• Welcome to the website of the Data Analytics for Complex Human Behaviors (DACHB) Lab!

    We develop and apply data science techniques to complex problems. While we are computer scientists, our work is often interdisciplinary and our lab welcomes collaborations.

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Our Lab

Our lab started in 2015. We use modern workstations and massive storage to generate insight from large datasets. Check our current students, alumni and collaborators.

Our lab started in 2015. We use modern workstations and massive storage to generate insight from large datasets.

Dr. Giabbanelli in DACH Lab

Our Director

Dr. Philippe J. Giabbanelli joined Northern Illinois University from the University of Cambridge where he was a researcher. He teaches data science courses and supervises research students.

Dr Philippe J. Giabbanelli joined NIU from the University of Cambridge where he was a researcher. He teaches data science courses and supervises research students.

Dr. Phillipe J. Giabbaneli
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Our Skills

Modeling and Simulation

We calibrate models using data, and we then go beyond the data to test "what-if" scenarios and support decision-making.

Big Data

We’re experienced in dealing with datasets of different sizes using technologies such as NoSQL. We have a dedicated storage of 42TB.

Data Mining

To understand the current situation or inform model design, we mine datasets, both structured and unstructured (text).

Visualization

We create and evaluate novel interactive visualizations to support analysts in generating insight from data with specific characteristics.

Our Achievements

Publications


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We publish in computer science conferences and interdisciplinary journals.

Grants


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Our research is supported by internal and extramural funding.

Theses


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Congratulations to our students for defending their theses!

Updates

We try to cover every major lab activities here, See More.

  • Season's Greetings from the lab!

    Season's Greetings from the lab!

    To celebrate the end of a (very busy) Fall semester, we got together for some food... and gifts! It is our tradition that each student in the lab receives a gift from Dr. Giabbanelli at the end of the year. Since everyone was very nice this year, nobody got coal! Read More
  • Magda Baniukiewicz has received her thesis!

    Magda Baniukiewicz has received her thesis!

    Magda Baniukiewicz joined the DACHB Lab in January 2016. Two years later, her hard work has turned into a beautiful thesis! Magda has presented her work at multiple conferences and workshops. She already has several publications as conference articles or book chapters, and a few more articles under review. As every masters student graduating from Read More
  • The lab presents four posters at the NetSci Conference

    The lab presents four posters at the NetSci Conference

    The lab had a strong presence at the 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science. Dr. Giabbanelli and three students (Magda Baniukiewicz, Eric Lavin, Nick Rosso) attended sessions and presented four posters showing their research progress in areas such as simulating networks, on designing new network models. Read More
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