Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh

About Me


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In case of any question or further information, do not hesitate to drop off an email to the following address: hassanzadeh@dal.ca

Research Interests

My current research interest is at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, Logic, and Semantic Web.

In the not so old days! interested in Data Mining, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms, Social Network Analysis, and Financial Engineering


Educational Background

* Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science, 2013 – cont.

   Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

  • Ongoing Research: “Handling Partial Knowledge by Plausible Reasoning on Large-Scale Databases Using Semantic Web Technology”
  • Relevant Courses: Knowledge Engineering, Management of Distributed Data

* Master of Science (MSc), Information Technology (IT) Engineering, 2010-2013

   Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

  • Dissertation: “Context-based Trust Inference in Social Networks Using Data Mining Techniques”
  • Relevant Courses: Machine Learning, BI, Intelligent DSS, e-Commerce Systems, e-Payment Systems, Financial Management

* Bachelor of Science (BSc), Information Technology (IT) Engineering, 2005-2009

   University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

  • Senior Project: “Implementation of an e-Auction website”



Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Plausible Reasoning over Large Health Datasets: A Novel Approach to Data Analytics Leveraging Semantics Journal Article

In: Knowledge-Based Systems, 2024.

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Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Abidi; William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Investigating Plausible Reasoning over Knowledge Graphs for Semantics-based Health Data Analytics Proceedings Article

In: Data Exploration in the Web 3.0 Age (DEW) conference track at 27th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE’18), IEEE, Paris, France, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Plausible reasoning, Query Rewriting, Semantic Analytics, Semantic Web reasoning


Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Raza Abidi; Mohammad Salman Shah; Mehdi Karamollahi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

SeDAn: A Plausible Reasoning Approach for Semantics-based Data Analytics in Healthcare Proceedings Article

In: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence with Application in Health, 16th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Bari, Italy, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Data Analytics, Knowledge Management, Plausible reasoning, Semantic Web

Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Semantics-based Plausible Reasoning to Extend the Knowledge Coverage of Medical Knowledge Bases for Improved Clinical Decision Support Journal Article

In: Journal of BioData Mining, vol. 10, no. 7, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Analogical reasoning, Inductive generalization, Medical knowledge bases, Plausible reasoning, Semantic Web reasoning


Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Semantic Web-based Approach to Plausible Reasoning for Improving Clinical Knowledge Engineering Proceedings Article

In: IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Las Vegas, 2016.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Plausbile Reasoning, Semantic Web


William Van Woensel; Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Multi-Strategy Semantic Web Reasoning for Medical Knowledge Bases Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of International Workshop on Biomedical Data Mining, Modeling, and Semantic Integration: A Promising Approach to Solving Unmet Medical Needs (BDM2I2015), 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Informatics, Knowledge Based Systems, Ontology, Semantic Web


Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Hamid Reza Shahriari

Prediction of User’s Trustworthiness in Web-based Social Networks via Text Mining Journal Article

In: ISecure Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 171-187, 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Data Mining, Social Network Analysis

Relevant Experience

Research Assistant and Mobile Application Developer, Sep. 2013 – present

NICHE Research Group, Dalhousie University

  • Conducting research on knowledge mining and artificial intelligence in health informatics
  • Developing cross-platform mobile application using Sencha and JavaScript (IMPACT-AF project)
  • Acquired fundamental knowledge in Healthcare and Medical-care systems

IT Analyst, Financial Designer and Developer, Feb. 2012 – Sept. 2013

COMPUCO Inter Swiss Affiliation Company, Tehran, Iran

  • Developed risk management system in banking industry including: credit risk, liquidity risk, currency/stock market risk
  • Developed business intelligence in banking industry including data gathering/cleaning/representation (BI Dashboard)
  • Provided/Improved IT solutions for credit scoring system
  • Achieved extensive expertise in programming (SQL Server, C#, and ADO.NET) and financial engineering

IT Analyst and Developer, Jul. 2010 – Apr. 2011

Shahlai Industrial Group, Tehran, Iran

  • Analyzed, designed, and developed industrial automation system
  • Set up a data management system on distributed data including backup/restore, data replication between office and plants
  • Broadened my proficiency in software development, including SQL Server, C#, and ADO.NET, and software design

Instructor, Dec. 2012 – Aug. 2013

Computer Engineering Department, Abrar University, Tehran, Iran

  • Lectured Information Security course

Teacher Assistant, 2011 – 2012

Faculty of Computer Engineering and IT, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Information Security and e-Commerce Systems Engineering

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