I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer-Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, and the head of the Concordia Data Systems (CoDS) lab. My research interests are in the broad areas of parallel/distributed systems, data management, knowledge graphs, and graph neural netwrok for developing systems for federated data science and big data analytics.

Current Research projects at CoDS:

  • A Data Discovery Platform for Data Science
  • A Natural Language Platform for Querying Knowledge Graphs
  • A Data Security and Privacy Platform Powered by Knowledge Graph Technologies
  • Data Science Versioning Control with Explanation and Data Bias Detection Methods

Note: I do not have openings for Master students.

I am looking for PhD students with the following qualifications:

  • excellent skills in programming,
  • M.Sc. in computer science or a related field,
  • experience in databases, RDF, Knowledge Graphs, NLP, GNN, DL, information security, or distributed systems, and
  • excellent written and oral communication skills (English).

Previous Research Projects

Academic Service

A Program Committee member of:

I also regularly review for a number of international journals including:

  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS)
  • The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB Journal)
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCCSI)
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD)