Dr. Zafar Saeed

Dr. Zafar Saeed

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Zafar Saeed is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, University and Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has more than ten years of working experience as Teaching Faculty, Research Associate, and Software Engineer. Dr. Zafar received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has over four years of industry experience at national and international organizations performing hands-on tasks under Software Development, Project Management, Academic Research, and Social Development roles. He has one year of working experience with Data Science and Machine Intelligence (DSMI) Research Lab at Advanced Analytical Institute (AAI), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, where he was actively involved in research, teaching, and development activities. Dr. Zafar’s research interest includes Social Computing, particularly Social Network analysis, Social Media Analytics, Spammer & Bot Detection, Information Diffusion, Event Detection, Event Evolution, Text Mining, and Machine Learning. His research work has been published in highly reputed journals and conferences such as ESWA, CIM, JOGC, ECIR, and PAKDD.

Ph.D. Computer Science Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2020
M.PhilComputer Science Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2010
BS Computer Science Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences 2007
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Present
Lecturer (Visiting) Quaid-i-Azam Unviersity, Islamabad, Pakistan 2009-2011, 2018-2019
Casual Academic University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2018-2018
Researcher/Software Developer University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2017-2018
Lecturer (Visiting) PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan 2010-2010, 2013-2015
Lecturer (Visiting) Federal Urdu University of Science Arts and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan 2012-2013
Lecturer University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 2012-2012
Software Engineer Diyatech, Islamabad, Pakistan 2012-2012
Software Engineer M-Net IT Solutions, Islamabad, Pakistan 2010-2012
Project Developer BUITMS, Quetta, Pakistan 2006-2007
1Farooq G., Iqbal Z., Saeed Z. et al, (2020). A Dynamic Three-Bit Image Steganography Algorithm for Medical and e-Healthcare Systems, IEEE Access, 8:181893-181903. (IF 3.745, SJR: Q1) (online) h-ref: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9211478
2Z Saeed, R.A Abbasi, I Razzak. EveSense: What can you sense from Twitter?. In: Jose J. et al. (eds) Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12036. Springer, Cham. (Core Rank: A) (online) h-ref: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-45442-5_64
3Saeed, Z., Abbasi, R. A., Razzak, M. I., and Xu, G. (2019). Event detection in Twitter stream using weighted dynamic heartbeat graph approach, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 14(3):29-38. (IF: 9.083, SJR: Q1) (online) h-ref: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8764659
4Saeed, Z., Abbasi, R. A., Razzak, M. I., Maqbool, O., Sadaf, A., and Xu, G. (2019). Enhanced Heartbeat Graph for emerging event detection on Twitter using time series networks, Expert Systems with Applications, 136:115-132. (IF: 5.452, SJR: Q1) (online) h-ref: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417419304051
5Saeed, Z., Abbasi, R. A., Maqbool, Sadaf, A., Razzak, I., Ali, D., Aljo-hani, N. R., and Xu, G. (2019). What’s happening around the world? A Survey and Framework on event detection techniques on Twitter, Journal of Grid Computing, 17(2):279-312. (IF: 2.095, SJR: Q1) (online) h-ref: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10723-019-09482-2
6Saeed, Z., Abbasi, R. A., Sadaf, A., Razzak, M. I., and Xu, G. (2018). Text stream to temporal network - A dynamic heartbeat graph to detect emerging events on Twitter. In Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - 22nd Pacific-Asia Conference (PAKDD 2018), Melbourne, Australia, June 3-6, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10938. Springer, Cham. (Core Rank: A) (online) h-ref: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-93037-4_42
7Seemab, U., ul Ain, Q., Nawaz, M. S., Saeed, Z., & Rashid, S. (2012). TrFAST: A Tool to Predict Signaling Pathway-specific Transcription Factor Binding Sites. Genomics, proteomics & bioinformatics, 10(6), 354-359. (IF: 6.6, SJR: Q1) (online) h-ref: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1672022912000939
8Saeed Z., Sadaf A., Siraj M. Activity Based Correlation of Documents using Association Rule Mining, 7th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2011), Islamabad, Pakistan pp 1-7 (online) h-ref: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6048448/
9Fazal M.A., Sam F., Andrew J., Saeed Z. (2020). Investigating cognitive workload in concurrent speech-based information communication, Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IF: 3.163, SJR: Q1) [In-revision]
10Hussain K., Abbasi R.A., Saeed Z. (2021). Abusive Tweets Detection using Supervised Learning with Contextual Features, Expert Systems with Applications. (IF: 5.452, SJR: Q1) [Under Review]
11Fazal M.A., Sam F., Andrew J., Saeed Z. (2021). A Gender-based Performance Comparison in Concurrent Speech-based information Communication, User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction. (IF: 4.682, SJR: Q1) [Under Review]

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