scientific, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 65, pp. 41-62, 2005.
    22. Gil Rachlin and M. Last, Predicting Stock Trends with Time Series Data Mining and Web Content Mining, in M. Last, P. S. Szczepaniak, Z. Volkovich, and A. Kandel (Editors), Advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 23, pp. 181-190, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
    23. Michael Roizman and M. Last, Look-Ahead Mechanism Integration in Decision Tree Induction Models, in M. Last, P. S. Szczepaniak, Z. Volkovich, and A. Kandel (Editors), Advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 23, pp. 285-294, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
    24. M. Last, Data Mining, in Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, L. A. M. Colarik & J. Janczewski  (Editors), Information Science Reference, pp. 358-365, 2008.
    25. M. Last, S. Elnekave, A. Naor, and V. Shonfeld, "Predicting Wine Quality from Agricultural Data with Single-Objective and Multi-Objective Data Mining Algorithms", Chapter 7 in T. Warren Liao and Evangelos Triantaphyllou (Editors), Recent Advances on Mining of Enterprise Data: Algorithms and Applications, World Scientific, Series on Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 6, pp. 323-365, 2007.
    26. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last, and A. Kandel, "Clustering of Web Documents Using Graph Matching",  in Applied Graph Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, A. Kandel, H. Bunke, and M. Last (Editors), Springer, pp. 247-265, 2007.
    27. A. Markov, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Fast Categorization of Web Documents Represented by Graphs, in Advances in Web Mining and Web Usage Analysis - 8th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web, WEBKDD 2006, Revised Papers,  O. Nasraoui, M. Spiliopoulou, J. Srivastava, B. Mobasher, B. Masand (Eds), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS/LNAI), Vol. 4811, 2007, pp. 56-71.
    28. Y. Elovici, B. Shapira, M. Last, O. Zaafrany, M. Friedman, M. Schneider, A. Kandel, Content-Based Detection of Terrorists Browsing the Web Using an Advanced Terror Detection System (ATDS), in Terrorism Informatics, Knowledge Management and Data Mining for Homeland Security, Chen, H., Reid, E., Sinai, J., Silke, A., Ganor, B (Eds), Springer Integrated Series in Information Systems, Vol. 18, 2008, pp. 365-384.
    29. B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, M. Last, A. Kandel, Enhancement to the Advanced Terrorists Detection System (ATDS), in "Security Informatics and Terrorism - Patrolling the Web", P. Cantor and B. Shapira (Eds), IOS Press NATO Series, Vol. 15, 2008, pp. 71 - 81.
    30. S. Elnekave, M. Last, O. Maimon, Measuring Similarity Between Trajectories of Mobile Objects, in Applied Pattern Recognition, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, M. Last (Eds), Springer-Verlag Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 91, 2008, pp. 101-128.
    31. M. Last, Filtering Multi-Lingual Terrorist Content with Graph-Theoretic Classification Tools, In “Mining Massive Data Sets for Security, Advances in Data Mining, Search, Social Networks and Text Mining, and their Applications to Security”, F. Fogelman-Soulié, D. Perrota, J. Piskorski, and R. Steinberg (Editors), IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 323-330.
    32. P. Shoval, A. Yampolsky, M. Last, Data Modeling and Functional Modeling - Examining the Preferred Order of Using UML Class Diagrams and Use Cases, in Innovations in Information Systems Modeling: Methods and Best Practices, T.A. Halpin, J. Krogstie, and H.A. Proper (Editors), IGI Global, Ch. 7, pp. 122-142, December 2008.
    33. M. Last, Y. Mendelson, S. Chakrabarty, K. Batra, Early Warning from Car Warranty Data using a Fuzzy Logic Technique, in Scalable Fuzzy Algorithms for Data Management and Analysis: Methods and Design, A. Laurent and M.-J. Lesot (Editors), IGI Global, 2009, pp. 347-364.
    34. M. Last and M. Litvak, Language-independent Techniques for Automated Text Summarization, in Web Intelligence and Security - Advances in Data and Text Mining Techniques for Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Activities on the Web�, M. Last and A. Kandel (Editors), IOS Press, 2010, pp. 207-237.
    35. M. Litvak, M. Last, H. Aizenman, I. Gobits, and A. Kandel, DegExt - A Language-Independent Graph-Based Keyphrase Extractor�, in Advances in Intelligent Web Mastering - 3,  E. Mugellini, P. Szczepaniak, M. C. Pettenati, and M. Sokhn (Editors),  Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 2011, pp. 121-130.
    36. S. Kisilevich and M. Last, Exploring gender differences in member profiles of an online dating site across 35 countries, In M. Atzmueller, A. Hotho, M. Strohmaier, and A. Chin (Editors),  Analysis of Social Media and Ubiquitous Data, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6904, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 57-78.
    37. N. Alalouf, M. Friedman, and M. Last, �Automated Detection of Terrorist Web Documents using Fuzzy Lexicons with Fuzzy-based Clustering Methodology�, In E. Duman and A. Atiya (Editors), Use of Risk Analysis in Computer-Aided Persuasion, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Volume 88, IOS Press, 2011, pp. 113-129.
    38. M. Last, A. Zhmudyak, H. Halpert, S. Chakrabarty (2013). "Multi-dimensional Failure Probability Estimation in Automotive Industry Based on Censored Warranty Data".  In R. Kruse et al. (Eds.), Synergies of Soft Computing and Statistics for Intelligent Data Analysis, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg , Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 190, pp. 507-515. Full Text.

Refereed Conferences

  1. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-efficient control of robotic systems", Proc. of Second France Israel Symposium on Robotics, Saclay, April 1991.

  2. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-efficient design of robotic systems", Proc. of SPIE Conference on Advances in Intelligent Robotic Systems, Boston, November 1991.

  3. M. Last and O. Maimon, "An Information-Theoretic Approach to Data Mining", the Fifth Int'l Symposium on AI and Math, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 1998. Conference site: http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~amai/

  4. M. Last and A. Kandel, "Automated Perceptions in Data Mining", invited paper, 1999 IEEE International Fuzzy Systems Conference Proceedings, Part I, pp. 190 - 197, Seoul, Korea, August 1999.  Compressed postsrcipt or acrobat (PDF).  Conference site: http://ieeenn.sogang.ac.kr/fuzz-ieee99/.

  5. M. Last, O. Maimon, Automated Dimensionality Reduction of Data Warehouses, Proceedings of DMDW'2000 – the 2nd International Workshop on Design and Management of Data Warehouses, Stockholm, Sweden, June 5-6, 2000.

  6.  M. Last, A. Kandel, O. Maimon, E. Eberbach, Anytime Algorithm for Feature Selection, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC'2000), Banff, Canada, October 16-19, 2000. 

  7. A. Schenker, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Design and Implementation of a Web Mining System for Organizing Search Engine Results, Proceedings of the CAiSE'01 Workshop Data Integration over the Web (DIWeb01), pp. 62 – 75, Interlaken, Switzerland, 4-5 June, 2001. 

  8. A. Schenker, M. Last, and A. Kandel, A Term-Based Algorithm for Hierarchical Clustering of Web Documents, Proceedings of IFSA / NAFIPS 2001, pp. 3076-3081, Vancouver, Canada, July 25-28, 2001.

  9. W. Rodriguez, M. Last, A. Kandel and H. Bunke, 3-Dimensional Curve Similarity Using String Matching, Proceedings of IMS'2001- the 3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Sakarya, Turkey, August 30-31, 2001. 

  10. M. Last and A. Kandel, " Automated Detection of Outliers in Real-World Data", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (InTech’2001), pp. 292-301, Bangkok, Thailand, November 27-29, 2001.

  11. S. Dick, A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, Re-Granulating a Fuzzy Rulebase,  Proceedings of FUZZ-IEEE 2001, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Melbourne, Australia, December 2001.

  12. M. Last, H. Bunke, and A. Kandel, Fuzzy Modeling of the Complexity vs. Accuracy Trade-off in a Sequential Two-Stage Multi-Classifier System, Proceedings of Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Systems 2002 Conference (FSFS 2002), pp. 12-17, Interlaken, Switzerland, February 2002.

  13. M. Last,Data Mining and Computational Intelligence, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2002), pp. 633 - 639, Annecy, France, July 2002.

  14. A. Cohen, E. Korach, M. Last and R. Ohayon, Fuzzy Based Paths Ordering Algorithm in Networks with Imperfect QoS Information, to appear in the Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Telecommunications ICT’2003, February 23 – March 1, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

  15. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, "Classification of Web Documents Using a Graph Model", Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2003), pp. 240 – 244, Edinburg, Scotland, 3-6 August 2003.

  16.  A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, "Graph Representations for Web Document Clustering", Proceedings of the 1st Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IbPRIA 2003), Springer, LNCS 2652, pp. 935 – 942, Puerto de Andratx (Mallorca, Spain) 4-6th June 2003.

  17. M. Last, B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, O. Zaafrany, A. Kandel, "Content-Based Methodology for Anomaly Detection on the Web", Proceedings of Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference (AWIC'03), Advances in Web Intelligence, E. Menasalvas et al. (Editors), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2663, pp. 113 – 123, Madrid, Spain, 5-7 May 2003.

  18. B. Shapira, M. Last, Y. Elovici, O. Zaafrany, A. Kandel, "Using Data Mining for Detecting Terror-Related Activities on the Web", Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2003), University of Reading, June 30 - July, 1, pp. 271-280, 2003.

  19. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel, "Comparison of Distance Measures for Graph-Based Clustering of Documents" in E. Hancock, M. Vento (eds.): Graph Based Representations in Pattern Recognition, Proc. 4th Int. Workshop GBR2003, Springer, LNCS 2726, pp. 202 - 213, York, England, 30th June - 2nd July 2003.

  20. A. Schenker, M. Last, H. Bunke, A. Kandel "A Comparison of Two Novel Algorithms for Clustering Web  Documents", Proceedings of Second International Workshop on Web Document Analysis (WDA2003), pp. 71 – 74, Edinburgh, UK, August 3, 2003.

  21. M. Last, M. Friedman, and A. Kandel, The Data Mining Approach to Automated Software Testing", Proceedings of the Ninth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-2003), pp. 388 - 396, Washington, DC, USA August 24 - 27, 2003.

  22. P. Saraph, M. Last , A. Kandel, „Test Case Generation and Reduction by Automated Input-Output Analysis, Proceedings of 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC 2003), Washington, D.C., USA, October 5–8, 2003.

  23. M. Sh.  Levin and M. Last, "Collection of Test Case Sequences: Covering of Function Cluster Digraph", to appear in the Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2004), Innsbruck, Austria, February 16-18, 2004.

  24. M. Sh.  Levin and M. Last, Multi-Function System Testing, to appear in the Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering (HASE04), Tampa, FL, USA, 25-26 March, 2004.

  25. A. Cohen, E. Korach, M. Last and R. Ohayon, Online Call Allocation for Satellite Resources, to appear in the Proceedings of International Conference on Next Generation Teletraffic and Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking (NEW2AN'04), February 02-06, 2004, St.Petersburg, Russia.

  26. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last, A. Kandel, "Building Graph-Based Classifier Ensembles by Random Node Selection", in F. Roli, J. Kittler, and T. Windeatt (Eds.), Proceedings of International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS2004), LNCS 3077, pp. 214-222, Springer-Verlag, 2004.

  27. M. Sh  Levin and M. Last, Test Case Sequences in System Testing: Selection of Test Cases for a Chain (Sequence) of Function Clusters to appear in the Proceedings of the 17th Int. Conf. on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE 2004), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Ottawa, Canada, May 17-20, 2004.

  28. M. Friedman, M. Schneider, M. Last, O. Zaafrany and A. Kandel, „ A New Approach for Fuzzy Clustering of Web Documents, Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2004), pp. 377 – 381, Budapest, Hungary, July 25-29, 2004.

  29. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last, A. Kandel, "Comparison of Algorithms for Web Document Clustering using Graph Representations of Data", Proceedings of the Joint IAPR International Workshop on Syntactical and Structural Pattern Recognition (SSPR2004), Lisbon, Portugal, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3138, pp. 190-197, August 2004.

  30. O. Zaafrany, B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, M. Last, M. Friedman, M. Schneider, and A. Kandel, "OHT- Online-HTML Tracer for Detecting Terrorist Activities on the Web", Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2004), University of London, UK, June 28-29, pp. 371-378, 2004.

  31. M. Friedman, M. Schneider, M. Last, B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, O. Zaafrany, and A. Kandel, "A Fuzzy-Based Algorithm for Web Document Clustering", Proceedings of NAFIPS-04, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 27-30, pp. 524-527, 2004.

  32. A. Kandel, M. Last, G. Avrahami-Bakish, "An Innovative Method of Mining Traffic Data for Improving Control of an Urban Intersection", Invited Talk, Proceedings of IMS'2004: 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Sakarya, Turkey, pp. 32-41, September 6-8, 2004.

  33. Y. Elovici, A. Kandel, M. Last, B. Shapira, O. Zaafrany, M. Schneider, M. Friedman, Terrorist Detection System, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD 2004), Pisa, Italy, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3202, pp. 540-542, September 2004.

  34. M. Last, Multi-Objective Classification with Info-Fuzzy Networks, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML 2004), Pisa, Italy, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3201, pp. 239-249, September 2004.

  35. A. Schenker, H. Bunke, M. Last, A. Kandel, "A Graph-based Framework for Web Document Mining", Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS2004), University of Florence, Italy, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3163, S. Marinai and A. Dengel (Eds.), pp. 401-412, September 2004.

  36. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, and M. Last, Incremental Info-Fuzzy Algorithm for Real Time Data Mining of Non-Stationary Data Streams", Proceedings of TDM 2004 - ICDM 2004 Workshop on Temporal Data Mining: Algorithms, Theory and Applications, November 01-04, 2004, Brighton, UK.

  37. Ch. Glezer, M. Last, E. Nahmani , P. Shoval, "Experimental Comparison of Sequence and Collaboration Diagrams in Different Application Domains", Proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD'05), pp. 463-476, Porto, Portugal, 13-14 June, 2005.

  38. A. Markov and M. Last, "A Simple, Structure-Sensitive Approach for Web Document Classification", in P.S. Szczepaniak et al. (Eds.), Advances in Web Intelligence, Proceedings of the 3rd Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference (AWIC 2005), Springer-Verlag, LNAI 3528, pp. 293–298, Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

  39. Y. Elovici, B. Shapira, M. Last, O. Zaafrany, M. Friedman, M. Schneider, A. Kandel, Content-Based Detection of Terrorists Browsing the Web Using an Advanced Terror Detection System (ATDS), IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (IEEE ISI-2005), pp. 244-255, May 19-20, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

  40. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, M. Last, A. Kandel, and O. Kipersztok Incremental Knowledge Discovery in Traffic Sensors Data, Proceedings of SENSORFUSION 2005, Workshop on Information Fusion and Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks, Budapest, Hungary, July 14th, 2005.

  41. M. Last, "Computing Temporal Trends in Web Documents", Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT 2005), pp. 615-620, Barcelona, Spain, September 7-9, 2005.

  42. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, M. Last, A. Kandel, and O. Kipersztok, "Incremental Classification of Nonstationary Data Streams", Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Data Streams, pp. 117-124, October 7, 2005, Porto, Portugal.

  43. A. Markov and M. Last, "Efficient Graph-Based Representation of Web Documents", Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Mining Graphs, Trees and Sequences (MGTS2005), pp. 52-62, October 7, 2005, Porto, Portugal.

  44. M. Litvak, M. Last, and S. Kisilevich, "Improving Classification of Multi-Lingual Web Documents using Domain Ontologies", Proceedings of the Knowledge Discovery and Ontologies Workshop (KDO-2005), pp. 67-74, October 7, 2005, Porto, Portugal.

  45. M. Last, S. Eyal, and A. Kandel, "Effective Black-Box Testing with Genetic Algorithms", to appear in the Proceedings of IBM Verification Conference 2005, Software Testing Track, Haifa, Israel, November 14, 2005.

  46. M. Last, A. Markov, and A. Kandel, "Multi-Lingual Detection of Terrorist Content on the Web", Proceedings of the PAKDD'06 Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (WISI'06), Singapore, April 9, 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3917, pp. 16-30, Springer, 2006.

  47. M. Last, "The Uncertainty Principle of Cross-Validation", Proceedings of IEEE-GrC 2006, IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, pp. 275- 280, Atlanta, USA, May 10-12, 2006. Full paper (PDF)

  48. A. Yampolsky, P. Shoval, and M. Last, "Class Diagrams and Use Cases - Experimental Examination of the Preferred Order of Modeling", Proceedings the 11th International Workshop on Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD06), pp. 453-464, Luxembourg, 5-6 June, 2006.

  49. G. Danon, M. Schneider, M. Last, M. Litvak, and A. Kandel, "An Apriori-like algorithm for Extracting Fuzzy Association Rules between Keyphrases in Text Documents", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2006), Special Session on Fuzzy Sets in Probability and Statistics, pp. 731-738, Paris, France, July 2-7, 2006.

  50. A. Markov, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Model-Based Classification of Web Documents Represented by Graphs, Proceedings of WebKDD 2006 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web at KDD 2006, pp. 31-38, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Aug. 20, 2006.

  51. L. Cohen, G. Avrahami, M. Last, and A. Kandel, Efficient Learning Algorithms for Agents Mining Time-Changing Data Streams, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modeling Control and Automation and International Conference on Intelligent Agents Web Technologies and International Commerce (CIMCA'06), pp. 257, Sydney, Australia, 29 November - 1 December, 2006. Full Text.

  52. G. Rachlin, M. Last, D. Alberg and A. Kandel, „ADMIRAL: A Data Mining Based Financial Trading System, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM 2007), pp. 720-725, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 2007.

  53. S. Elnekave, M. Last, O. Maimon, Incremental Clustering of Mobile Objects, Proceedings of the ICDE workshop on Spatio-Temporal Data Mining (STDM'07), ), pp. 585-592, Istanbul, Turkey, April 20, 2007.

  54. M. Litvak, M. Last, S. Kisilevich, Classification of Web Documents using Concept Extraction from Ontologies, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop "Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining" (AIS-ADM-07), St. Petersburg, Russia, June 3-5, 2007, V. Gorodetsky et al. (Editors), Springer-Verlag, LNAI 4476, pp. 287-292, 2007.

  55. M. Friedman, D. Havazelet, D. Alberg, A. Kandel, and M. Last, A New Lexicon-based Method for Automated Detection of Terrorist Web Documents, in Progress in Pattern Recognition, S. Singh and M. Singh (Editors), Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advances in Pattern Recognition, Plymouth, UK, July 21-23, 2007, Advances in Pattern Recognition Series, Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 119-128, 2007.

  56. S. Elnekave, M. Last, O. Maimon, A Compact Representation of Spatio-Temporal Data, Proceedings of 2007 International Workshop on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Mining (SSTDM 07), Omaha, NE, USA, October 28, 2007, pp. 601-606. Full paper (PDF)

  57. M. Last, R. Carel, and D. Barak, Utilization of Data- Mining Techniques for Evaluation of Patterns of Asthma Drugs Use by Ambulatory Patients in a Large Health Maintenance Organization, Proceedings of IEEE Workshop of Data Mining in Medicine 2007 (DMMed '07), Omaha, NE, USA, October 28, 2007, pp. 169-174. Full paper (PDF)

  58. M. Last, Predicting and Optimizing Classifier Utility with the Power Law, Proceedings of ICDM 2007 Workshop on Optimization-based Data Mining Techniques with Applications, Omaha, NE, USA, October 28, 2007, pp. 219-224. Full paper (PDF)

  59. M. Last and A. Savelyev, Enhanced Anytime Algorithm for Induction of Oblivious Decision Trees, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Ubiquitous Data Streams, Warsaw, Poland, September 17, 2007, pp. 95-106. Full paper (PDF)

  60. S. Elnekave, M. Last, O. Maimon, Predicting Future Locations Using Clusters' Centroids, Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS 2007), Seattle, Washington, USA, November 7-9, 2007, pp. 368-371. Full paper (PDF)

  61. S. Elnekave, M. Last, O. Maimon, Y. Ben-Shimol, H. Einsiedler, M. Friedman, M. Siebert, Discovering Regular Groups of Mobile Objects Using Incremental Clustering, Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication WPNC’08, Hannover, Germany, March 27, 2008.

  62. D. Oelke, P. Bak, D. A. Keim, M. Last, G. Danon, Visual Evaluation of Text Features for Document Summarization and Analysis, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2008 (IEEE VAST 2008), Columbus, OH, USA, October 19-24, 2008.

  63. M. Last and A. Gorelik, Using Sonification for Mining Time Series Data, Proceedings of the 9th Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining (MDM/KDD 2008), Las Vegas, NV, USA, August 24, 2008, pp. 63-72. Full Text.

  64. M. Litvak and M. Last, Graph-Based Keyword Extraction for Single-Document Summarization,  Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization (MMIES2), Manchester, UK, August 23, 2008, pp. 17–24.

  65. D. Alberg, M. Last, S. Elnekave, A Spatio-Temporal Simulation Model for Movement Data Handling and Visualization,  Proceedings of the International Workshop on Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining (SSTDM-08) In Cooperation with IEEE ICDM 2008, Pisa, Italy, 15 December 2008.

  66. D. Alberg, M. Last, R. Neuman, A. Sharon, Induction of Mean Output Prediction Trees from Continuous Temporal Meteorological Data, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, 2009, pp. 208-213. Full Text.

  67. M. Last, Improving Data Mining Utility with Projective Sampling, Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-09), Paris, France, June 28 – July 1, 2009, pp 487-496. Full Text.

  68. M. Last, A. Sinaiski, H. S. Subramania, Predictive Maintenance with Multi-Target Classification Models, in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS 2010), Hue City, Vietnam, March 24-26, 2010, Nguyen, N.-T., Le, M. T., Swiatek, J. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 5991, pp.368-377.

  69. M. Litvak, M. Last, and M. Friedman, A new Approach to Improving Multilingual Summarization using a Genetic Algorithm, in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), Uppsala, Sweden, July 11–16, 2010, pp. 927–936.

  70. M. Litvak, S. Kisilevich, D. Keim, H. Lipman, A. Ben Gur, M. Last,  Towards language-independent summarization: A comparative analysis of sentence extraction methods on English and Hebrew corpora,  Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop On Cross Lingual Information Access (CLIA2010) at COLING 2010, Beijing, China, 28th August, 2010, pp. 61-69.

  71. S. Kisilevich and M. Last, Exploring country level gender differences in the context of online dating using classification trees, Proceedings of the ECML/PKDD 2010 Workshop on Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments (MUSE2010), Barcelona, Spain, September 20, 2010, pp. 71-87.

  72. D. Tamir, M. Last, A. Kandel, Generalized Complex Fuzzy Propositional Logic, in Yager, R.R., Reformat, M.R., Shahbazova, Z.N., Ovchinnikov, S., (eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Soft Computing, San Francisco, USA, May 23-26, 2011, pp. 211-218.

  73. M. Last, Vehicle Failure Prediction Using Warranty and Telematics Data, in Proceedings of the Next Generation Data Mining Summit:  Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery for Energy Management in Smart Grids and Intelligent Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Telematics, Athens, Greece,  September 4, 2011.

  74. B. Rabinovich and M. Last, "Uninterpreted Semi-automatic Schema Matching Approach Using Inter-Attribute Dependencies", NATO Workshop on Semantic Interoperability Framework (IST-097/RWS-016), 8 � 9 November 2011, Oslo, Norway.

  75. D. Tamir, M. Last, H.-N. Teodorescu, A. Kandel (2012). �Discrete Complex Fuzzy Logic�, to appear in the Proceedings of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference NAFIPS 2012, Berkeley, CA, USA, August 6-8, 2012.

Other Conferences

    1. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information-efficient control of automated manufacturing systems", Proc. of the 6th Israeli Conference of Industrial Engineering and Management, April 1990.
    2. M. Last, "Electronic Spreadsheet System for Production Management", Proc. of the 8th Israeli Conference of Industrial Engineering and Management, April 1994.
    3. M. Last, "Preventive Maintenance of Thin-Film Deposition Equipment", Proc. of the 15th Conference of SME Israel, July 1995 (in Hebrew).
    4. O. Maimon and M. Last, "Information Theoretic Approach to Data Reliability", Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of Israel, May 1997.
    5. M. Last and O. Maimon, "Knowledge Discovery in Databases: An Information-Theoretic Methodology", Bar-Ilan Workshop on KDD, Ramat-Gan, May 1998. http://www.cs.biu.ac.il:8080/~research/kdd/
    6. M. Last and O. Maimon, "Automated Knowledge Discovery in ERP Databases", Proceedings of the 10th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IE&M), Haifa, June 1998.
    7. M. Last, E. Minkov, O. Maimon, Improving Stability of Decision-Tree Methods, Second Bar-Ilan Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Learning, Ramat-Gan, Israel, May 31 – June 1, 2000. http://www.cs.biu.ac.il/~research/kdd2/
    8. G. Zeira, O. Maimon, M. Last and L. Rokach, Change detection in classification models of data mining, Proceedings of the 12th Israeli Conference of Industrial Engineering and Management, March 2002.
    9. M. Last, B. Shapira, Y. Elovici, O. Zaafrany, A. Kandel, "Data Mining Methodology for Monitoring of Internet Content", Second Haifa Winter Workshop on Computer Science and Statistics CsStat'03, December 28-30, 2003. http://cri.haifa.ac.il/csstat03.htm
    10. M. Last and M. Friedman, Automated Detection of Injected Faults in a Differential Equation Solver, Eighth IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering (HASE04), Tampa, FL, USA, 25-26 March, 2004.
    11. M. Last, Using Data Mining Technology for Terrorist Detection on the Web, Fighting Terror in Cyberspace, International Conference, Tel-Aviv, Israel, April 22, 2004. http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/ftc/
    12. M. Last, Who is Hiding in Cyber Caves? - The NetWar Against the Terror, The Israel AOC Chapter Conference, Herzliya, Israel, June 24, 2004. http://www.iaoc.org.il/
    13. M. Last, A. Kandel, Data Mining and Computational Intelligence, NAFIPS-04, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 27-30, 2004. http://www.nafips04.ualberta.ca/
    14. M. Last, "The Internet as the Infrastructure of Terrorist Organizations – Threats of Today and Tomorrow", Terror and Homeland Security Workshop, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, February 22, 2005.
    15. M. Last and A. Markov, "A Structure-Sensitive Approach for Web Document Classification", Workshop on Algorithmic Techniques for Data Mining, May 30, 2005, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel.
    16. M. Last, "Predicting Wine Quality Using Data Mining Models", Enterprise Content Management (ECM 2005), Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 29, 2005. http://www.teldan.com/TelDan/events/events.asp
    17. M. Last, S. Elnekave, A. Naor, and V. Shonfeld, "Predicting Wine Quality from Agricultural Data with Single-Objective and Multi-Objective Classification Models", the Eighth Biennial Israeli Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (BISFAI-05), June 27-29, 2005, Haifa, Israel.
    18. A. Markov and M. Last, "A Structure-Sensitive Approach for Web Document Classification", the Eighth Biennial Israeli Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (BISFAI-05), June 27-29, 2005, Haifa, Israel.
    19. M. Last, "Filtering of Multi-Lingual Terrorist Content with Graph-Theoretic Classification Tools", The Second International Conference on Fighting Terror in Cyberspace, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, December 11, 2005.
    20. M. Last, "Automated Classification of Multi-Lingual Web Documents", Workshop on Selected Issues in Management of Electronic Content (e-Content), INFO-2006, Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 30, 2006.
    21. M. Last, Mining the Web in Search for Online Terrorists, The Sixth Annual International Conference on Global Terrorism, Terrorism Informatics and Data Mining Workshop, Herzliya, Israel, September 14, 2006.
    22. M. Last, Filtering of Multi-Lingual Terrorist Content with Graph-Theoretic Classification Tools, Tutorial, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM06), Hong Kong, December 18-22, 2006. Slides in PDF.
    23. M. Last, Filtering Multi-Lingual Terrorist Content with Graph-Theoretic Classification Tools, NATO Advanced Study Institute Workshop on Mining Massive Data Sets for Security (MMDSS 2007), September 10 - 21, 2007, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada, Italy. Slides in PDF
    24. M. Last, Y. Mendelson, S. Chakrabarty, K. Batra, Early Warning from Car Warranty Data using Fuzzy Statistics, the Third International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 09) and the Second Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on Computing & Statistics (ERCIM 09), Limassol, Cyprus, October 29-31, 2009.
    25. M. Last (2013). Data Mining Applications: from Winemaking to Counterterrorism, Data mining for Business Intelligence Bridging the Gap Conference, March 7, 2013, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
    26. M. Last (2013). Optimizing a Batch Manufacturing Process through Interpretable Data Mining Models, Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of Israel, May 19-20, 2013, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
    27. M. Last (2013). "Using Data Mining for Automated Design of Software Tests", Software Quality and Testing Academia and Industry Symposium, May 28, 2013, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Courses

Ben-Gurion University

Introduction to Software Engineering (Spring 2013) Moodle

Advanced Methods in Data Mining and Data Warehousing (Fall 2012) Moodle

Text Mining and Web Content Mining (Fall 2011) HighLearn

Software Quality Engineering (Fall 2010) HighLearn

Data Mining and Data Warehousing (Spring 2013) Moodle

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (Fall 2003) HighLearn

Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic (Fall 2007) HighLearn

Data Warehousing (Spring 2002)

University of South Florida

EEL 4852 ­ Database Design (Fall 2000)

CIS 4930 - Computer Simulation (Fall 2000)

CEN 4020 - Software Engineering (Summer 2000)

CIS 4930 / 6930 - Data Mining (Fall 1999)


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