Asim Karim

Professor
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, deep learning, social media analytics, and causal analysis and inference from observed data. 

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

I am also working on assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. On-going projects include ALAP for accessible math, graph, and PDF and writing tools for dyslexic persons.

My teaching engagements are given below.


Selected Publications

My Google Scholar Page

Balancing Prediction Errors for Robust Sentiment Classification
M. Iqbal, A. Karim, and F. Kamiran ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 33, 2019.
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ALAP: Accessible LaTeX-based Mathematical Document Authoring and Presentation
A. Manzoor, S. Arooj, S. Zulfiqar, M. Parvez, S. Shahid, and A. Karim Proc. Of SIGCHI International Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI), Glasgow, UK, May 4 - 9, 2019. 
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Exploiting Reject Option in Classification for Social Discrimination Control
F. Kamiran, S. Mansha, A. Karim, and X. Zhang, Information Sciences, Vol. 425, pp. 18-33, 2018. 
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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, Vol. 39, No. 10, pp. 2000-2014, 2017. 
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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Semantic Smoothing for Text Clustering
J. A. Nasir, I. Varlamis, A. Karim, and G. Tsatsaronis, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 54, pp. 216-229. 
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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.  
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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.  
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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. 
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A Robust Discriminative 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.  
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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 
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Books

Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems
H. Adeli and A. Karim, Wiley, 2005.

Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization, and Management
H. Adeli and A. Karim, CRC Press, 2001.

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • PAS-COMSTECH Prize in Computer Science (IT), 2015
  • 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]

Teaching

Current

  • CS 636 - Topics in Data Mining Research (Fall 2019-2020)
  • CS 536 - Data Mining (Sp 2019-2020)
  • CS 5312 - Natural Language processing (Sp 2019-2020)

Previous

  • CS 340 - Databases
  • CS 535 - Machine Learning
  • CS 531 - Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 537 - Neural Networks
  • CS 543 - Data Warehousing
  • CS 524 - High Performance Computing
  • CS 631 - Research Trends in AI

 

Other Stuff

  • I am a blind professor.
  • 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. Please contact me directly if you need to discuss with me in this regard. 
  • My CV (including complete list of publications)

 


Address

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

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