Biographical Information


Dr. Larry Kerschberg received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, his M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and B. Sc. with honors, in Engineering Science, from Case Institute of Technology.

Current Position

Dr. Larry Kerschberg is a Professor in the Computer Science Department, in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.  He also has a courtesy appointment in the College of Science at Mason. 

Dr. Kerschberg was Director of the MS in Information Systems program within the CS Department until Fall2015.  He served as elected Faculty Representative to the George Mason University Board of Visitors until Spring 2016.  He is a member for the GMU Faculty Senate.

Dr. Kerschberg chaired the Department of Information and Software Engineering from 1989 to 1997.  On January 1, 2008 the ISE Department merged with Computer Science to form the new Computer Science Department.

Dr. Kerschberg serves as a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Information  Systems, published continuously by Springer since 1992. 

Honors, Awards, and Recognitions

Keynote Speaker, “The Role of Context in Social Semantic Search and Decision Support”, Tools with AI Conference, Washington DC, November 4, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, “The Role of Context in Social Semantic Search and Decision Support”, Workshop on Analyzing Social Networks for Decision Support (MSNDS 2013) and Workshop on the Semantic and Dynamic Analysis of Information Networks (SDAIN 2013), co-located with the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, First International Workshop on Semantic Social Network Analysis and Design, Istanbul, Turkey, August 26, 2012.

Steering Committee and Invited Speaker, ICCBR 2007 - Seventh International Conference on Case Based Reasoning, Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 13-16, 2007.

Keynote Speaker, "Just-in-Time Knowledge Management," 3rd Conference on Professional Knowledge Management, April 10-13, 2005, Kaiserslautern, Germany. 

ISE Departmental Distinguished Service Award, May 2005.

Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, 1998.

General Chair, SIGMOD/PODS Conference, 1993.

Organizer and Program Chair for the Expert Database Workshop and Conferences, 1984, 1986 and 1988, respectively.

Outstanding paper award: 

Menascé, D., H. Gomaa, and L. Kerschberg, "A Performance-Oriented Design Methodology for Large-Scale Distributed Data Intensive Information Systems," Proc. First IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, November 7-10, 1995, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Outstanding Paper Award in Systems Engineering Track). 

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