Adrian Sorin Barb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Science

Engineering Division


    • Knowledge management
    • Databases
    • Data mining

Professional Activities

    • Reviewer for the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008
    • Reviewer for the International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications, 2005
    • Reviewer for the International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing Conference, 2005
    • Member IEEE, ACM


    • Ph.D. - University of Missouri, Computer Science
    • M.B.A. - University of Missouri
    • B.S. - University of Bucharest, Industrial Engineering


    • IN SC 521 - Database Design Concepts
    • SWENG 541 Advanced Database Design Concepts

Research Interests

    • Semantic modeling in image retrieval systems
    • Conceptual change in computer-based applications
    • Knowledge exchange in collaborative environments
    • Ontology integration in retrieval systems


Journal articles

C.-R. Shyu, M. Klaric, G. Scott, A.S. Barb, C. Davis, and K. Palaniappan, GeoIRIS: Geospatial Information Retrieval and Indexing System - Content Mining, Semantics Modeling, and Complex Queries, in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Image Mining, Vol. 45, No. 4 , April 2007; 839-852

C.-R. Shyu, J. Harnsomburana, J. Green, A.S. Barb, T. Kazic, M. Schaeffer, and E. P Coe. Searching and Mining Visually-Observed Phenotypes of Maize Mutants, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Vol. 5, No. 6, December 2007.

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, and Y. Sethi, Knowledge Representation and Sharing Using Visual Semantic Modeling for Diagnostic Medical Image Databases. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 9(4): 538-553 (2005)

Conference Proceedings

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, Ontology Driven Content Mining and Semantic Queries for Satellite Image Databases, in Proc. of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008 (under review).

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, Range Queries Using User-Specific Semantics for Modeling Content-based Information in Geospatial Domain, in Proc. of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 2007.

C.-R. Shyu, A.S. Barb, and C. Davis. Mining image content associations for visual semantic modeling in geospatial information retrieval and indexing, in Proc. of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, No. 5622 , July 2005.

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, Y. Sethi, “Semantics Integration and Knowledge Exchange for Diagnostic Medical Image Databases”, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE-04, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC, May 2004.

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, “Semantics Modeling in Diagnostic Medical Image Databases Using Customized Fuzzy Membership Function”, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE-03, St. Louis, May 2003.

A.S. Barb, C. -R. Shyu, “A Semantic Query Approach for Diagnostic Image Database Management – Content-based Access and Knowledge Exchange Using XML”, IIIS Proceedings on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics –Vol. 8, Orlando, July 2002.