Dr. Amin Beheshti
  -Senior Lecturer in Data Science,
  -Director, AI-enabled Processes (AIP) Research Centre,
  -Head, Data Analytics Research Lab,
  -Founder, Big Data Society,
  -Deputy Director, Industry & External Relations
@Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
AND
  -Adjunct Academic in Computer Science,
@University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

email: amin.beheshti@mq.edu.au
phone: +61 (2) 9850 6344  |  fax: +61 (2) 9850 9551
Address: Room 365, 4 Research Park Drive

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Dr. Amin Beheshti is the Director of AI-enabled Processes (AIP) Research Centre and the head of the Data Analytics Research Lab, Department of Computing, Macquarie University. He is also Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA) in Data Science at Macquarie University and Adjunct Academic in Computer Science at UNSW Sydney. Amin completed his Ph.D. and Postdoc in Computer Science and Engineering in UNSW Sydney and holds a Master and Bachelor in Computer Science both with First Class Honours. In addition to his contribution to teaching activities, Amin extensively contributed to research projects; where he was the R&D Team Lead and Key Researcher in the 'Case Walls & Data Curation Foundry' and 'Big Data for Intelligence' projects. Amin has been recognized as a high-quality researcher in Big-Data/Data/Process Analytics and has been invited to serve and served as Keynote Speaker, General-Chair, PC-Chair, Organisation-Chair and program committee member of top international conferences. He is the leading author of the book entitled "Process Analytics", co-authored with other high-profile researchers in UNSW and IBM research, recently published by Springer. Amin was able to secure over $3.1 million research grants for AI-Enabled and Intelligence-Led projects in Banking and Education.

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Curriculum Vitae


Awards & Scholarships

  • Awarded the followings:
    • Research Grants (Total Research Funding: $3,144,378.65):
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "Cognitive Recommender Systems"; MQ Linkage: dAIta Pty Ltd and Macquarie University, 2020-2024
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "AI-enabled Banking"; MQ Linkage: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Macquarie University, 2019-2023 [Featured in News: LINK]
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), Asadniaye, M. (CI), "Linking Cognitive Technology and Sensory Systems to Support Personalized Learning", MQ Linkage: ITIC Training and Resourcing and Macquarie University, 2020-2021
      • Beheshti A. (Prinicpal CI), Hamey L. (CI), Jolfaei A. (CI), Asadnia M. (CI), AI-enabled Identity Verification, MQ Linkage: Locii Innovations Pty Ltd and Macquarie University, 2020-2022
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "Intelligence-led Teaching and Learning"; Linkage: ITIC Training and Resourcing and Macquarie University, 2019-2023
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), Asadniaye, M. (CI), Sheng, M. (CI), Yang J. (CI), "AI-enabled Industry"; Linkage: Faethm Pty Ltd. and Macquarie University, 2019-2020
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "Enterprise Insight Analysis"; Linkage: Prospa Advance Pty. and Macquarie University, 2019-2022
      • Salehi, F. (Prinicpal CI), Abbassi, R. (CI), Cheng, S. (CI), Diasinos, S. (CI), Nasiri, N. (CI), Beheshti, A. (CI), Clark, S. (CI) & Afonso, J. C. (CI), "144-core CFD processor"; MQRIS small, 2020.
      • Asadnia. M (Prinicpal CI), Beheshti.A (CI), Razmjou. A. (CI), Sheng. M (CI), Mukhopadhyay, S. (CI) et al. "Micro-pattern generatorTrustworthiness¬† system for photolithography and direct write experiments" MQRIS large, 2020.
      • Asadniaye, M. (Prinicpal CI), Warkiani, M. (CI), Mukhopadhyay, S. (CI), George, B. (CI), Jatmiko, W. (CI), Kotapalli, A. (CI), Beheshti, A. (CI), Razmjou Chaharmahali, A. (CI), "A compact and portable electrochemical gas sensor array to spot explosives"; Australian Academy of Science, UTS and MQ, 2019-2021
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "Price optimisation using deep reinforcement learning"; Linkage: Intellify Pty Ltd. and Macquarie University, 2019-2022
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), "Linking Cognitive Science and Computer Science"; MQ FSE VRF Grant, Macquarie University, 2019
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI) & Yang, J. (CI), "Cognitive Social Network Analytics"; MQNS Grant, Macquarie University, 2018-2020
      • Beheshti, A. (Prinicpal CI), Ghafari, S., Joshi, A., "Trust prediction in online social networks"; CSIRO-PhD Scholarship, 2018-2019
    • Industry Sponsorship Funding: $67,000.00:
    • National Security Impact Award, Technology Transfer from CaseWalls Project to Investigation Management System, D2D.CRC, 2017
    • Recognition Award, Data to Decision CRC, 2017
    • Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier, 2017
    • National Security Impact Award, Integrated Law Enforcement Project, D2D.CRC, 2016
    • Recognition Award, Data to Decision CRC, 2016
    • Postdoctoral Writing Grant, UNSW Australia, 2013
    • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), UNSW Australia, 2011
    • Supplementary Engineering Award (SEA), UNSW Australia, 2009-2012
    • Engineering Excellence Top-Up Scholarship (EETS), UNSW Australia, 2009-2012
    • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Government, 2009-2012
  • Graduated with First Class Honours M.Sc.
  • Graduated with First Class Honours B.Sc.
  • Have passed the PhD examination where all examiners gave the highest score.
  • Selected as an outstanding lecturer in the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, Zand Institute of Higher Education, 2008.
  • Accepted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Iran-wide doctoral exam (First Honour Quota), 2008. Remarks: I cancelled my PhD in Sharif University of Technology, because I had decided to continue my studies in Australia.

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Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS:

Edited Books and Book Chapters:

  • Beheshti et al. , "BP-SPARQL: A Query Language for Summarizing and Analyzing Big Process Data", Springer, 2019.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Service Research and Innovation, LNBIP 234, Springer, 2018.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Introduction to Process Analytics", Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Process Matching Techniques", Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Model-Based Business Process Query Techniques and Languages", Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Business Process Data Analysis", Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , "Process Analytics: Tools, Use Cases, and Discussions", Springer, 2016.
  • Rajabi et al., "Interlinking Big Data and Web of Data". Big Data Optimization, Springer, 2015.
Process Analytics Book  

Journal:

  • Beheshti et al., "Towards Cognitive Recommender Systems", Algorithms Journal, 2020
  • Ghodratnama, Beheshti, et al. "Extractive Document Summarization Based on Dynamic Feature Space Mapping", IEEE Access Journal (IF:4.1), 2020.
  • Javed et al., "Novel Deep Learning-enabled LSTM Autoencoder Architecture for Discovering Anomalous Events from Intelligent Transportation Systems", IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions (IF: 3.724), 2020.
  • Ghafari, Beheshti, et al., "A Survey on Trust Prediction in Online Social Networks", IEEE Access Journal (IF:4.1), 2020.
  • Asadnia et al., "Recent Advances in Sensing and Assessment of Corrosion in Sewage Pipelines", Process Safety and Environmental Protection Journal, Elsevier (IF:5), 2020.
  • Yakhchi, Beheshti et al. "Towards Deep Attention-based Sequential Recommender System", IEEE Access Journal (IF:4.1), 2020.
  • Tabebordbar, Beheshti et al., "Feature-Based and Adaptive Rule Adaptation in Dynamic Environments", Data Science and Engineering (DSE), Springer, 2020.
  • Serhani et al. "Self-Adapting Cloud Services Orchestration for Fulfilling Intensive Sensory Data-Driven IoT Workflows", Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (IF:5.768), 2020.
  • Niu et al. "Deep feature learnt by conventional deep neural network", Elsevier Computers & Electrical Engineering, Volume 84, 2020.
  • Niu H. et al., "An Ensemble of Locally Reliable Cluster Solutions", Applied Sciences (Computing and Artificial Intelligence) Journal, 2020.
  • Alinejad-Rokny et al. "A Multivariate Data Analytics Approach Revealed No Footprint of APOBEC3 Proteins in Hepatitis B Virus Genome." Journal of Molecular Biology, 2020.
  • Hosseinpoor et al. "Proposing a novel community detection approach to identify cointeracting genomic regions" Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 17.3: 2193, 2020.
  • Beheshti et al., "DataSynapse: A Social Data Curation Foundry". Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD) Journal, 37(3): 351-384, 2019 (ERA Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "CoreKG: a Knowledge Lake Service", PVLDB 11(12), 2018 (ERA Rank: A*)
  • Beheshti et al., "ProcessAtlas: A Scalable and Extensible Platform for Business Process Analytics". Software Practice And Experience Journal, 2018 (ERA Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "A Systematic Review and Comparative Analysis of Cross-Document Coreference Resolution Methods and Tools", Computing Journal, 99(4), 313-349, 2017 (ERA Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "Scalable Graph-based OLAP Analytics over Process Execution Data", Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD) Journal, 34(3), 379-423, 2016 (ERA Rank: A).
  • Hammoud et al., "DREAM: Distributed RDF Engine with Adaptive Query Planner and Minimal Communication". PVLDB 8(6): 654-665, 2015, (ERA Rank: A*).
  • Batarfi et al., "Large Scale Graph Processing Systems: Survey and An Experimental Evaluation", Cluster Computing Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10586-015-0472-6, 2015.
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Representation and Querying of Unfair Evaluations in Social Rating Systems", Computers and Security 41: 68-88, 2014. (ERA Rank: B)

Conference:

  • Beheshti et al., "iStory: Intelligent Storytelling with Social Data", TheWebConf (WWW), Taipei, 2020. (CORE Rank: A*)
  • Beheshti et al., "personality2vec: Enabling the Analysis of Behavioral Disorders in Social Networks", 13th ACM International WSDM Conference (WSDM), Houston, Texas, USA, 2020. (CORE Rank: A*)
  • Khatami et al., "Convolutional Neural Network for Medical Image Classification using Wavelet Features", IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Glasgow, UK, 2020. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Jalayer et al., "Attention Mechanism in Predictive Business ProcessB Monitoring", 24th IEEE International EDOC Conference, 2020.
  • Schiliro, Beheshti et al., "A Novel Cognitive Computing Technique using Convolutional Networks for Automating the Criminal Investigation Process in Policing", Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2020
  • Beheshti et al., "Intelligent Knowledge Lakes: The Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data", 20th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Hong Kong, China, 2019. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Tabebordbar, Beheshti et al., "Adaptive Rule Adaptation in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments", 20th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Hong Kong, China, 2019. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Tabebordbar, Beheshti et al., "ConceptMap: A Conceptual Approach for Formulating User Preferences in Large Information Spaces", 20th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Hong Kong, China, 2019. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Yakhchi, Beheshti et al., "Enabling the Analysis of Personality Aspects in Recommender Systems", 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Xian, China, 2019 . (CORE Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "Towards Context-aware Social Behavioral analytics", 17th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2019), Munich, Germany, 2019.
  • Ghafari et al., "DCAT: A Deep Context-Aware Trust Prediction Approach for Online Social Networks", 17th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2019), Munich, Germany, 2019.
  • Ghafari et al., "Social Context-Aware Trust Prediction: Methods for Identifying Fake News", 19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Dubai, UAE 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "iProcess: Enabling IoT Platforms in Data-Driven Knowledge-Intensive Processes", 16th conference on Business Process Management (BPM), Sydney, Australia, 2018 (CORE Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "CrowdCorrect: A Curation Pipeline for Social Data Cleansing and Curation", 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), Estonia, 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Schiliro, Beheshti et al., "iCOP: IoT-enabled Policing Processes", The 16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC), HangZhou, China, 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Amouzegar, Beheshti et al., " iSheets: A Spreadsheet-based Machine Learning Development Platform for Data-driven Process Analytics", The 16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC), HangZhou, China, 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Ghafari et al., "SetTRUST: Social Exchange Theory Based Context-Aware Trust Prediction In Online Social Networks", 19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) - QUAT  Workshop, Dubai, UAE 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Yakhchi et al.,"CNR: Cross-network Recommendation Embedding User's Personality", 19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) - QUAT  Workshop, Dubai, UAE 2018. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Tabebordbar, Beheshti, "Adaptive Rule Monitoring System", 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE-SE4COG), Sweden, 2018. (CORE Rank: A) *Best Paper Award*
  • Rastan et al., "TEXUS: Table Extraction System for PDF Documents", Australasian Database Conference (ADC), Gold Coast, Australia, 2018.
  • Shahbaz, Beheshti et al., "iRecruit: Towards Automating the Recruitment Process", Seventh Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI'18), Sydney, Australia, 2018.
  • Beheshti et al., "CoreDB: a Data Lake Service", 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Singapore, 2017. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Salama et al., "Multi-Level Privacy-Preserving Access Control as a Service for Ambient Assisted Living", 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Hawaii, USA, 2017. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "On Automating Basic Data Curation Tasks", 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Perth, Australia, 2017. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Beheshti et al., "Galaxy: A Platform for Explorative Analysis of Open Data Sources", 19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Bordeaux, France, 2016. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Sun et al.,"Scalable SaaS-based Process Customization with Case Walls", 13th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC), India, 2015. (CORE Rank: A).
  • Maamar et al., "A Framework of EnrichingBusiness Processes Life-Cycle with Tagging Information", Australasian Database Conference (ADC), Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
  • Salih et al., "A Preliminary Approach to Domain-based Evaluation of Users' Trustworthiness in Online Social Networks," IEEE-BigData'15, New York, USA, 2015.
  • Salih et al., "Towards A Methodology for Social Business Intelligence in the era of Big Social Data incorporating Trust and Semantic Analysis", Springer DaEng'15, Indonesia, 2015.
  • Barnawi et al., "On Characterizing the Performance of Distributed Graph Computation Platforms". Proceedings of the 6th TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC 2014), China.
  • Beheshti et al., "Enabling the Analysis of Cross-Cutting Aspects in Ad-hoc Processes", 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'13), June 17-21 2013, Valencia, Spain, 2013. (CORE Rank: A)
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Collusion Detection in Online Rating Systems", The 15th International Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb'13), Sydney, Australia, April, 2013.
  • Beheshti et al., "A Framework and a Language for On-Line Analytical Processing on Graphs", 13th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE'12), pages 213-227, Paphos, Cyprus, November 28-30, 2012. (CORE Rank: A).
  • Beheshti et al., "FPSPARQL: A Graph Query Engine as a Service", Second Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI'12), Sydney, Australia, November, 2012.
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Reputation management in crowdsourcing systems". 8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom'12): 664-671, 2012.
  • Beheshti et al., "A query language for analyzing business processes execution". 9th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'11), pages 281-297. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, Clermont-Ferrand, France. (CORE Rank: A).

Open Source Projects:

Technical Report:

  • Beheshti et al., "Data Curation APIs". CoRR abs/1612.03277 (2016)
  • Beheshti et al., "Big Data and Cross-Document Coreference Resolution: Current State and Future Opportunities". CoRR abs/1311.3987 (2013)
  • Beheshti et al., "Temporal Provenance Model (TPM): Model and Query Language". CoRR abs/1211.5009 (2012).
  • Beheshti et al., "Extending SPARQL to Support Entity Grouping and Path Queries". CoRR abs/1211.5817 (2012).
  • More Technical Reports, visit: http://cgi.cse.unsw.edu.au/~reports/
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Teaching



Professional Academic Activities

  • Keynote and Tutorial
  • Organizing Committee Member
    • Organizer, The 1st International Workshop on AI-enabled Process Automation December 14-17 2020, ICSOC, Dubai, UAE (LINK)
    • Organizer, Big Data Society Cloud and Data Centers Workshop, 2019 (LINK)
    • Sponsorship Chair, Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW), 2019 (LINK)
    • General Chair, Eight Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI), 2018 (LINK)
    • Organizer, Big Data Society Blockchain Hackathon and Workshop, 2018 (LINK)
    • Organizer, Big Data Society BigData Hackathon and Workshop, 2018 (LINK)
    • Organization and Web Chair, Business Process Management (BPM) Conference, 2018 (LINK)
    • Program Chair, Seventh Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI), 2017 (LINK)
    • Publicity Chair, Business Process Management (BPM) Conference, 2015 (LINK)
  • Program Committee Member
    • BPM, EDOC, SERA, CSII, ICIS, BCD, AI, SNPD, APSCC, EUSPN, ACIS, ICEBE, INTAP, BCD, BUSTECH, ACC, etc.
  • Book Reviews
  • Journal Reviews
    • Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE
    • Information Systems, Elsevier
    • Computing, Springer
    • ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
    • Pervasive and Mobile Computing, elsevier
    • Computer Standards & Interfaces, elsevier
    • Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE
    • Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE
    • Cluster Computing, Springer
    • Journal of Data Semantics, Springer
    • Concurrency and Computation - Practice and Experience - Wiley
    • Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), ACM
  • Conference Reviews
    • Conference Reviews: BPM, WWW, CAiSE, ICSOC, DASFAA, ER, ICWS, EDOC, ICWE, CloudCom, ADC, etc.

Certificates

Microsoft Certified MCPD, MCTS, MCSD, MCAD, MCP since 2004.


Techical Experience

  • Cloud computing: MapReduce, Google App Engine, Amazon EC2
  • Languages: C#, Java, C/C++, VB.NET
  • Browser Scripting: JavaScript, HTML DOM, DHTML, VBScript, AJAX, jQuery, JSON
  • Server Scripting: SQL, ASP, ADO, PHP, JSP
  • NLP tools and techniques, e.g., OpenNLP, Stanford NLP, and Lingpipe.
  • Services:
    • Protocols: HTTP, SOAP, Web Services
    • Service Description: WSDL, BPEL
    • Security: XML Encryption, XML Signature
  • XML technology: XML, DTD, XML DOM, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, Schema, SVG
  • Semantic Web: RDF, OWL, SPARQL
  • Mark-up languages: XML, XSL, HTML, CSS
  • Design techniques: UML, OO design, Web services
  • Programming tools: Google Web Toolkit, ANT, Make, CVS, SVN
  • Programming IDE: Eclipse, Visual Studio
  • Databases: DB2, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL

Contact

  • email: amin.beheshti@mq.edu.au
  • phone: +61 (2) 9850 6344
  • fax: +61 (2) 9850 9551
  • Address: Data Analytics Research Lab, Departmnt of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia