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Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy and Sciences, , 2014

Biography summary

I am a Senior Lecturer of Applied Artificial Intelligence within the School of Information Technology at Deakin University, Australia. In my role, I contribute to the school's research activities by leading research efforts and collaborating with peers and students. Currently, I co-lead the Machine Learning for Decision Support (MLDS) Group which core's objective is to design efficient and scalable data analysis and machine learning algorithms, encompassing descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics for large-scale datasets.

My research focuses on developing data-driven decision-making techniques to extract valuable knowledge from data. I explore a broad range of topics related to the data-driven fields of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Information Retrieval. I have applied analytical and algorithmic tools from these fields to real-world problems in diverse applications, such as recommender systems, interactive visual search interfaces, social network analysis, and data quality.

Prior to joining Deakin University, I was a Research Fellow at The University of Toronto (2017-2019) and at The University of Melbourne (2015-2017), and before that, I was a postdoc researcher at INRIA France (2014-2015). I earned a Ph.D. and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Paris-Saclay, France, respectively in 2013 and 2009, and a BSc in Computer Science from USTHB Algeria in 2008.

Career highlights

Jan. 2024 – Present: Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia. 

Nov. 2019 – Dec. 2023: Lecturer at Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia.

Nov. 2017 – Oct. 2019: Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Sep. 2015 – Sep. 2017: Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 

Jul. 2015 – Aug. 2015: Visiting researcher Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. 

Jan. 2014 – Jul. 2015: Postdoc at INRIA, Montpellier, France. 

Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2014: Visiting researcher UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. 

Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2013: Visiting researcher NICTA, Canberra, ACT, Australia. 

Mar. 2010 – Mar. 2013: Research Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Nozay, France. 

Apr. 2009 – Sep. 2009: Master Student Internship at DAVID Lab, University of Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France. 

Research interests

Information Retrieval, Biomedical NLP, Social Network Analysis, Recommender Systems.

Affiliations

Fellow of the UK AdvanceHE, formerly known as Higher Education Academy (HEA) [2023]

Teaching interests

Information Technology

Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence

Units taught

Knowledge areas

Computer Science; Machine Learning; Deep Learning.

Research groups

Co-leader of the Machine Learning for Decision Support (MLDS) Group, under the Machine Intelligence Lab and Centre for Data to Learning at Deakin School of IT.
 

Awards

  • Deakin School of IT, Outstanding Leadership Award, 2023. This award recognises recognises outstanding leadership in building and growing a productive and impactful research group called Machine Learning for Decision Support (MLDS) at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.
  • Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability, 2022. This award recognises excellent contribution to the AI Competition for Sustainable Development Goals and the advancement of the University’s Strategic Plan, Deakin 2030: Ideas to Impact.
  • Deakin School of IT, Learner Engagement Award for The Deakin Simpsons AI Challenge, 2022. This award recognises excellent contribution to the Deakin student community through the organization of an AI competition that focused student engagement on practical skills development with the goal of strengthening graduate employment outcomes.
  • Deakin School of IT, Industry Engagement Award, 2022. This award recognises excellent contribution for excellence in industry collaboration and partnerships.
  • Best Demo Paper at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), 2022. Title: “Jarvis: A Voice-based Context-as-a-Service Mobile Tool for a Smart Home Environment”.

Publications

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2024

Shine: A deep learning-based accessible parking management system

D Neupane, A Bhattarai, S Aryal, M Bouadjenek, U Seok, J Seok

(2024), Vol. 238, pp. 1-14, Expert Systems with Applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

MLT-Trans: Multi-level Token Transformer for Hierarchical Image Classification

Tanya Boone Sifuentes, Asef Nazari, Mohamed Bouadjenek, Imran Razzak

(2024), pp. 385-396, Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, E1

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2023

A User-Centric Analysis of Social Media for Stock Market Prediction

Mohamed Bouadjenek, Scott Sanner, Ga Wu

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 1-22, ACM Transactions on the Web, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Towards understanding and mitigating unintended biases in language model-driven conversational recommendation

T Shen, J Li, M Bouadjenek, Z Mai, S Sanner

(2023), Vol. 60, pp. 103139-103139, Information Processing and Management, C1

journal article

Overcoming weaknesses of density peak clustering using a data-dependent similarity measure

Z Rasool, S Aryal, M Bouadjenek, R Dazeley

(2023), Vol. 137, pp. 109287-109287, Pattern Recognition, C1

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User Experience and The Role of Personalization in Critiquing-Based Conversational Recommendation

Arpit Rana, Scott Sanner, Mohamed Bouadjenek, Ron Dicarlantonio, Gary Farmaner

(2023), pp. 1-21, ACM Transactions on the Web, New York, N.Y., C1

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PERCY: A post-hoc explanation-based score for logic rule dissemination consistency assessment in sentiment classification

S Gupta, M Bouadjenek, A Robles-Kelly

(2023), Vol. 275, pp. 110685-110685, Knowledge-Based Systems, C1

journal article

Support Matrix Machine via Joint ℓ2,1 and Nuclear Norm Minimization Under Matrix Completion Framework for Classification of Corrupted Data

Imran Razzak, Mohamed Bouadjenek, Raghib Saris, Weiping Ding

(2023), pp. 1-12, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

A Mask-Based Logic Rules Dissemination Method for Sentiment Classifiers

Shashank Gupta, Mohamed Bouadjenek, Antonio Robles-Kelly

(2023), Vol. 1, pp. 394-408, ECIR 2023 : Proceedings of the 45th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, E1

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A Bottom-Up Capsule Network for Hierarchical Image Classification

K Noor, A Robles-Kelly, L Zhang, M Bouadjenek

(2023), pp. 325-331, DICTA 2023 : Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Port Macquarie, N.S.W., E1

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2022

Mutliresolutional ensemble PartialNet for Alzheimer detection using magnetic resonance imaging data

I Razzak, S Naz, A Ashraf, F Khalifa, M Bouadjenek, S Mumtaz

(2022), pp. 1-18, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, London, Eng., C1

journal article

ModelOps for enhanced decision-making and governance in emergency control rooms

K Lefevre, C Arora, K Lee, A Zaslavsky, M Bouadjenek, A Hassani, I Razzak

(2022), pp. 1-15, Environment Systems and Decisions, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

A longitudinal study of topic classification on Twitter

M Bouadjenek, S Sanner, Z Iman, L Xie, D Shi

(2022), Vol. 8, pp. e991-e991, PeerJ Computer Science, United States, C1

journal article

Mitigating the filter bubble while maintaining relevance: targeted diversification with VAE-based Recommender systems

Z Gao, T Shen, Z Mai, M Bouadjenek, I Waller, A Anderson, R Bodkin, S Sanner

(2022), pp. 2524-2531, SIGIR '22: Proceedings of the 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Madrid, Spain, E1

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Jarvis: A Voice-based Context-as-a-Service Mobile Tool for a Smart Home Environment

N Huynh, M Bouadjenek, A Hassani, I Razzak, K Lee, C Arora, A Zaslavsky

(2022), pp. 318-321, IEEE MDM 2022 : Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Mobile Data Management 2022 international conference, Paphos, Cyprus, E1

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An Analysis of Logic Rule Dissemination in Sentiment Classifiers

S Gupta, M Bouadjenek, A Robles-Kelly

(2022), Vol. 13390, pp. 118-124, CLEF 2022 : Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction : Proceedings of the International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages 2022, Bologna, Italy, E1

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A Mask-based Output Layer for Multi-level Hierarchical Classification

T Boone-Sifuentes, M Bouadjenek, I Razzak, H Hacid, A Nazari

(2022), pp. 3833-3837, CIKM '22 : Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2022, Atlanta, Ga., E1

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Marine-tree: A Large-scale Marine Organisms Dataset for Hierarchical Image Classification

T Boone-Sifuentes, A Nazari, I Razzak, M Bouadjenek, A Robles-Kelly, D Ierodiaconou, E Oh

(2022), pp. 3838-3842, CIKM 2022 : Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2022 hybrid conference, Atlanta, Ga., E1

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2021

Linked data triples enhance document relevance classification

D Nagumothu, P Eklund, B Ofoghi, M Bouadjenek

(2021), Vol. 11, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Multilevel depth-wise context attention network with atrous mechanism for segmentation of COVID19 affected regions

A Qayyum, M Mazhar, I Razzak, M Bouadjenek

(2021), Neural Computing and Applications, England, C1

journal article

Feature Extraction Functions for Neural Logic Rule Learning

Shashank Gupta, Antonio Robles-Kelly, Mohamed Bouadjenek

(2021), Vol. 12644, pp. 98-107, S+SSPR 2021 : Proceedings from the Joint IAPR Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition International Workshop, Online from Padua, Italy, E1

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A workflow analysis of context-driven conversational recommendation

Shengnan Lyu, Arpit Rana, Scott Sanner, Mohamed Bouadjenek

(2021), pp. 866-877, WWW 2021: Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia, E1

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2020

Bayesian Networks for Data Integration in the Absence of Foreign Keys

B Zhang, S Sanner, M Bouadjenek, S Gupta

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 803-808, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, C1-1

journal article

Evaluation of Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Readmission After Acute Myocardial Infarction Using Routinely Collected Clinical Data

S Gupta, D Ko, P Azizi, M Bouadjenek, M Koh, A Chong, P Austin, S Sanner

(2020), Vol. 36, pp. 878-885, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, England, C1-1

journal article

Relevance- and interface-driven clustering for visual information retrieval

M Bouadjenek, S Sanner, Y Du

(2020), Vol. 94, Information Systems, C1

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2019

Personalized social query expansion using social annotations

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub

(2019), Vol. 11360, pp. 1-25, Transactions on large-scale data- and knowledge-centered systems XL, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Automated assessment of biological database assertions using the scientific literature

M Bouadjenek, J Zobel, K Verspoor

(2019), Vol. 20, BMC Bioinformatics, England, C1-1

journal article

One-class collaborative filtering with the queryable variational autoencoder

G Wu, M Bouadjenek, S Sanner

(2019), pp. 921-924, SIGIR 2019 : Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Paris, France, E1-1

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A novel regularizer for temporally stable learning with an application to twitter topic classification

Y Wang, G Wu, M Bouadjenek, S Sanner, S Su, Z Zhang

(2019), pp. 217-225, SIAM 2019 : Proceedings of the 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, Calgary, Alberta, E1-1

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Relevance-driven clustering for visual information retrieval on twitter

M Bouadjenek, S Sanner

(2019), pp. 349-353, CHIIR 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Glasgow, Scotland, E1-1

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2017

Multi-field query expansion is effective for biomedical dataset retrieval

M Bouadjenek, K Verspoor

(2017), Vol. 2017, Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, England, C1-1

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Automated detection of records in biological sequence databases that are inconsistent with the literature

M Bouadjenek, K Verspoor, J Zobel

(2017), Vol. 71, pp. 229-240, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Literature consistency of bioinformatics sequence databases is effective for assessing record quality

M Bouadjenek, K Verspoor, J Zobel

(2017), Vol. 2017, Database, England, C1-1

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Learning biological sequence types using the literature

M Bouadjenek, K Verspoor, J Zobel

(2017), pp. 1991-1994, CIKM 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Singapore, E1-1

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2016

PerSaDoR: Personalized social document representation for improving web search

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub, A Vakali

(2016), Vol. 369, pp. 614-633, Information Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Social networks and information retrieval, how are they converging? A survey, a taxonomy and an analysis of social information retrieval approaches and platforms

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub

(2016), Vol. 56, pp. 1-18, Information Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2015

A study of query reformulation for patent prior art search with partial patent applications

M Bouadjenek, S Sanner, G Ferraro

(2015), pp. 23-32, ICAIL 2015 : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, San Diego, California, E1-1

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On term selection techniques for patent prior art search

M Far, S Sanner, M Bouadjenek, G Ferraro, D Hawking

(2015), pp. 803-806, SIGIR 2015 : Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Santiago, Chile, E1-1

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2013

LAICOS: An open source platform for personalized social web search

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub

(2013), pp. 1446-1449, KDD 2013 : Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge discovery and Data Mining, Chicago, Illinois, E1-1

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Using social annotations to enhance document representation for personalized search

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub, A Vakali

(2013), pp. 1049-1052, SIGIR 2013 : Proceedings of the 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, E1-1

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Evaluation of personalized social ranking functions of information retrieval

M Bouadjenek, A Bennamane, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub

(2013), Vol. 7977, pp. 283-290, ICWE 2013 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Engineering, Aalborg, Denmark, E1-1

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SoPRa: a new social personalized ranking function for improving web search

Mohamed Bouadjenek, Hakim Hacid, Mokrane Bouzeghoub

(2013), pp. 861-864, SIGIR 2013 : Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Dublin, Ireland, E1-1

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2011

Personalized social query expansion using social bookmarking systems

M Bouadjenek, H Hacid, M Bouzeghoub, J Daigremont

(2011), pp. 1113-1114, SIGIR'11 - Proceedings of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Utilizing Extractive - Abstractive Summarization for Understanding the Narrative of Social Media Users from Multimodal Data.

Dr Imran Razzak, Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek, Dr Sunil Aryal

The Office of National Intelligence

  • 2022: $5,000
  • 2021: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Machine Learning in Heterogeneous Data from Multiple Sources

Dr Sunil Aryal, Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek

Air Force Office of Scientific Research United States of America

  • 2023: $228,919

Contributions to Edge and Multimodal Machine Learning.

Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek, Dr Sunil Aryal, Dr Muna Al-Hawawreh

Technology Innovation Institute - Sole Proprietorship LLC

  • 2023: $66,697
  • 2022: $162,113

SummerTech Live Program 2024

Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek, Dr Sunil Aryal, Dr Michael Hobbs, Dr Anh Dinh, Dr Anuroop Gaddam, Dr Muna Al-Hawawreh, Dr Aaron Spence, Dr Imali Dias

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • 2024: $77,500
  • 2023: $27,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report