Alfonso Cárdenas is a Professor of the Computer Science Department, School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA, and a consultant in computer science and management at Computomata International Corporation. He obtained the B.S. degree from San Diego State University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1969. His major areas of interest include database management, distributed heterogeneous and multimedia (text, image/picture, voice) systems, information systems planning and development methodologies, software engineering, and legal and intellectual property issues. He has been a consultant to both users and vendors of hardware and software technology.
Dr. Cárdenas has offered seminars and consulted for various organizations including IBM Corporation, The Rand Corporation, Arthur Young and Company, TTI/Citicorp, Tandem Computers, Banco Nacional de Mexico, Petroleos Mexicanos, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goodyear Atomic Corporation, General Dynamics, Hughes Aircraft, Farmers Insurance, and various law firms. He was a visiting scientist/consultant to IBM Corporation from 1972 to 1975.
Dr. Cárdenas has served as chairman and member of organizational and program committees for many conferences, and he has led many seminars and spoken to audiences in various countries. He is past-president (1984-1989) and member of the Board of Trustees of the Very Large Data Base Endowment, which conducts the annual International Conference on Very Large Data Bases. He has been a member of review boards for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and various other institutions. He is co-editor with Dennis McLeod of the book Research Foundations in Object-Oriented and Semantic Database Systems (Prentice Hall, Inc., 1990), author of the book Data Base Management Systems (W. C. Brown Publishers, 1979 and 1984), co-editor and co-author of Computer Science (John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, 1972), and author of many other publications. He is an editor of the Information Systems Journal, and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Society for Information Management.
Dr. Cárdenas is Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF-supported KMeD Project and of the NIH-supported Research, Education and Patient Care Facilitated by PACS Project.
Recent activities include co-chairing of the NSF 1999 Information and Data Management workshop.
Bui, A, Aberle, D., Goldin, J., McNitt-Gray, M., Cárdenas, A., Kleerup, E., Ratib, O., "TimeLine: A Multimedia, Problem-centric Visualization of Patient Records," Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Annual Proceedings, November 1999.
Aberle, D., Bui, A., Kleerup, E., Goldin, J., McNitt-Gray, M., Brown, M., and Cárdenas, A., "TimeLine: A Multimedia, Problem-Centered Interface for Healthcare," Computer Aided Radiology Symposium (CARS 99), Vol. 1165, pp. 562-566, June 1999, Paris, France.
Dionisio, J. N. D. and Cárdenas, A. F., "Advances in Image Database Languages," book chapter in Stephen T. C. Wong (Editor), Advances in Biomedical Image Databases, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Mass., 1998, pp. 173-200.
Taira, R.K. and Cárdenas, A. F., Databases for Interventional MRI, in Interventional MRI, R. B. Lufkin (Editor), Mosby Times Mirror Co., St. Louis, Missouri, 1998, pp. 187-201.
Chu, W. W., Hsu, C.C., Cárdenas, A.F., and Taira, R. K., "Knowl edge-Based Image Retrieval with Spatial and Temporal Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, November/December 1998, pp. 872-888.
Bui, A., Aberle, D,. McNitt-Gray, M., Cárdenas, A. F., Goldin, J., "The Evolution of an Integrated Timeline for Oncology Patient Care," Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, November 1998, Florida, 5 pages.
Dionisio, J. D. N. and A. F. Cárdenas, "A Unified Data Model for Representing Multimedia, Timeline and Simulation Data," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 746-767, September/October 1998.
Aberle, D. R., A. Bui, M. F. McNitt-Gray, J. G. Goldin, L. Greaser, A. F. Cárdenas, K. Brown, D. Valentino, "User Interface Design for an Integrated Multimedia Information System in Oncology," Proceedings, Abstracts 84th Radiological Society of North America Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 1997.
Chu, W. W., A. F. Cárdenas, R. K. Taira, "Knowledge-Based Image Retrieval with Spatial and Temporal Constraints", Proceedings Tenth International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, North Carolina, October 15-18, 1997.
Johnson, D. B., Taira, R. K., Cárdenas, A. F., and Aberle, D. R., "Extracting Information from Free Text Radiology Reports", In International Journal On Digital Libraries, pp. 297 - 308, August 1997.
Dionisio, J. D. N. and A. F. Cárdenas, Lufkin, Robert B., DeSalles, Antonio, Black, Keith L., Taira, Ricky K., and Chu, Wesley W. ``A Multimedia Database Systems for Thermal Ablation Therapy of Brain Tumors'', In Journal of Digital Imaging, , Vol. 10, No 1( February), pp. 21-26, 1997.
Aberle, D, et. al., ``An Integrated Multimedia Timeline of Medical Images and Data for Thoracic Oncology Patients'', In Radiographics, Vol. 16, pp. 669-681, 1996.
Dionisio, J. D. N., A. F. Cárdenas, R. K. Taira, et. al. ``A Unified Timeline Model and User Interface for Multimedia Medical Databases.'' In Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Vol. 20, No. 4, Elsevier Science, England, pp. 333-346, 1996.
Dionisio, J. D. N. and A. F. Cárdenas, ``MQuery: A Visual Query Language for Multimedia, Timeline and Simulation Data'', In Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Vol. 7, Academic Press Ltd., pp. 377-401, 1996.
Chu, W. W., A. F. Cárdenas, and R. K. Taira. ``KMeD: A Knowledge-Based Multimedia Medical Distributed Database System.'' Information Systems, Vol. 20, No. 2, Permagon-Press/Elsevier Science, 1995, pp. 75-96.
Taira, R. K., M. Rivera, V. Bhushan, H. M. Chan, and A. F. Cárdenas. ``Design of a Graphical User Interface for an Intelligent Multimedia Information System for Radiology Research.'' In Proceedings of the SPIE: Medical Imaging PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, February 1995, pp. 24-35.
Taira, R. K., W. W. Chu, A. F. Cárdenas ``Database Aspects of Interventional Radiology'', In Proceedings of the Interventional MRI 94 Conference, Marina Del Rey, CA, August 13-14, 1994.
Taira, R. K., A. F. Cárdenas, F. M. Stepczyk, A. T. Materna, and W. W. Chu. ``Integration and Interoperability of a Multimedia Medical Distributed Database.'' In Proceedings, ADP Symposium on Advanced Information Systems and Technology, March 28-30, 1994, Williamsburg, Virginia, 6 pages.
Taira, R. K., A. F. Cárdenas, W. W. Chu, C. M. Breant, J. D. Dionisio, C. Hsu, and I. T. Ieong. ``An Object-Oriented Data Model for Skeletal Development.'' In Proceedings of the SPIE, February 1994, 10 pages.
Taira, R. K., A. F. Cárdenas, and W. W. Chu. ``Knowledge-Based Object-Oriented Database System for Radiology Research.'' Radiology, 1993, p.163.
Cárdenas, A. F., I. T. Ieong, R. Barker, R. K. Taira, and C. M. Breant. ``The Knowledge-Based Object-Oriented PICQUERY+ Language.'' IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 1993, pp. 644-687.
Taira, R. K., A. F. Cárdenas, W. C. Chu, C. M. Breant, and T. Hall. ``A Knowledge-Based Multimedia Database System for Skeletal Radiology.'' In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Assisted Radiology, Berlin, Germany, June 23-25, 1993.
Cárdenas, A. F., R. K. Taira, W. W. Chu, and C. Breant. ``Integration and Interoperability of a Multimedia Medical Distributed Database System.'' IEEE Data Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1, April 1993, pp. 43-47.
Chu, W. W., A. F. Cárdenas, and R. K. Taira. ``A Knowledge-Based Multimedia Medical Distributed Database System --- KMeD.'' In Chu, W. W., A. F. Cárdenas, and R. K. Taira (editors), Proceedings of the AAAS Workshop on Advances in Data Management for the Scientist and Engineer, National Science Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1993, 142 pp.
Horowitz, J. and A. F. Cárdenas. ``Decomposing Heterogeneous Inter-Entity Relationship Updates.'' IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, August 1992, pp. 360-370.
Pizano, A., A. F. Cárdenas, and A. Klinger. ``Communicating with Pictorial Databases.'' In Human-Machine Interactive Systems, A. Klinger (editor), Plenum Publishing, 1991.
Cárdenas, A. F. and G. R. Wang. ``Multimedia/Heterogeneous Database Management: Graph Data.'' Office Knowledge Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, August 1990, pp. 43-50.
Cárdenas, A. F. ``Pictorial/Visual Access to Multimedia/Heterogeneous Databases.'' Data Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 1990, pp. 22-27.
Pizano, A., A. Klinger, and A. F. Cárdenas. ``Specification of Integrity Constraints in Pictorial Databases.'' IEEE Computer, Dec. 1989, pp. 59-71.
Joseph, T. and A. F. Cárdenas. ``PICQUERY: A High Level Query Language for Pictorial Data Base Management.'' IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 5, May 1988, pp. 630-638.
Schultz, R. D. and A. F. Cárdenas. ``An Approach and Mechanism for Auditable and Testable Advanced Transaction Processing Systems.'' IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. SE-13, No. 6, June 1987, pp. 666-676.
Cárdenas, A. F. ``Heterogeneous Distributed Data Base Management: The HD-DBMS.'' Proceedings of the IEEE, May 1987, Vol. 75, No. 5, pp. 588-600.
Cárdenas, A. F. ``Generalized Pictorial Data Management.'' Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Data Engineering, Los Angeles, California, February 3-5, 1987.
Cárdenas, A. F. ``Experience with the Relational Database Model and Systems.'' Proceedings of the IFIP 10th World Computer Congress, Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 1-5, 1986, pp. 399.
Cárdenas, A. F. et. al. ``Technology for Information Resources Management.'' Proceedings Data Base Directions, Information Resources Management Conference, NBS U.S. Dept. of Commerce Pub. No. 500-139, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 1985, pp. 99-132.
Cárdenas, A. F., and G. R. Wang. ``Translation of SQL/DS Data Access/Update into Entity-Relationship Data Access/Update.'' IEEE Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Entity-Relationship Approach, Chicago, Illinois, October 28-30, 1985.
Chock, M., A. F. Cárdenas, A. Klinger. ``Data Base Structure and Manipulation Capabilities of a Picture Data Base Management System (PICDMS).'' IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. PAMI-6, No. 4, July 1985, pp. 484-492.
Cárdenas, Alfonso F., Chu, Wesley W., and Edward A. Fox, Proceedings of the NSF Infomation and Data Management Workshop IDM99 : Research Agenda for the 21st Century, National Science Foundation (Washington, D. C.), Los Angeles, CA, March 7-9, 1999, 249 pages.
Chu, W. W., A. F. Cárdenas, and R. K. Taira (editors). Proceedings of the AAAS Workshop on Advances in Data Management for the Scientist and Engineer, National Science Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1993, 142 pp.
Cárdenas, A. F. and D. McLeod (editors). Research Foundations in Object-Oriented and Semantic Database Systems. Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1990.
Cárdenas, A. F., Data Base Management Systems (2nd Edition), W. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa, 1985, Spanish translation, 1985.
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