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Prospective Students

Are you motivated to excel in DATA SCIENCE and NETWORK SCIENCE and their wide range of application domains from healthcare, bioinformatics, business, homeland security, etc., excited to compete and collaborate, ready to go beyond your limits? You may be one the distinguished graduate students who are capable of contributing to the achievements of our research group. Most of the students in our group are receiving scholarships from NSERC, AIF and iCore.


  • Congratulations to Team World Painters
    Students: Omar Addam, Alper Aksac, Gabriela Jurca, Omar Zarour
    Mentor: Prof. Reda Alhajj

    Who won the Games Category of the Imagine Cup Competition in Canada The team will compete in the semifinals by the end of May.
    Best wishes to Team World Painters and hope they will repeat the last year's success in the World Finals in Seattle in July 2014.
  • Congratulations to Team TRAK with Where 2 Live who ranked in the top 15 teams in the CODE competition
    Team members: Tamer Jarada, Abdullah Sarhan, Khobaib Zaamout and Riad Al-Jomai

    The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is the first nationwide Open Data Hackathon in Canada. An intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from the Canadian Open Data Portal http://www.data.gc.ca.
    Where 2 Live is a city & province ranking tool that helps Canadians and newcomers determine the most suitable Canadian city to live or vacation in. Learn more about Where 2 Live here
    For more information about the competition you may click here
  • Congratulations to team Go2There for ranking first in the Imagine Camp competition which was organized on Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Microsoft Canada.
    Team members: Abdullah Sarhan, Alper Aksac and Gabriela Jurca

  • Summer School "Foundation and Applications of Social Network Analysis and Mining"
    When: 02-06 June 2014
    Location: Athens, Greece
    For more information: http://summerschool2014.hauniv.edu/
  • Following the success of our group represented by Team SANO (Omar Zarour, Omar Addam, Tamer Jarada, Fatemeh Keshavarz) ranking first in Canada in the Microsoft Imagine Cup and then receiving the KFC Innovation Award in the World Finals during the International Competition in Russia in July 2013, Prof. Reda Alhajj and Omar Zarour have been interviewed by Mr. Stephen Ibaraki. Here are the links to the interviews: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v1113/reda_alhajj.html
  • Congratulations to Team SANO for winning the KFC Innovation Award at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in Russia. http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/team-sano-wins-international-computer-award
  • Congratulations to Team SANO (Omar Zarour, Omar Addam, Tamer Jarada, and Fatemeh Keshavarz) for winning the Canadian competition of the Microsoft Imagine Cup and making it to the World Finals in Russia http://www.imaginecup.com/Custom/Index/2013Winners#?fbid=Z09TbRh0evx
  • Keivan Kianmehr has been featured in UTODAY: Read the full article: http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/march26-2010/nserc

Scholarships and Awards

  • Congratulations to Mohamad Elzohbi, Alper Aksac and Gabriela Jurca who received The TA Excellence Award for their hard work and contribution to the Computer Science teaching program. (26/04/2015)
  • Congratulations to Alper Aksac who received the most prestigious NSERC Vanier Scholarship. (15/04/2015)
  • Congratulations to various group members for receiving scholarships/awards for the academic year 2014-2015:
    1. Konstantinos Xylogiannopoulos received special recognition from the Eyes-High program at The University of Calgary and received a top-up award.
    2. Tamer Jarada received double recognition as recipient of the AITF scholarship and the Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship.
    3. Omar Addam received the AITF scholarship for his PhD studies for the PhD program.
    4. Sukhpreet Dhaliwal received Queen Elizabeth II scholarship. (18/06/2014)
  • Congratulations to Tamer Jarada and Omar Addam who received The TA Excellence Award for their hard work and contributions to the Computer Science teaching program. (05/05/2013)
  • Congratulations to Alper Aksac, Orkun Ozturk, Konstantinos Xylogiannopoulos, and Omar Addam who received the prestigious Alberta Innovates Scholarship for the academic year 2013-2014. (01/05/2013)
  • Congratulations to Omair Shafiq who received the most prestigious NSERC Vanier Scholarship (2012)
  • Congratulations to Omar Zarour who received one of the most prestigious scholarships, Alberta Innovates Future Technology (iCore) Graduate Studies scholarship (2012)
  • Congratulations to Negar and Keivan for receiving best poster award during the industry day (01/05/2012)
  • Congratulations to Shang Gao who received the most prestigious NSERC Vanier Scholarship (2011)
  • Congratulations to Alan Chen who has been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to be one of 120 student participants in the 2010 Rising Stars of Research National Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, sponsored by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (2010)
  • Mohammed Rifaie has been named to the 2011 very prestigious list of 25 Top Information Managers and talented leaders as chosen by Information Management magazine. (2011)
  • Mohammed Rifaie has been selected by InfoWorld as the recipient of the 2011 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award (2011)
  • Tamer Jarada received the most prestigious Alberta Innovates (iCore) scholarship (05-05-2011)

Research Interests


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Data Science

Emphasizing Scalability in Data Collection, Management, Integration, Re-Engineering, Analysis

Data Mining

Frequent Patterns, Rules, Classification, Clustering

Multiagent Systems

Multiagent systems and the integration of agents and mining

Social Networks

Social network analysis and mining

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