Asim Karim

Department of Computer Science
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Ph.D. The Ohio State University
M.S. The Ohio State University
B.Sc. UET Lahore

E-mail: a.karim at lums dot edu dot pk (remove the dot)

I am interested in data mining and machine learning algorithms and applications. My current research directions include text categorization and clustering, social media analytics, textual semantics,  and causal analysis and inference from observed  data. 

I direct the Knowledge and Data Engineering (KADE) Lab @ LUMS.

My teaching engagements are given below.


  1. H. Adeli and A. Karim (2005), Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems, John Wiley & Sons, UK. 248 pages.
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  2. H. Adeli and A. Karim (2001), Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization, and Management: A New Model Based on Neurocomputing and Object Technologies, Spon Press, London, UK, 352 pages. 
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Selected Publications

My Google Scholar Page

NELasso: Group-Sparse Modeling for Characterizing Relations Among Named Entities in News Articles 
A. Tariq, A. Karim, and H. Foroosh, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2016. 

Terms-based Discriminative Information Space for Robust Text Classification  
K. N. Junejo, A. Karim, M. T. Hassan, and M. Jeon, Information Sciences, Vol. 372, pp. 518-538, 2016. 

A Self-Organizing Map for Identifying Influential Communities in Speech-based Networks  
S. Mansha, F. Kamiran, A. Karim, and A. Anwar, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Indianapolis, USA, Oct. 24 - 28, 2016.

Neural Network Based Association Rule Mining from Uncertain Data   
S. Mansha, Z. Babar, F. Kamiran, and A. Karim, Proceedings of International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP), Kyoto, Japan, Oct. 16 - 21, 2016. 

Identification of Influential Users in Speech-based Networks  
A. Anwar, S. Mansha, F. Kamiran, and A. Karim, Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Taiwan,  Jun 27 - Jul. 1, 2016. 

An Unsupervised Method for Discovering Lexical Variations in Roman Urdu Informal Text 
A. Rafae, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Semantic Smoothing for Text Clustering
J. A. Nasir, I. Varlamis, A. Karim, and G. Tsatsaronis, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 54, pp. 216-229. 

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.  

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. 

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.  

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.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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) 

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 

Honors and Recognitions

  • 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]



  • CS 536 - Data Mining (Sp 2016-2017)
  • CS 636 - Topics in Data Mining Research (Sp 2016-2017)


  • CS 340 - Databases (Fall 2013-2014)
  • CS 535 - Machine Learning (Fall 2013-2014)
  • CS 531 - Artificial Intelligence (Au 2007-2008)
  • CS 543: Data Warehousing (Sp 2007-2008)
  • CS 537 - Neural Networks (Sp 2006-2007)
  • CS 524 - High-Performance Computing (Au 2005-2006)
  • CS 631 - Research Trends in AI  (Sp 2004-2005)

Other Stuff

  • I have taken a leading role in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities at LUMS and beyond. I have developed resources and procedures relevant to PWDs, and I am interested in assistive technology research and development. I am involved with  the Accessibility Committee at LUMS. Please contact me directly if you need to discuss with me in this regard. 
  • I am involved in the development and maintenance of a high performance computing facility at LUMS. 
  • My CV (including complete list of publications)



Department of Computer Science (Room 9-G18A in SBASSE Building)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Sector U, DHA
Lahore, 54792

Phone: +92 42 35608205
Fax: +92 42 35898315