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Dr. ASIM KARIM
Visiting Faculty
PhD - The Ohio State University
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Data mining and machine learning applied to problems in text analytics, social media understanding, Web mining, and social aspects of data analytics.

biography

Dr. Asim Karim has joined ITU as Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department. He is on sabbatical leave from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) where he is Professor of Computer Science in the Syed Babar Ali School of Science an Engineering. He joined LUMS in 2002 after completing his PhD from The Ohio State University. Dr. Karim is an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and applied artificial intelligence. He has authored over 50 articles at leading venues including two books and 20 journal articles. His publications have over 1400 citations (h-index = 16), and his work has won recognition at international competitions. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious PAS-COMSTECH Prize in Computer Science by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences in recognition of his outstanding scholarship in computer science and information technology.

Dr. Karim’s research career spans over 18 years. For the past 10 years, he has focused on data mining and machine learning applied to problems in text analytics, social media understanding, Web mining, and social aspects of data analytics. He is founding director of the Knowledge and Data Engineering Lab at LUMS which is the center of his research activities. The lab’s recent publication venues include ICDM, CIKM, PAKDD, EMNLP, and KAIS. Dr. Karim has supervised four PhD graduates in the data mining/machine learning area. Besides academic activities, Dr. Karim is also an active adviser to the industry on data mining and machine learning problems.

  • An Unsupervised Method for Discovering Lexical Variations in Roman Urdu Informal Text A. R. Khan, A. Qayyum, M. M. Uddin, A. Karim, H. Sajjad, and F. Kamiran, Proceedings of Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 21 Sep., 2015. PDF
  • CDIM: Document Clustering by Discrimination Information Maximization M. T. Hassan, A. Karim, J. Kim, and M. Jeon, Information Sciences, Vol. 316, pp. 87 - 106, 2015. PDF
  • Bias-Aware Lexicon-Based Sentiment Analysis M. Iqbal, A. Karim, F. Kamiran, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Salamanca, Spain, 13 - 17 April, 2015. PDF
  • Controlling Attribute Effect in Linear Regression Models T. Calders, A. Karim, F. Kamiran, W. Ali, and X. Zhang, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Dallas, TX, USA, 7  10 Dec., 2013. PDF
  • Semantic Smoothing for Text Clustering J. A. Nasir, I. Varlamis, A. Karim, and G. Tsatsaronis, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 54, pp. 216-229. PDF
  • Exploiting Topical Perceptions over Multi-lingual Text for Hashtag Suggestion  on Twitter A. Tariq, A. Karim, F. Gomez, and H. Foroosh, Proceedings of the 26th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 26), FL, USA, May 22 - 24, 2013. PDF
  • MIKE: An Interactive Microblogging Keyword Extractor Using Contextual Semantic Smoothing O. A. Khan and A. Karim, Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Mumbai, India, Dec. 10 - 14, 2012. PDF
  • Decision Theory for Discrimination-Aware Classification F. Kamiran, A. Karim, and X. Zhang, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 10 - 13, 2012. PDF
  • Classifying Socially Sensitive Data Without Discrimination: An Analysis of a Crime Suspect Dataset F. Kamiran, A. Karim, S. Verwer, and H. Goudriaan, Proceedings of ICDM Workshops -- Discrimination and Privacy Aware Data Mining (DPADM), Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 10, 2012. PDF
  • A Rule-based Model for Normalization of SMS Text O. A. Khan and A. Karim, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Athens, Greece, Nov. 7 - 9, 2012. PDF
  • Self-Calibration: Enabling Self-Management in Autonomous Systems by Preserving Model Fidelity F. Javed, M. T. Hassan, K. N. Junejo, N. Arshad, and A. Karim, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), Paris, France, July 18 20, 2012. PDF
  • Clustering and Understanding Documents via Discrimination Information Maximization M. T. Hassan and A. Karim, Proceedings of Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), KL, Malaysia, May 29 - Jun. 1, 2012. PDF
  • Robust Personalizable Spam Filtering Via Local and Global Discrimination Modeling K. N. Junejo and A. Karim, Knowledge and Information Systems, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 299-334, 2013. PDF
  • Fast Supervised Feature Extraction by Term Discrimination Information Pooling A. Tariq and A. Karim, Proceedings of International ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Glasgow, UK, Oct. 24 - 28, 2011. PDF
  • A Knowledge-based Semantic Kernel for Text Classification J. A. Nasir, A. Karim, G. Tsatsaronis, and I. Varlamis, Proceedings of International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE), Pisa, Italy, Oct. 17 - 21, 2011. PDF
  • Self-Optimizing a Clustering-based Tag Recommender for Social Bookmarking Systems M. T. Hassan, A. Karim, F. Javed, and N. Arshad. Proceedings of International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Dec. 12 - 14, 2010. PDF
  • Discriminative Clustering for Content-Based Tag Recommendation in Social Bookmarking Systems M.T. Hassan, A. Karim, S. Manandhar, and J. Cussens, Proceedings of ECML PKDD Discovery Challenge Workshop 2009, Bled, Slovenia, 7 Sep., 2009. PDF
  • Learning and Predicting Key Web Navigation Patterns Using Bayesian Models M.T. Hassan, K.N. Junejo, and A. Karim, Computational Science and its Applications (Proceedings of ICCSA), LNCS, Vol. 5593, pp. 877-887, Jun. 2009. PDF
  • A Robust Discrininative Term Weighting based Linear Discriminant Method for Text Classification K.N. Junejo and A. Karim , Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Pisa, Italy, 15 - 19 Dec., 2008. PDF
  • PSSF: A Novel Statistical Approach for Personalized Service-side Spam Filtering K.N. Junejo and A. Karim, Proceedings of International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), Silicon Valley, USA, 2 - 5 Nov., 2007. PDF
  • Bayesian Inference for Web Surfer Behavior Prediction M.T. Hassan, K.N. Junejo, and A. Karim, Proceedings of ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, 17 - 21 Sep., 2007. (Selected as one of the top three solutions) PDF
  • A Two-Pass Statistical Approach for Automatic Personalized Spam Filtering K.N. Junejo, M.M. Yousaf, and A. Karim, Proceedings of ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 18 - 22 Sep. 2006. Winner of the Spam Filtering Performance Award PDF
  • Incident Detection Algorithm Using Wavelet Energy Representation of Traffic Patterns A. Karim and H. Adeli, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 128, No. 3, pp. 232-242, 2002. PDF

  • PAS-COMSTECH Prize in Compuer Science (IT), 2015
  • 2010 VLDB Travel Fellowship Award
  • Second position at the 2007 ECML PKDD Discovery Challenge (Web Usage Mining) [more]
  • First position at the 2006 ECML PKDD Discovery Challenge (Personalized Spam Filtering)[more]