Dr. Karim is an internationally recognized academic in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and applied artificial intelligence. He has authored over 70 articles at leading venues including two books and 25 journal articles. His publications have over 2,100 citations (h-index = 21), and his work has won recognition at international competitions. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious PAS-COMSTECH Prize in Computer Science by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences in recognition of his outstanding scholarship in computer science and information technology.
Dr. Karim’s research career spans over 20 years. For the past 15 years, he has focused on data mining and machine learning applied to problems in text analytics, social media understanding, Web mining, and social aspects of data analytics. He is founding director of the Knowledge and Data Engineering Lab at LUMS which is the center of his research activities. The lab’s recent publication venues include ICDM, CIKM, EMNLP, Information Sciences, and IEEE Transactions on Pattern analysis and Machine Intelligence. Dr. Karim has supervised four PhD graduates in the data mining/machine learning area. Besides academic activities, Dr. Karim is also an active adviser to the industry on data mining and machine learning problems.
Dr. Karim obtained his doctorate from The Ohio State University and his bachelors from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.