Dr. Hamid Turab Mirza
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Data Mining, Context-Aware Computing, Human-Computer Interaction
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Hamid Turab Mirza earned his PhD in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China in 2012 and his MSc in Information Systems with Distinction from The University of Sheffield, UK in 2005.

Overall Dr. Turab has more than 15 years of research, teaching and software development experience in corporate and academic sectors of both Pakistan and UK. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus where he has been a recipient of Research Productivity Awards and Honorarium's for his performance in research, teaching and other departmental responsibilities. Previously he has served in the capacity of Assistant Professor at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for six years. Moreover, he has five years of software development experience in large organizations including Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Leeds Metropolitan University UK and British Telecommunication (BT) UK.

Dr. Turab's research interest lies within the areas of Data Mining and Context-Aware Computing. He has published several papers at reputed international journals (DKE, IJGIS, IJHCI) and conferences (CIKM, WWW, AAAI) in these areas. His co-authored work on Spatio-temporal data mining is selected as "Best Paper" of Data & Knowledge Engineering Journal for year 2015.   

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E-Mail: drturab@cuilahore.edu.pk


Teaching Resources


Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. Activity Pooler: A System for Proactive Desktop Assistance (2016 - 2017) PIs: Dr. Hamid Turab Mirza, Other Team: Dr. Hamid Turab Mirza - Principal Investigator (PI), Budget: PKR 0.39 Million, Funded By: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan .


Book Chapters:
1. M. Rafiq, I. Hussain, C.M. Nadeem Faisal, H.T. Mirza (2019), "Study on Usefulness of Smartphone Applications for the People with Parkinson’s.", Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for the Elderly and Technology Acceptance. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science., edited by: J. Zhou, G. Salvendy, published by: Springer, pp: 281-299. Vol 11592., Standard: 978-3-030-22011-2    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. N. Hussain, H. T. Mirza*, A. Ali, F. Iqbal, I. Hussain, M. Kaleem (2021), "Spammer group detection and diversification of customers’ reviews", PeerJ Computer Science, PEERJ INC, London, England, EC1V 9LL, Vol: 7:e472, Standard: 2376-5992, Impact Factor: 3.09    (External URL)
2. N. Hussain, H. T. Mirza*, F. Iqbal, I. Hussain and M. Kaleem (2020), "Detecting Spam Product Reviews in Roman Urdu Script", The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, The British Computer Society, pp: bxaa164, Standard: 0010-4620, Impact Factor: 1.077    (External URL)
3. A. Israr, M. Kaleem, S. Nazir, H. T. Mirza, H. A. Sorin (2020), "Nested genetic algorithm for highly reliable and efficient embedded system design", Design Automation for Embedded Systems, Springer, pp: 185–221, Vol: 24, Standard: 0929-5585, Impact Factor: 2.767    (External URL)
4. S. Mehmood, M. Kaleem, S. Nazir, A. Israr and H. T. Mirza (2020), "Numerical analysis of stable and low cost perovskite solar cell with an enhanced inorganic electron and hole transport layers", Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, pp: 725-733, Vol: 15, Issue: 6, Standard: 1555-130X, Impact Factor: 1.069    (External URL)
5. N. Hussain, H. T. Mirza*, I. Hussain, F. Iqbal and I.Memon (2020), "Spam Review Detection using the Linguistic and Spammer Behavioral Methods", IEEE Access, pp: 53801-53816, Vol: 8, Standard: 2169-3536, Impact Factor: 4.098    (External URL)
6. M. Shoaib, I. Hussain, H. T. Mirza (2019), "Automatic switching between speech and non-speech: adaptive auditory feedback in desktop assistance for the visually impaired", Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer, pp: 1-11, Standard: 1615-5289, Impact Factor: 0.92    (External URL)
7. N. Hussain, H. T. Mirza*, and I. Hussain (2019), "Detecting Spam Reviews through Spammer’s Behavioral Analysis", ADCAIJ: Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal, pp: 61-71, Vol: 8, Issue: 2, Standard: 2255-2863, ESCI    (External URL)
8. I. Memon, H. T. Mirza, Q. A. Arain, H. Memon (2019), "Multiple mix zones de-correlation trajectory privacy model for road network", Telecommunication Systems, Springer, pp: 557–582, Vol: 70, Standard: 1018-4864, Impact Factor: 1.527    (External URL)
9. A. Rehman, A. Latif, R. Anwar, N. Abbas, S. Nawaz and H. T. Mirza (2019), "Postprandial Anti-Diabetic Effects of Various Fractions of Fagonia indica Burm. f. by in vitro and in vivo Studies", Pakistan J. Zool, pp: 333-340, Vol: 51, Issue: 1, Standard: 0030-9923, Impact Factor: 0.547    (External URL)
10. N. Hussain, H. T. Mirza*, G. Rasool, I. Hussain and M. Kaleem (2019), "Spam Review Detection Techniques: A Systematic Literature Review", Appl. Sci., pp: 1-26, Vol: 9, Issue: 5, Standard: 2076-3417, Impact Factor: 1.855    (External URL)
11. D. K. Sah, X. Wu, M. Lv, H.T. Mirza (2018), "Activity-based linkage and ranking methods for personal dataspace", International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC). Inderscience Publishers, pp: 266-285, Vol: 16, Issue: 3, Standard: 1470-949X, Impact Factor: 1.742    (External URL)
12. I. Memon, H. T. Mirza (2018), "MADPTM: Mix zones and Dynamic Pseudonyms Trust Management system for Location Privacy", International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS), Wiley, pp: e3795, Vol: 31, Issue: 17, Standard: 1099-1131, Impact Factor: 1.717    (External URL)
13. I. Hussain, L. Chen, H.T. Mirza, L. Wang, G. Chen and I. Memon (2016), "Chinese-based Spearcons: Improving Pedestrian Navigation Performance in Eyes-Free Environment", International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI). Taylor & Francis, pp: 460-469, Vol: 32, Issue: 6, Standard: 1044-7318, Impact Factor: 1.259    (External URL)
14. H.T. Mirza, L. Chen, I. Hussain, A. Majid, G. Chen (2015), "A Study on Automatic Classification of Users’ Desktop Interactions", Cybernetics and Systems, Taylor & Francis, pp: 320-341, Vol: 46, Issue: 5, Standard: 0196-9722, Impact Factor: 1.434    (External URL)
15. A. Majid, L. Chen, H.T. Mirza, I. Hussain, G. Chen (2015), "A system for mining interesting tourist locations and travel sequences from public geo-tagged photos", Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE). Elsevier, pp: 66-86, Vol: 95, Standard: 0169-023X, Impact Factor: 2.131. *** BEST PAPER AWARD ***    (External URL)
16. I. Hussain, L. Chen, H.T. Mirza, G. Chen, S.U. Hassan (2015), "Right mix of speech and non-speech: hybrid auditory feedback in mobility assistance of the visually impaired", Universal Access in the Information Society. Springer, pp: 527-536, Vol: 14, Issue: 4, Standard: 1615-5289, Impact Factor: 1.219    (External URL)
17. I. Hussain, L. Chen, H.T. Mirza, K. Xing, and G. Chen (2014), "A Comparative Study of Sonification Methods to Represent Distance and Forward-Direction in Pedestrian Navigation", International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI). Taylor & Francis, pp: 740-751, Vol: 30, Issue: 9, Standard: 1044-7318, Impact Factor: 1.259    (External URL)
18. J. Zhu, S.U. Hassan, H.T. Mirza, Q. Xie (2014), "Measuring recent research performance for Chinese universities using bibliometric methods", Scientometrics, Springer, pp: 429-443, Vol: 101, Issue: 1, Standard: 0138-9130, Impact Factor: 2.274    (External URL)
19. A. Majid, L. Chen, G. Chen, H. T. Mirza, I. Hussain and J. Woodward (2013), "A context-aware personalized travel recommendation system based on geotagged social media data mining", International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor & Francis, pp: 662-684, Vol: 27, Issue: 4, Standard: 1365-8816 (Print), 1362-3087 (Online), Impact Factor: 2.502    (External URL)
20. H. T. Mirza, L. Chen, A. Majid and G. Chen (2011), "Building User Task Space by Mining Temporally Proximate Desktop Actions", Cybernetics and Systems, Taylor & Francis, pp: 585-604, Vol: 42, Issue: 8, Standard: 0196-9722 (Print), 1087-6553 (Online), Impact Factor: 1.434    (External URL)
21. H. T. Mirza, L. Chen and G. Chen (2010), "Practicability of Dataspace Systems", International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications (JDCTA), pp: 233-243, Vol: 4, Issue: 3, Standard: 1975-9339    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. M. Rafiq, I. Hussain, C. M. N. Faisal, H. T. Mirza (2019) "Study on Usefulness of Smartphone Applications for the People with Parkinson's", in Proc. of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII), pp: 1-10   
2. M. Shoaib, I. Hussain, H. T. Mirza, M. Tayyab (2017) "The role of information and innovative technology for rehabilitation of children with Autism: A Systematic Literature Review", in Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), IEEE, pp: 1-10, Standard: 978-1-5386-3893-4    (External URL)
3. A. Majid, L. Chen, G. Chen, H. T. Mirza and I. Hussain (2012) "GoThere: travel suggestions using geotagged photos", in Proc. of the 21st International Conference Companion on World Wide Web (WWW), ACM, pp: 577-578, Standard: 978-1-4503-1230-1    (External URL)
4. I. Hussain, L. Chen, H. T. Mirza, A. Majid and G. Chen (2012) "Hybrid Auditory Feedback: A New Method for Mobility Assistance of the Visually Impaired", in Proc. of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), ACM, pp: 255-256, Standard: 978-1-4503-1321-6    (External URL)
5. A. Majid, L. Chen, H. T. Mirza, I. Hussain and G. Chen (2012) "Mining Context-Aware Significant Travel Sequences from Geotagged Social Media", in Proc. of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), pp: 2443-2444    (External URL)
6. H. T. Mirza, L. Chen, G. Chen, I. Hussain and X. He (2011) "Switch Detector: An Activity Spotting System for Desktop", in Proc. of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), ACM, pp: 2285-2288, Standard: 978-1-4503-0717-8    (External URL)
7. I. Hussain and H. T. Mirza (2010) "An Investigation into the Development & Usability Evaluation of Mobile Applications for Visually Impaired People", in Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering & ICT (ICEI)   
8. H. T. Mirza (2008) "Enterprise Information Retrieval: A Survey", in Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), pp: 141-148, Vol: 6, Standard: 978-989-8111-37-1    (External URL)
9. H. T. Mirza (2008) "Governmental Access to Encrypted Information: to what extent and how to achieve that extent?", in Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), pp: 467-473    (External URL)


PhD Computer Science
Zhejiang University, China
2009 to 2012
Master in Information Systems (Distinction)
The University of Sheffield, UK
2004 to 2005


Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus
2012 to Date
Assistant Professor
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
2012 to 2012
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
2007 to 2012
Programmer Analyst
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
2005 to 2006
Software Engineer
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra
2002 to 2004
Web Programmer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad
2001 to 2002

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