I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of Georgia Southern University. Before joining Georgia Southern, I had been a full-time lecturer of computer science at the University of Georgia for a year. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia, working with the Professor Krys Kochut. My Ph.D. dissertation is "Semantic Web Topic Models: Integrating Ontological Knowledge and Probabilistic Topic Models" [ PDF]. My research focuses on Machine Learning and Semantic Web Mining, particularly developing probabilistic and statistical models for natural language text applications such as recommendation, document classification, document summarization and clustering. For more details, please see Research Section.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, The University of Georgia, 2010 - 2016
B.SC. in Applied Mathematics, The University of Kashan, Iran, 2001 - 2005
My research interests include Machine Learning, Semantic Web, Topic Models, information retrieval and text processing. I am particularly interested in developing and combining machine learning (e.g. deep learning) techniques with prior knowledge (background knowledge) such as ontologies and Linked Open Data (LOD) for analyzing large-scale text data. I am also very interested in creating domain specific knowledge graphs and question answering.
Email: mallahyari [at] georgiasouthern [dot] edu