Board of Governors Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Hill Center, Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08855

Phone: (732)445-2006/2380
Fax: (732)445-0537
Email: kulikows AT
Office: CoRE 323

Research Interests

My major areas of research are artificial intelligence, biomedical and health informatics, and the societal impact of computers, especially in health and historical analysis. In biomedical and health informatics I am working on models for representing underlying knowledge in clinical records and guidelines, on methods of medical clinical support, biomedical imaging and predictive data mining, and on the history of biomedical and health informatics. In artificial intelligence, my concentration is on pattern recognition, clustering, expert problem solving and knowledge representation, and visual reasoning. In imaging it is on clustering and segmentation in large scale image sets. On societal impact, I am investigating the effects of computer technology on medical practice, biomedical research, bioethics, and the history of informatics.

Honorary Fellow, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2012)
Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (IOM-NAS) (1988)
Fellow, American Academy of Medical Informatics (ACMI) (1984)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1987)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2003)
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (1995)
Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (1991)
Prize Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (1983)

With Reinhold Haux, LC Lun, Francois Gremy
At Dr. Gremy's Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation,
MEDINFO 2004, San Francisco.

Vice-President, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2006- 2012)
Board of Governors Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1997 - present)
Director, Laboratory for Computer Science Research, Rutgers University (1985-1996)
Chair, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1984- 1990)
Director, Rutgers Research Resource on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (1983- 1990)
Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1987 - 1997)
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1977 - 1987)
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1974-1977)
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University (1970-1974)

With Dr. Haym Hirsh, Jay Hirsh and Dr. Gerard Richter of
the Rutgers Computer Science Faculty in 2006


With Mario Stefanelli and Reinhold Haux
at AMIA 2008, Washington DC

Chair, Committee of Historians, American College of Medical Informatics (2011 - )
Coordinator, IMIA 50th Anniversary History Committee (2009 - )
Advisory Committee, ACTION-GRID European Commission Project (2008 - 2011)
Editorial Board, International Journal of Software and Informatics (2007 - present)
NLM Advisory Committee Long Term Planning, Health Informatics for Underserved and Diverse Populations and Support for Clinical and Public Health Systems in the 21st Century (2005-2006)
Committee Emerging Issues & Data Environmental Contaminants, NRC-NAS (2002-2005)
Associate Editor, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Journal (2001-present)
Co-editor, IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, International Medical Informatics Association - IMIA (2000-2012)
Editorial Board, Methods of Information in Medicine (1999-present)
Biomedical Library Review Committee, NLM-NIH (1994-1999), Chair (1997-1999)
Editorial Board, Journal of the Am Med Informatics Assoc (JAMIA) (1993 - 1998)
Committee Rev Social Security Administration Systems Modernization, NRC-NAS (1988-1992)
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Library of Medicine, NIH (1984-1987)

As Chairman, Rutgers DCS, 1990

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii (1970)
M. Sc. Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University (1966)
B.E. Electrical Engineering, Yale University (Honors) (1965)

Principal Investigator on NIH-ARRA HHSN276201000028C from the National Library of Medicine 2010 - 2013), with FA Sonnenberg, MD, RWJSM (CoPI)

Alvaro Margolis (Uruguay), Steven Huesing (Canada), Enrico Coiera (Australia), Diarmuid UaConaill (Ireland), Hyeoun-Ae Park (Korea), Peter Murray (UK), Casimir Kulikowski (USA), Fernando Martin (Spain), Sedick Isaacs (South Africa), Don Detmer (USA), Lincoln Moura (Brazil), Hiroshi Takeda (Japan - in front), Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li (Taiwan), Antoine Geissbuhler (Switzerland), George Mihalas (Romania), Valerio Yacubsohn (Argentina), Reinhold Haux (Germany) -- Universidad Austral, Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 October 2008.

Liu B Huang J Yang L Kulikowski C Robust Tracking using local sparse appearance model and k-selection, IEEE-Transactions Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2013 (in press)

Balke WT Handels H Kalet I Kimura M Kulikowski CA Moura LA Pommert A Schulz S Discussion of "Spatial-Symbolic Query Engine in Anatomy", Methods of Information in Medicine, 2012 51 6:479-488.

Kulikowski CA Shortliffe, EH Currie L Elkin P Hunter L Johnson T Kalet I Lenert L Musem M Ozbolt J Smith J Tarczy-Hornoch P Willimason J. AMIA Board White Paper: Definition of Biomedical Informatics and Specification of Core Competencies for Graduate Education in the Discipline, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2012, 19:931-938.

Sonnenberg FA Liu B Feinberg JE Kulikowski CA Clinical Threading: Problem-Oriented Visual Summaries of Clinical Data, Proc AMIA 2012, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

Kulikowski, CA Geissbuhler A Personal Health Informatics Editorial, IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Schattauer, Stuttgart, 2012, pp. 2-3.

De la Calle G Garcia-Remesal M Nkumu-Mbonio N Kulikowski C Maojo V e-MIR2: a public online inventory of medical informatics resources BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012, 12:82 August 2 (

Maojo V Fritts M de la Iglesia D Cachau RE Garcia-Remesal M Mitchell JA Kulikowski C Nanoinformatics: a new area of research in nanomedicine, A review, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Dove Press, 2012 7: 1-24.

Toso R Kulikowski CA Muchnik IB. A heuristic for non-convex variance-based clustering criteria. 11th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2012), Bordeaux, France, June 2012

Maojo V Fritts M Martin-Sanchez F De la Iglesia D Cachau D Garcia-Remesal M Crespo J Mitchell JA Anguita A Baker N Barreiro JM Benitez SE De la Calle G Facelli JC Ghazal P Geissbuhler A Gonzalez-Nilo F Graf N Grangeat P Hermosilla I Hussein R Kern Koch S Legre Y B7 Lopez-Alonso V Lopez-Campos G Milanesi L Moustakis V Munteanu C Otero P Pazos J Perez-Rey D Potamias G Sanz F Kulikowski C Nanoinformatics: developing new computing applications for nanomedicine Computing: 94: 6 (2012), 521-539

Coeira, E, Aarts J, Kulikowski C. The Dangerous Decade, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19: 2-5, January 2012.

Maojo V, Garcia-Remesal M, Bielza C, Crespo J, Perez-Rey D, Kulikowski C, Biomedical Informatics Publications: a Global Perspective, Methods of Information in Medicine, 2012 51 1: 82-90

Maojo V, Crespo J, Garcia-Remesal M de la Iglesia D, Kulikowski C. Biomedical Ontologies: Toward Scientific Debate, Methods of Information in Medicine, 3:203-216, 2011.

Geissbuhler A, Kimura M, Kulikowski CA, Murray PJ, Ohno-Machado L, Park, H-A, Haux R. Confluence of Disciplines in Health Informatics: An International Perspective, Methods of Information in Medicine, 50 6: 545-555, 2011.

Kulikowski C Geissbuhler A Towards Health Informatics 3.0. Editorial, IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2011, Schattauer, Stuttgart

Liu B Huang J Yang L Kulikowski C Robust Tracking using local sparse appearance model and k-selection, Proc. Computer Vision Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011

de la Iglesia D, Maojo V, Chiesa S, Martin-Sanchez F, Kern J, Potamias G, Crespo J, Garcia-Remesal M, Keuchkerian S, Kulikowski C, Mitchell JA. International efforts in nanoinformatics research applied to nanomedicine. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2011;50(1):84-95.

Maojo V Crespo J Garcia-Remesal M de la Iglesia D Perey-Rey D Kulikowski C Biomedical Ontologies: Towards Scientific Debate, Methods of Information in Medicine. 2011; 50:203-216.

Kulikowski C A Geissbuhler A Health Informatics: Building Capacity Worldwide. Editorial IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2010, Schattauer, Stuttgart, September 2010.

Liu B Yang L Huang J Meer P Gong L Kulikowski C Robust and Fast Collaborative Tracking with Two-Stage Fast Optimization, Proc. 11th European Conf on Comp Vision (ECCV), Heraklion, Crete, September 2010.

Sulimova V Razin N Mottl V Muchnik I Kulikowski C. A Maximum-Likelihood Formulation and Fast EM Algorithm for Protein Multiple Alignment Proc. Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB), Nijmegen, September 2010.

Liu B Yang L Kulikowski C Zhou J Gong L Foran D Jabbout S Yue N An Adaptive Tracking Algorithm of Lung Tumors in Fluoroscopy using Online Learned Collaborative Trackers, Proc IEEE- International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Chicago, November 2010.

Maojo V Martin-Sanchez F Kulikowski C Rodriguez-Paton A Fritts M Nanoinformatics and DNA-Based-Computing: Catalyzing Nanomedicine Pediatric Research 67(5) 1:9, 2010

Nefedov A Kulikowski CA Ye J Muchnik IM Comparative Analysis of Support Vector Machines based on Linear and Quadratic Optimization Criteria Proc IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning Applications (ICMLA 09) December 2009.

Sulimova V Mottl V Mirkin B Muchnik I Kulikowski CA A Class of Evolution-Based Kernels for Protein Homology Analysis: A Generalization of the PAM Model Proc. International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA) May 2009.

Kulikowski CA Kulikowski CW Biomedical and Health Informatics in Translational Medicine, Methods of Information in Medicine, 2009, 48 (1): 4-10

Le TL Kulikowski CA Muchnik IB A Graph-Based Approach for Image Segmentation. Proc International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) (1) 2008: 278-287

Kulikowski CA Geissbuhler A Access to Health Information: Editorial. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Schattauer, Stuttgart, 2008, 17-18.

Kulikowski CA IMIA: Coalescing Medical Informatics Worldwide for 40 Years. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Schattauer, Stuttgart, 2007, 176-185.

. Zhao Z Vashist A Elgammal A Muchnik I Kulikowski CA Combinatorial and Statistical Methods for Part Selection for Object Recognition Int J Computer Mathematics, 2007 84 (9): 1285-1297

Kulikowski CA Gong L Progress in High Performance Medical Imaging, Proc IEEE-ICME 2007, 284-287

Vashist A Kulikowski CA Muchnik I Ortholog clustering on a multipartite graph IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2007, 4 (1): 17-26

Zhang R Vashist A Muchnik I Kulikowski CA Metaxas DN A new combinatorial approach to supervised learning: application to gait recognition, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series 3723: 55-69, 2005.

Genkin A. Kulikowski CA Muchnik I Set Covering Submodular Optimization: An Optimal Algorithm for Data Mining in Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics, J of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, 12:5-17, 2002.

Xing EP Wolf DM Dubchack I Spengler S Zorn M Muchnik I Kulikowski CA. Automatic Discovery of Sub Molecular Sequence Domains in Multi-aligned Sequences: A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Multiple Alignment Segmentation J Theor Biol, 212:129-139, 2001.

Stoyanov O Kister Gelfand I Kulikowski CA Chothia C Geometric invariant core for the Cl and Chl domains of immunoglobulin molecules, J Comp. Biol. 7:673-684, 2000

Cohen D Kulikowski CA and Berman H Automated Generation of Machine Learning Experiments in Training Data Selection: A Knowledge-Based Approach to Learning DNA Hydration Pattern Predictors, Machine Learning, v.21, pp. 81-101,1995.

Zimmerman DE Kulikowski CA Huang Y Feng W Shimotakahara S Chien P Powers R Montelione GT Automated Analysis of Protein NMR Assignments Using Methods from Artificial Intelligence, J. Molecular Biology, 269:592-610, 1997

Gong L Kulikowski CA Composition of Image Analysis Processes through Object-Centered Hierarchical Planning IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 1995 , 17: 997-1009.

Weiss SM Kulikowski CA Computer Systems that Learn: Techniques from Statistics, Neural Nets, Machine Learning, and Expert Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, Palo Alto, CA, 1991.

Weiss SM Kulikowski CA A Practical Guide to Designing Expert Systems. Totowa NJ: Rowman & Allenheld, 1984.

Weiss SM Kulikowski CA Galen RG Representing expertise in a computer program: The serum protein diagnostic program. J. Clinical Laboratory Automation, 3:383-387, 1983.

Kulikowski CA Weiss SM Representation of expert knowledge for consultation: the CASNET and EXPERT projects. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. AAAS Selected Symposia Series. (Szolovits, ed) Boulder CO Westview Press, 2:21-55, 1982.

Kulikowski CA Artificial Intelligence Methods and Systems for Medical Consultation, IEEE Trans Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, PAMI-2, 5:464-476, 1980

Weiss SM Kulikowski CA Amarel S Safir A A Model-based Method for Computer-aided Medical Decision-Making J. Artificial Intelligence 11:145-172, 1978.

C Kulikowski, Chair, American College of Medical Informatics Committee of Historians, Presentation of progress on the ACMI History Project, AMIA Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

F Sonnenberg and C Kulikowski. Presentation of paper "Clinical Threading: Problem-Oriented Visual Summaries of Clinical Data", AMIA Meeting, 2012, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

C Kulikowski, Presentation of IMIA VP Report on Yearbook and IMIA 50th Anniversary History Project, Asia-Pacific Medical Informatics Conference, Beijing, October 2012.

C. Kulikowski, Presentation at International Nursing Informatics Conference, Montreal, June 2012

C. Kulikowski, Presentation Editorial Meeting IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Geneva, May 2012.

C. Kulikowski, Presentation "How Technology Helps to Improve Healthcare Globally", Nursing Informatics Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 15, 2012

C. Kulikowski, Chair, ACMI (American College of Medical Informatics) Committee of Historians, Presentation of ACMI Fellows Biography and History Project, AMIA Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2011.

Department of Computer Science - Chair, Teaching Effectiveness & Faculty Awards Committee -- 2012-2013: prepared reports for teaching evaluation of faculty candidates for promotion

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2012-2013.

School of Pharmacy - Lecture on Biomedical and Health Informatics, December 3, 2012

Department of Computer Science, SAS Assessment of courses -- developed plan for website for course assessment and produced report on undergraduate core course curriculum assessment for SAS - Spring 2012.

Supervised undergraduate students for summer projects on medical informatics under the Byrne Seminar, 2010- 2012.

Chair, Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, September 2011 - worked on developing and receiving departmental and SAS approvl of undergraduate tracks system.

Chair, Department of Computer Science Search Committee for new Chair, December 2011.