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James Geller

James Geller, professor and chair of the computer science department, is currently the interim dean of the College of Computing Sciences (CCS).  

Between 2006 and 2012, Geller was co-principal investigator on federal grants totaling over $2.5 million about auditing methods, abstraction algorithms and software tools for important medical terminology systems such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED).

He has published over 150 journal and conference papers and 12 book chapters about subjects that include medical informatics, semantic web technology, object-oriented database modeling and knowledge representation. 

A Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), Geller received in 2010 the prestigious NJIT Excellence in Research Award.  He has received four notable teaching awards from NJIT including the Master Teacher Designation in 2005 and the NJIT award for Professional Development in Teaching in 2011.  The latter was for his work introducing medical informatics as a computer science teaching subject in the CCS curriculum.   

Earlier in his career, Geller was the cofounder of the Medical Informatics Laboratory and founder of the Semantic Web Laboratory, both located in the computer science department.   He recently published a widely-distributed article on the integrity of science.

Geller received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988.

Last update: February 27, 2013

Topics: object-oriented databases, semantic web, medical ontologies, auditing of terminologies, unified medical language system semantic network