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Dr. Sikha Bagui

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Office Location: Building 4, Room 245
  • Campus: 850.474.3022


Dr. Sikha Bagui, Professor and Askew Fellow, was former Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Center for Cybersecurity at The University of West Florida. Dr. Bagui is active in publishing peer reviewed journal articles in the areas of database design, data mining, Big Data analytics, Machine Learning and AI. Dr. Bagui has worked on funded as well unfunded research projects and has 85+ peer reviewed publications, some in highly selected journals and conferences. She has authored several books on database and SQL, and her books have been translated into several different languages and have international editions. Dr. Bagui also serves as Associate Editor and is on the editorial board of several journals. 

Degrees & Institutions:

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction: Math & Stat / Science/ Computer Science, University of West Florida
M.B.A., University of Toledo
B.S., Cuttington University (Liberia)


Interests: Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Database Design, Data Pre-Processing

Current Courses:

  • Database Systems
  • Introduction to Big Data Analytics
  • Advanced Big Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Advanced Data Mining
  • Project (Special topics on Data Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics)


    Recent Publications:

    Bagui, S., & Stanley, P. (2020). Mining Frequent Itemsets From Streaming Transaction Data Using Genetic Algorithms. Journal of Big Data, 7(54).

    Bagui, S., Devulapalli, K., & Coffey, J. (2020). A Heuristic Approach for Load Balancing the FP-Growth Algorithm On MapReduce. Array, 7.

    Bagui, S., Devulapalli, K., & John, S. (2020). MapReduce Implementation of a Mixed and Multinomial Naïve Bayes Classifier, International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT), 16(2), 1-23. DOI: 10.4018/IJIIT.2020040101

    Bagui, S. Fang, X., Bagui, S., Wyatt, J., Houghton, P., Nguyen, J., Schneider, J., & Guthrie, T. (2020). An Improved Step Counting Algorithm Using Classification and Double Autocorrelation, International Journal of Computers and Applications (Francis and Taylor journal), 1-10,



    Earp, R. and Bagui, S. (2021). A Practical Guide to Using SQL in Oracle, 3rd edition. ISBN: 978-1-5178-1068-9 (e-Book) or ISBN: 978-1-5178-1069-6.

Keywords: Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Database Design, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, SQL, Entity-Relationship Modeling, Association Rule Mining, Decision Trees, Random Forest, SVM, Attribute Selection, Resampling, Load Balancing, Data Pre-Processing