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

Associate Professor & Head
Department of Computer Science
Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India

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Muhammad Abulaish is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi with over 17 years of experience in Academic and Research. Before joining Jamia 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 Jamia and worked as the lead 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 Opinion Mining & 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

  • 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. 1-31, 2015 (to appear in Aug'15). (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)

  • Tarique Anwar and Muhammad Abulaish, Namesake Alias Mining on the Web and its Role Towards Suspect Tracking, Information Sciences, Vol. 276, pp. 123-145, 2014. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)


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

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

Recent Activities

  • Delivered a Keynote Speech on "Imperatives of Big Data: Evolutions, Applications, and Emerging Trends" at the National Seminar on Big Data: Issues and Challenges organized by Gitarattan International Business School (giBS), GGSIP University, Rohini, Delhi on October 16, 2015.

  • Attended the meeting cum workshop of the coordinators of GlobaI lnitiative of Academic Network (GIAN) Scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India, organized at IIT Kharagpur Extension Centre, Kolkata on July 11, 2015.

  • Organized a Techno-Cultural Fest entitled "Teknothon-2K15" at the Department of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India during March 27-28, 2015.