Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Mohammad A Hasan

Committee Member 1

Snehasis Mokhopadhyay

Committee Member 2

Chris Clifton

Committee Member 3

Elisa Bertino

Committee Member 4

Jean Honorio


The traditional frequent pattern mining algorithms generate an exponentially large number of patterns of which a substantial portion are not much significant for many data analysis endeavours. Due to this, the discovery of a small number of interesting patterns from the exponentially large number of frequent patterns according to a particular user's interest is an important task. Existing works on pattern