Dr. Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Natural Language Processing, Plagiarism Detection, Text Reuse Detection, Information Retrieval
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (144)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Brief Summary

Currently, I am working as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. I am also leading the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at CIIT, Lahore. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from University of Sheffield, UK. During PhD, my research work focused on text reuse and plagiarism detection using Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques. 

Research Interests 

  • Mono- and cross-lingual text reuse and plagiarism detection
  • Author Attribution (Author Profiling, Author Identification, Author Verification)
  • Semantic Annotation System 
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science

Activities

  • Organized and Delivered a One Day Technical Motivational Workshop: How to Read a Research Paper (Download Workshop Videos and Slides)
  • Task Chair and Co-organizer of MAPonSMS-2018
  • Motivational Speaker (Every month I give one motivational seminar at COMSATS University since November 2016)

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Ali Saeed
  • Iqra Muneer
  • Muhammad Awais
  • Muhammad Shakeel

Previous Ph.D. Students

  • Jawad Shafi     Ph.D. Thesis: An Urdu Semantic Tagger – Lexicons, Corpora, Methods, and Tools
  • Muhammad Sharjeel

Current MPhil Students

  • Saima Shaukat
  • Tahir Sohail
  • Hamza Javed

Previous MPhil Students

  • Zara Mustafa
  • Hira Arshad
  • Mariyam Imtiaz 
  • Farhat Ullah
  • Waheed Abbas
  • Modassir Hussain
  • Madiha Rasool 
  • Ghazeefa Fatima 
  • Ramsha Imran
  • Saba Ramzan
  • Iqra Ameer (Co-supervised at National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
  • Syed Husnain Bukhari
  • Humaira Muqadas
  • Muntaha Iqbal
  • Sara Sameen
  • Iftikhar Ali
  • Fahad Najib
  • Waqas Cheema
  • Sumaira Nosheen
  • Komal Hassan
  • Ambreen Naz
  • Chaudhary Ahmed Ali 
  • Amna Yasin
  • Amir Bashir
  • Iqra Muneer
  • Muhamamd Arshad
  • Abdul Sittar
  • Rizwana Qayyum
  • Tanveer Ahmed

Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. Adapted Greedy String Tiling for Paraphrased Plagiarism Detection (2015 - 2016), Team: COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Worth: Rupees 0.365 million, Funded By: HEC, Pakistan .

Publications:

Books:
1. Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab (2020), "Machine Learning"    (External URL)
2. Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab (2020), "Machine Learning Projects"    (External URL)
3. Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab (2020), "Research Methodology in I.T."    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Z. Mahmood , I. Safder, R. Nawab, F. Bukhari, S. Alelyani, S. Hassan, N. Aljohani, R. Nawaz (2020), "Deep Sentiments in Roman Urdu Text using Recurrent Convolutional Neural Network Model", Information Processing & Management, Elsevier (accepted), Impact Factor: 3.892   
2. K. Shahzad, R. Nawab, A. Abid, K. Sharif, F. Ali, F. Aslam, and A. Mazhar (2019), "A Process Model Collection and Gold Standard Correspondences for Process Model Matching", IEEE ACCESS, pp: 30708-30723, Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Standard: 2169-3536, Impact Factor: 3.557    (External URL)
3. A. Saeed, R. Nawab, M. Stevenson, P. Rayson (2019), "A Sense Annotated Corpus for All-Words Urdu Word Sense Disambiguation", ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) , Impact Factor: 0.339    (External URL)
4. M. Ashraf, R. Nawab and F. Nie (2019), "A Study of Deep Learning Methods for Same-genre and Cross-genre Author Profiling", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy System (accepted) , Impact Factor: 1.637   
5. I. Ameer, G. Sidorov and R. Nawab (2019), "Author Profiling for Age and Gender Using Combinations of Types of Features", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS), Impact Factor: 1.426    (External URL)
6. M. Ashraf, R. Nawab and F. Nie (2019), "Author Profiling using Bi-lingual Tweets", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS) (accepted), Impact Factor: 1.637   
7. I. Haneef, R. Nawab, E. Munir, and I. Bajwa (2019), "Design and Development of a Large Cross-Lingual Plagiarism Corpus for Urdu-English Language Pair ", Scientific Programming, Impact Factor: 1.344    (External URL)
8. K. Shahzad, S. Zaheer, R. Nawab, F. Aslam (2019), "On Comparing Manual and Automatic Generated Textual Descriptions of Business Process Models", Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (accepted), Impact Factor: 1.167   
9. A. Saeed, R. Nawab, M. Stevenson, P. Rayson (2018), "A word sense disambiguation corpus for Urdu", Language Resources and Evaluation (LRE), Springer, pp: pp. 1-22, Impact Factor: 0.656    (External URL)
10. I. Muneer, M. Sharjeel, M. Iqbal, R. Nawab and P. Rayson ( (2018), "CLEU - A Cross-Language English-Urdu Corpus and Benchmark For Text Reuse Experiments", Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) , Published Online: 19 November, 2018, Impact Factor: 2.322    (External URL)
11. M. Fatima, S. Anwar, A. Naveed, W. Arshad, R. Nawab, M. Iqbal and A. Masood (2018), "Multilingual SMS-based Author Profiling: Data and Methods ", Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, , pp: 695-724, Vol: 24, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 1.065    (External URL)
12. S. Sameen, M. Sharjeel, R. Nawab, P. Rayson and I. Muneer (2017), "Measuring Short Text Reuse For The Urdu Language", IEEE ACCESS, pp: 1-1, Vol: PP, Issue: 99, Standard: 2169-3536, Impact Factor: 3.244    (External URL)
13. M. Fatima, K. Hasan, S. Anwar and R. Nawab (2017), "Multi-lingual Author Profiling on Facebook", Information Processing & Management, Elsevier , pp: 886–904, Vol: 53, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 2.391    (External URL)
14. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough, (2016), "An IR-based Approach Utilising Query Expansion for Plagiarism Detection in MEDLINE", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. , Impact Factor: 1.438    (External URL)
15. M. Sharjeel, R. Nawab, P. Rayson (2016), "COUNTER - COrpus of Urdu News TExt Reuse", Language Resources and Evaluation, Vol: Published Online: 10 September 2016, Impact Factor: 0.975    (External URL)
16. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough (2013), "Comparing Medline Citations using Modified N-grams", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Impact Factor: 3.609    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. S. Ashraf, O. Javed, M. Adeel, H. Iqbal, and R. Nawab (2019) "Bots and Gender Prediction Using Language Independent Stylometry-based Approach", Working Notes of CLEF 2019 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum   
2. M. Sharjeel, M. Fatima, S. Anwar and R. Nawab (2018) "MAPonSMS - Overview of the Multilingual SMS-based Author Profiling Task at FIRE’18", Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation, pp: 202-212    (External URL)
3. I. Pervaiz, M. Shahzad and R. Nawab (2018) "WordNet based Semantic Similarity Measures for Process Model Matching ", 17th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research, KTH, Sweden   
4. Rana, M., Shahzad, K., Nawab, R., Leopold, H (2016) "A Textual Description Based Approach to Process Matching", In IFIP Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling, pp: 194-208    (External URL)
5. A. Sittar, H. Iqbal, R. Nawab (2016) "Author Diarization Using Cluster-Distance Approach", Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2016 Evaluation Labs   
6. S. Zaheer, K, Shahzad, and R. Nawab (2016) "Comparing manual-and auto-generated textual descriptions of business process models", Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), IEEE, pp: 41-46   
7. S. Ashraf, H. Iqbal, R. Nawab (2016) "Cross-genre author profile prediction using stylometry-based approach", Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2016 Evaluation Labs   
8. K. Shahzad, K. Shareef, R. Ali, R. Nawab and A. Abid (2016) "Generating process model collection with diverse label and structural features", Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), IEEE, pp: 644-649   
9. S. Piao, P. Rayson, D. Archer, F. Bianchi, C. Dayrell, M. El-Haj, R. Jiménez, D. Knight, M. Kren, L. Löfberg, R. Nawab, J. Shafi, P. Teh and O. Mudraya (2016) "Lexical Coverage Evaluation of Large-scale Multilingual Semantic Lexicons for Twelve Languages", In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia (to appear)   
10. M. Sharjeel, P. Rayson and R. Nawab (2016) "UPPC - Urdu Paraphrase Plagiarism Corpus", In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia (to appear)    
11. M. Humayoun, R. Nawab, M. Uzair, S. Aslam and O. Farzand (2016) "Urdu Summary Corpus", In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia (to appear)    
12. W. Cheema, F. Najib, S. Ahmed, S. Bukhari, A. Sittar, and R. Nawab (2015) "A Corpus for Analyzing Text Reuse by People of Different Groups", n Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2015 Evaluation Labs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CLEF and CEUR-WS.org   
13. F. Najib, W. Cheema, R. Nawab (2015) "Author’s Traits Prediction on Twitter Data using Content Based Approach", In Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2015 Evaluation Labs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CLEF and CEUR-WS.org   
14. I. Hanif, R. Nawab, A. Arbab, H. Jamshed , S. Riaz and E. Munir (2015) "Cross-Language Urdu-English (CLUE) Text Alignment Corpus", In Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2015 Evaluation Labs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CLEF and CEUR-WS.org   
15. I. Pervaz, I. Ameer, A. Sittar, R. Nawab (2015) "Identification of Author Personality Traits using Stylistic Features", In Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2015 Evaluation Labs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CLEF and CEUR-WS.org   
16. H. Iqbal, M. Ashraf and R. Nawab (2015) "Predicting an Author’s Demographics from Text using Topic Modeling Approach", In Working Notes Papers of the CLEF 2015 Evaluation Labs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CLEF and CEUR-WS.org   
17. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough (2012) "Detecting Text Reuse with Modified and Weight N-grams ", *SEM: The First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) , pp: 54-58    (External URL)
18. M. Khan, R. Nawab, and Y. Gotoh (2012) "Language Descriptions of Visual Scenes: Corpus Generation and Analysis ", EACL 2012, Joint Workshop on Exploiting Synergies between Information Retrieval and Machine Translation (ESIRMT) and Hybrid Approaches to Machine Translation (HyTra)    
19. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough (2012) "Retrieving Candidate Plagiarised Documents using Query Expansion ", In Proceedings of the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) , pp: 207-218   
20. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough (2011) "Extrinsic Plagiarism Detection using Information Retrieval and Sequence Alignment ", Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2011. In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse    
21. R. Nawab, M. Stevenson and P. Clough (2010) "University of Sheffield", Lab Report for PAN at CLEF 2010. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse    

Qualification

PhD in Computer Science
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Oct 2009 to Sep 2012
   
MSc(CS)
U.E.T. Lahore, Pakistan
2006 to 2008
   
BS(CS)
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
2001 to 2005
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Oct 2012 to Date
   
Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Mar 2006 to Sep 2012
   

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