PhD (IIT Delhi), Senior Member: IEEE, ACM, and CSI

Professor, Department of Computer Science (on leave)
Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India

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Muhammad Abulaish is a Professor of Computer Science at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Delhi with over 17 years of experience in Academic and Research. He served the Department of Computer Science, JMI as Head (Chairman) for a period of 3 years with effect from Jan. 2013. Before joining JMI in Jan. 2004, he served Hamdard University as a Lecturer of Computer Science from Sep. 2000 to Dec. 2003, and UPTEC Lucknow as a Systems Officer from June 1998 to Aug. 2000. From Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2012, Abulaish was on leave from JMI and worked as the Head of the Internet Surveillance and Forensics research group at the Centre of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, Riyadh. During this period, his team mainly worked on a Web Surveillance project funded under the National Plan for Science and Technology scheme of Saudi Arabia and won awards in international innovation exhibitions in Switzerland and Malaysia. Abulaish received his Master degree, MCA, from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad in 1998, and PhD degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Feb. 2007.

Abulaish's research interests are in the areas of Data Analytics and Mining, Social Compuing, Cyber Security and Forensics, Predictive Modeling, and Sentiment Analysis. He is keenly interested in developing analytical frameworks for integrated analysis of unstructured and structured data using data mining techniques for varied applications, including business intelligence, social network analysis, cyber forensics, open source intelligence, web surveillance, and biomedical informatics.

Abulaish has over 75 research publications in various international conference proceedings and journals, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Data and Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier), Digital Investigation (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Elsevier), WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Intelligent Data Analysis (IOS press). He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, and Computer Society of India (CSI). He is also a life member of ISTE, IETE, and ISCA. He is a program committee member of several reputed international conferences. He is also a editorial board member and reviewer of various journals of repute in his area of research.

Research Publications

  • Mohd Fazil and Muhammad Abulaish, Why a Socialbot is Effective in Twitter? A Statistical Insight, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), Social Networking Workshop, Bengaluru, India, pp. 562-567, January 4-8, 2017. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex) (received best paper award)

  • Tarique Anwar and Muhammad Abulaish, Ranking Radically Influential Web Forum Users, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp. 1289-1298, 2015. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)

  • Sajid Y. Bhat and Muhammad Abulaish, OCMiner: A Density-Based Overlapping Community Detection Method for Social Networks, Intelligent Data Analysis, Vol. 19, Issue 4, IOS Press, pp. 917-947, 2015. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)

  • Sajid Y. Bhat and Muhammad Abulaish, HOCTracker: Tracking the Evolution of Hierarchical and Overlapping Communities in Dynamic Social Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 1019-1032, 2014. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)


  • BiSAL: A Bilingual Sentiment Analysis Lexicon to Analyze Dark Web Forums for Cyber Security (dataset)

  • Ontology Engineering for Imprecise Knowledge Management, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8383-0612-4, No. of Pages: 224, 2009. (PDF) (Source)

  • Exploring Database Systems: a systematic approach to develop database design, implementation and querying skills (to appear).

Recent Activities

  • Delivered an Invited Talk on "Social Network Analysis and Mining" at the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Big Data Analytics, Data/Text Mining Using SPSS organized by YMCA University, Faridabad, Haryana, India during December 5-9, 2016.

  • Delivered an Invited Talk on "Mining User-Generated Contents for Open Source Intelligence" at the Workshop on Big Data and Soft Computing: Techniques and Applications organized by the Department of Computer Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India during October 5-9, 2016.

  • Delivered an Invited Talk on "Social Computing - An Application to Open Source Intelligence" at the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence organized by BGSB University, Rajoiri, J&K, India on March 26, 2016.