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

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
South Asian University, New Delhi, India

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Muhammad Abulaish is a Professor of Computer Science at Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India with over 20 years of experience in Academic and Research. He has worked as the Head of the Department of Computer Science for a period of 3 years with effect from Jan. 2013. 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. 


Currently, Abulaish is on deputation from Jamia and working as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at South Asian University, New Delhi, India since 2016. He has also served as Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science during 2016 to 2018.


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 108 publications in various international journals and conference proceedings, including five papers in ACM/IEEE Transactions. He has served several reputed international conferences including SDM, CIKM, PAKDD, WI, and BIOKDD as TPC member. He served WI'19 as the publicity co-chair, and working as workshop co-chair for ASONAM'20. 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.

Research Publications

  • Muhammad Abulaish, Ashraf Kamal, and Mohammed J. Zaki, A Survey of Figurative Language and its Computational Detection in Online Social Networks, ACM Transactions on the Web, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-53, 2020. (PDF) (URL) (BibTex)

  • Harshita Dalal and Muhammad Abulaish, A Multilayer Perceptron Architecture for Detecting Deceptive Cryptocurrencies in Coin Market Capitalization Data, In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 438-442, October 14-17, 2019. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)

  • Mohd Fazil and Muhammad Abulaish, A Hybrid Approach for Detecting Automated Spammers in Twitter, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2707-2719, 2018. (URL) (PDF) (BibTex)

  • Muhammad Abulaish and Jahiruddin, A Novel Weighted Distance Measure for Multi-Attributed Graph, In Proceedings of the 10th Annual ACM India Conference (COMPUTE), Bhopal, India, pp. 39-47, Nov. 16-18, 2017. (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

  • Presented two research papers entitled “SentiLangN: A Language-Neutral Graph-Based Approach for Sentiment Analysis in Microblogging Data" and “A Graph-Theoretic Embedding-Based Approach for Rumor Detection in Twitter" at the 18th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 14-17, 2019.

  • Delivered an Invited Talk on "Social Network Analytics: Characteristics, Challenges, and Research Directions" at the 18th Refresher Course in Computer Science and Information Technology organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, JNU, New Delhi, during Sep. 16-27, 2019.

  • Delivered an Invited Talk on "Social Network Analysis: Basic Concepts, Challenges, and Applications" at the Workshop on Social Media and Data Analytic organized by Department of Computer Engineering, AMU Aligarh on March 15, 2019.