Muhammad Abulaish, PhD (IIT Delhi)

Senior member: IEEE, CSI, and ACM | Life Member: ISTE, ISCA, and IETE


Laboratory for Data Science & Analytics, Department of Computer Science

South Asian University (An International University Established by all SAARC Member States) | | +91-11-24195148 (Off) | +91-11-24195153 (Lab)

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Muhammad Abulaish is a Sr. Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, India with over 22 years of experience in Academic and Research. Before joining SAU, he has worked as Full Professor and Head of the Department at Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University with A++ grade by the NAAC), New Delhi, India. He has also worked as the Head of the Internet Surveillance and Forensics research group at the Centre of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.

Abulaish received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2007. His research interests focus on developing novel data analytics and machine learning techniques, especially for applications in text mining, social network analysis, biomedical informatics, data-driven cybersecurity, and digital forensics. He has over 120 research publications in various international journals, books, and conference proceedings, including seven papers in IEEE/ACM Transactions. He is an Associate Editor of the Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer. He has served several reputed international conferences including SDM, CIKM, IJCAI-ECAIPAKDD, Web Intelligence, and BIOKDD as TPC member. He has also served WI'19 and WI'20 as a publicity co-chair, and ASONAM'20 as a workshop co-chair. He is also an editorial board member and reviewer of various journals of repute. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, and CSI. He is also a life member of ISTE, IETE, and ISCA.

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  • Domain-Specific Keyword Extraction Using Joint Modeling of Local and Global Contextual Semantics

    Muhammad Abulaish, Mohd Fazil, and Muhammed J. Zaki, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Article No.: 70, 2022, pp, 1-30.

  • DeepSBD: A Deep Neural Network Model With Attention Mechanism for SocialBot Detection

    Mohd Fazil, Amit Kumar Sah, and Muhammad Abulaish, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 16, 2021, pp. 4211-4223.

  • CAT-BiGRU: Convolution and Attention with Bi-directional Gated Recurrent Unit for Self-Deprecating Sarcasm Detection

    Ashraf Kamal and Muhammad Abulaish, Cognitive Computation, Topical Collection: A Decade on Sentic Computing, Vol. 14, Springer, 2021, pp. 91-109.

  • A Survey of Figurative Language and its Computational Detection in Online Social Networks

    Muhammad Abulaish, Ashraf Kamal, and Mohammed J. Zaki, ACM Transactions on the Web, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020, pp. 3:1-3:52.

  • A Hybrid Approach for Detecting Automated Spammers in Twitter

    Mohd Fazil and Muhammad Abulaish, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 13, Issue 11, 2018, pp. 2707-2719.