Margaret H. Dunham

Margaret (Maggie) H. Dunham  received the B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University.  From August 1984 to the present, she has been first an assistant professor, an associate professor, and now a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  Maggie served as Associate Chairman of the department from 1992 to 1994. She has also been Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the department. In 1995 she was a Visiting Academic while on sabbatical at the University of Queensland;  Brisbane, Australia.  She served as President of the SMU Faculty Senate during 1996-1997. In addition to her academic experience, Professor Dunham has nine years industry experience at Xerox Corporation, Texas Instruments, and Anderson Clayton Foods.


Professor Dunham's current research interests are in the areas of Data Mining and Bioinformatics.  Her previous research has encompassed Database Concurrency Control, Main Memory Databases, Temporal Databases, and Mobile Computing.  Dr. Dunham is author of the popular data mining text Data Mining Introductory and Advanced Topics published by Prentice-Hall which has been translated into both Chinese and Greek.  Dr. Dunham was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering from 2000-2004, editor of the ACM SIGMOD Record from 1986 to 1988, as well as guest editor for several special issues of IEEE and ACM journals.  She served as the general conference chair for the ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference held in Dallas in May 2000, and has served on the program and organizing committees for many ACM and IEEE conferences. She has published over 100 technical papers in many diverse database and data mining topics.  Maggie’s research has been supported by grants from NSF, DOD, NIH as well as many companies.