Nemanja Jovanović, Valentina Milenković, and Veljko Milutinović

This tutorial covers the field of datamining in general, talks about its possible applications (special case studies can be added on request), and elaborates on the issue of hardware accelerators for datamining.

The introduction
gives a formal and an informal definition (through an example), plus it points to possible missunderstandings typical of the topic.
The part on methods and algorithms
covers a number of different approaches, each one presented thru animation, using the examples that are both colourfull and unusual, but excellent for pointing into the essence.
The part on tools
lists about a dozen different tools, and selects one for a detailed case study.
The part on applications
includes examples from a variety of different fields (engineering, science, medicine, psychiatry, etc...).
The part on hardware accelerators
is available on special request.

This tutorial was presented so far many times for industry and academia in the USA and Europe, and received the best tutorial award at several conferences.

Veljko Milutinovic, Fellow of the IEEE,
University of Belgrade

Prof. Veljko Milutinović

Prof. Milutinovic was responsible for the architecture/design of the world's first 200MHz microprocessor, for US defence agency DARPA, about a decade before Intel (in GaAs technology).

He published about 50 papers in IEEE journals and about 20 books (for major publishers in the USA: Wiley, Prentice-Hall, North- Holland, etc.). For 7 of his edited books, forewords were written by 7 different Nobel Prize winners, and 3 of his original books (himself as a single author) were bestsellers for their publishers in the USA (Wiley, IEEE CS Press, Kluwer).

His Ph.D. is from U. of Belgrade; after that for about a decade he was on the faculty of Purdue University in the USA (one of the top 5 out of about 2000 USA schools in electrical and computer engineering). He returned to Belgrade in 1990 (so as not to miss any of the excitements in that part of the World, during the decade of 90s). There he continued to do consulting and product developments for the cutting edge industry in the USA (he has consulted for Intel, Honeywell, IBM, SUN, and others, and he is credited for some of the advanced features in the recent products of NCR, COMPAQ, Virtual, MainStreetNetworks, and others).

His work is referenced extensively in SCI (over 100 times), plus in numerous conference papers and university textbooks (he is the most referenced author in several well known books of the major USA publishers, by authors from Stanford, Harvard, Boston, MIT, etc).

His current research is in infrastructure (software systems and related hardware accelerators) for e-business on the Internet. He served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of several start-ups in the USA, and is the General Chair of the successfull series of IPSI conferences (

He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Last updated July 26, 2005