Pooya Moradian Zadeh

Assistant Professor
Research Scientist in AI, Health Informatics, and Social Network Analysis
School of Computer Science
University of Windsor

Office: #5105, Lambton Tower  (Google Map)
Research Lab: #3127, Erie Hall
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada

Email: pooya [at] uwindsor [dot] ca
Phone: (+1)-519-253-3000 ext: 2992


Research Interests:

  1. Social Computing
  2. Social Network Analysis
  3. Complex/Big Data Analytics
  4. Computational Intelligence
  5. Health Informatics
  6. Business Intelligence


PhD- Computer Science

University of Windsor, 2017, Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Ziad Kobti 

Social Network Analysis using Cultural Algorithms and its Variants

MSc- Information Technology Engineering 
(Communication & Computer Networks) 

Sharif University of Technology, 2008, Iran

Supervisor: Dr. Mohsen Sadighi Moshkenani

Mining Social Network for Semantic Advertisement 

BSc- Software Engineering (2006)

Project: Design and Implementing a voice chat support Instant Messenger based on GSM6.10 and H.323 Protocol

Recognition and Awards

  • Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science, University of Windsor, 2020
  • Student Engagement Award, Faculty of Science, University of Windsor, 2019

Selected Publications

  • Selvarajah, K., Zadeh, P. M., Kobti, Z., Palanichamy, Y., & Kargar, M. (2021). A Unified Framework for Effective Team Formation in Social Networks. Expert Systems with Applications, 114886.
  • Kaur, S., Kaul, P., & Zadeh, P. M. (2020, December). Study the Impact of COVID-19 on Twitter Users with respect to Social Isolation. In 2020 Seventh International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Rafi, A. M., Rana, S., Kaur, R., Wu, Q. J., & Zadeh, P. M. (2020, October). Understanding Global Reaction to the Recent Outbreaks of COVID-19: Insights from Instagram Data Analysis. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) (pp. 3413-3420). IEEE.
  • Kaur, S., Kaul, P., & Zadeh, P. M. (2020). Monitoring the Dynamics of Emotions during COVID-19 Using Twitter Data. Procedia Computer Science, 177, 423-430.
  • Zadeh, P.M., Khani, S., Pfaff, K., & Samet, S. (2020, July). A Computational Model and Algorithm to Identify Social Isolation in Elderly Population. In Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2020 IEEE Symposium on. IEEE.
  • Selvarajah, K., Zadeh, P.M., Kargar, M., & Kobti, Z. (2019). Identifying a Team of Experts in Social Networks using a Cultural Algorithm. Procedia Computer Science. Elsevier. 151, 477-484.
  • Selvarajah, K., Zadeh, P.M., ,Kobti, Z., Pfaff, K., & Kargar, M. (2019). A Palliative Care Simulator and Visualization Framework. Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare Systems, and Multimedia. Springer, 2019. 317-327
  • Arif, S., Li, T., Zadeh, P.M. Palliative care management system. URNCST Journal. 2019 Sep 05: 3(8).
  • Baillargeon DL, Brydges BC, Benabdalla H, McAlpine MCR, Zadeh PM. Comparing the interpretation of emotion in the context of human experts and artificial intelligence . URNCST Journal. 2019 Sep16:3(8).
  • Ishraque,. M.T, Zjalic, N., Zadeh, P. M, Kobti, Z., Olla, P. Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapy Recommendation System. In 2018 IEEE MIT URTC.
  • Moradianzadeh, N., Zadeh, P. M., Kobti, Z., & Pfaff, K.. Using Social Network Analysis to Model Palliative Care. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier. 120 (2018): 30-41.
  • Moradianzadeh, N., Zadeh, P. M., Kobti, Z., & Pfaff, K.. Using social network analysis to optimize the Circle of Care in Compassionate Communities. 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care. (in press)
  • Singh, D.; Zadeh, P.M, Kobti, Z., A Multilevel Cooperative Multi-Population Cultural Algorithm, 2018, IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA), IEEE.
  • Selvarajah, K., Zadeh, P.M, Kobti, Z.; Kargar, M., Tazim, Mohd, Pfaff, K., Team Formation in Community-Based Palliative Care, 2018, IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA), IEEE.
  • Selvarajah, K., Zadeh, P.M., Kargar, M., & Kobti, Z. (2017). A Knowledge-based Computational Algorithm for Discovering a Team of Experts in Social Networks. In KDD Workshop on Data Driven Discovery (DDD) in conjunction with the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2017.
  • Moradianzadeh, N., Zadeh, P. M., Kobti, Z., & Pfaff, K. (2017, July). An Agent Model to Support Social Network-Based Palliative Care. In Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2017 IEEE Symposium on (pp. 300-305). IEEE.
  • Zadeh, P. M., Pandey, M., & Kobti, Z. (2016, July). A Study on Population Adaptation in Social Networks Based on Knowledge Migration in Cultural Algorithm. In Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC), 2016 IEEE Congress on (pp. 4405-4412). IEEE.
  • Zadeh P.M., Kobti Z. (2016) A Knowledge Based Framework for Link Prediction in Social Networks. In: Gyssens M., Simari G. (eds) Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems. FoIKS 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9616. Springer. (Selected Paper)
  • Zadeh, P. M., & Kobti, Z. (2015). A Multi-Population Cultural Algorithm for Community Detection in Social Networks. Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier. 52, 342-349.
  • Zadeh, P. M., & Kobti, Z. (2015, June). Community Detection in Social Networks by Cultural Algorithm. In Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), 2015 International Conference on (pp. 319-325). IEEE.
  • Mohi, M., Movaghar, A., & Zadeh, P. M. (2009, January). A Bayesian Game Approach for Preventing Dos Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks. In Communications and Mobile Computing, 2009. CMC'09. WRI International Conference on (Vol. 3, pp. 507-511). IEEE.  
  • Zadeh, P. M., Mohi, M., & Moshkenani, M. S. (2008, October). Mining Social Network for Extracting Topic of Textual Conversations. In Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Soft computing as transdisciplinary science and technology (pp. 232-237). ACM.
  • Zadeh, P. M., & Moshkenani, M. S. (2008, November). Mining Social Network for Semantic Advertisement. In Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology, 2008. ICCIT'08. Third International Conference on (Vol. 1, pp. 611-618). IEEE. 

Teaching/ Courses Taught

  • Social Network Data Analysis: Winter 2020
  • Advanced Database Topics: Winter 2020
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming I: Fall 2019
  • World Wide Web Information System Development: Winter 2018
  • Advanced and Practical Database Systems: Fall 2017&18
  • Advanced Software Engineering (03-60-611) : Since Fall 2017
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design: Winter and Summer 2017
  • Software Verification and Testing: Winter 2017
  • Introduction to the Internet: Fall 2016
  • Database Management Systems: Winter 2016

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