Dr. Yasir Mehmood has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Computer Science - (SBASSE).
Dr. Mehmood obtained his PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain in 2016. Most of his PhD research was conducted at Yahoo Labs Barcelona where he was supervised by Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of research in Yahoo. His research aims to understand how information diffuses in a social network i.e. starting from a handful of users, how information propagates to the masses resulting in a viral activity. Given the scale of adoption of social networks, this has a large number of applications from designing intelligent marketing campaigns to studying user adoption behaviors. He is particularly interested in applying machine learning and data mining techniques to complex problems that he observes in his research. Dr. Mehmood completed his MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Aalto University Helsinki, Finland and Bachelor’s in Information Technology from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in 2011 and 2006, respectively. Prior to joining LUMS, he was associated with Eurecat, Barcelona as a PhD Collaborator.
His research interests include:
· Social Network Analysis
· Mining Social Influence
· Machine Learning
Dr. Mehmood has a keen interest in Philosophy and likes to play ping pong in his leisure time