I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph (UoG). Before joining UoG, I was Research Scientist at Thomson Reuters and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS3) at Ryerson University, where I worked on research and industrial projects related to Legal Tech and Semantic-enabled Social Media Analysis. I have already published my work in leading venues such as CIKM, ESWC and ECIR and some of the field's premier journals including Information Retrieval and Information Processing and Management. In addition, I am the principal author of “Extracting, Mining and Predicting Users’ Interests from Social Networks", an article-issue published in Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval journal. Furthermore, I was involved in four patent applications that were filed with USPTO and presented tutorials at top-tier conferences in information retrieval, i.e. SIGIR, KDD, CIKM and IJCAI.
Research interests: Information Retrieval, Social Media Mining