Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.

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Contact Information:

Principal Data Scientist
Chief Architect

Instrument and Data Systems Section

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive M/S 168-527
Building 168, Room 519
Pasadena, CA 91109, USA

Director, Information Retrieval and Data Science Group (IRDS)
Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Southern California
3737 Watt Way
Powell Hall of Engineering (PHE) Room 420
Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

Tika in Action

I am a Principal Data Scientist and the Chief Architect in the Instrument and Data Systems section, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. I also am Director of the Information Retrieval and Data Science Group (IRDS) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department within USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.

At USC, I teach CSCI 599: Content Detection and Analysis for Big Data, a new course in the Data Science track. I used to teach CSCI 572: Information Retrieval and Search Engines and CSCI 578: Software Architectures. See the Teaching section below for more information. In case you are interested in my other work, my CV is available here. I also have a research statement that describes my vision for data science in terms of my existing training, and where I'm headed. You can also check out my Ph.D. dissertation.

I wrote the Tika in Action book with Jukka Zitting and published by Manning Publications. Tika in Action is the definitive guide to a popular software framework for content detection and analysis that I co-inveneted (with Jérôme Charron) called Apache Tika. We followed Doug's model of naming the framework after one of our child's favorite stuffed toys. More on the origins of Tika are here.

I also recently added information on my Students.

Teaching

Semester
Role
Course Title
Instructor
Spring 2016
Instructor
Dr. Chris Mattmann
Fall 2015
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2015
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Fall 2014
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2014
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2014
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Fall 2013
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2013
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2012
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Summer 2011
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2011
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Dr. Chris Mattmann
Summer 2010
Instructor
Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2010
Instructor
Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2009
Instructor
Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2008
Instructor
Dr. Chris Mattmann
Spring 2007
Teaching Assitant
Spring 2005
Teaching Assitant

Dr. Nenad Medvidovic
Dr. Alex Egyed

Fall 2004
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Spring 2004
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Fall 2003
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Summer 2003
Senior Grader
Spring 2002
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Fall 2001
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Summer 2001
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Publications of Note

I no longer maintain an exhaustive list of my publications. The easiest ways to stay up to date with them would be to scope out my CV, or to check out Google Scholar, or DBLP as it provides a reasonably up-to-date list of my publications, including links to electronic copies of the articles from publisher sites.

Open Source Development

Students

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