School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am a Lecturer in Computer Science at The University of Western Australia. I hold an Adjunct Lecturer position at School of Mathematical Sciences at University of Adelaide and an adjunct academic position at Flinders University. I am also an Associate Investigator with ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers and a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee.
I have over 17 years of experience in the technology industry. From 2005 - 2008, I was the technical team lead at Interactive Group of companies, a multinational software development and services providing company with more than 500 employees. I later moved to work with National University of Sciences and Technology Pakistan as a lecturer. During my appointment I also worked as the department coordinator for 18 months. From 2012 - 2016 I was employed as a Research Scientist with University of Konstanz, Germany.
I finished my PhD in Computer Science from University of Konstanz, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes, financially supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. My thesis focused on inferring social relations including friendship links and interactions in partially observable social networks.
My research interests include: social network analysis, machine learning, medical image processing, health analytics, and human computer interaction. My current work focuses on predicting population level events in Australia, detecting fake news and misinformation and modeling polarisation on social media. I also working on models to improve executive decision making using methods from complex systems.
- Women in STEM part1 - Who Says Mathematics Jobs Are Boring? [March 2022]
- Women in STEM part2 - Debunking Gender Stereotypes [March 2022]
- Women in STEM part3 - Experts’ Tips For Learning Mathematics [March 2022]
- Flinders News National Security in spotlight [February 2022]
- Spotlight on Women in Tech, Algorithm, CSIRO's Data61[March 2021]
- Interview on disinformation campaigns, in SA weekend Advertiser [June 2020]
- Podcast on "fake vs fact", with ACEMS [June 2020]
- CSIRO story: covering work on social bots and trolls [March 2020]
- Blog post by Science in Public about social bots [December 2019]
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Western Australia 2021 - 2022 Lecturer Flinders University 2019 - 2021 Data Scientist CSIRO 2016 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide 2012 - 2016 Research Scientist University of Konstanz 2011 - 2012 Lecturer National University of Sciences and Technology 2009 - 2011 Research Associate National University of Sciences and Technology 2005 - 2008 Technical Team Lead Interactive Group
Language Competency German Can read, write and speak
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2016 University of Konstanz Germany PhD 2010 National University of Sciences and Technology Pakistan Master of Science - Research 2005 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Pakistan Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Year Citation 2023 Butler, L. H., Lamont, P., Wan, D. L. Y., Prike, T., Nasim, M., Walker, B., . . . Ecker, U. K. H. (2023). The (Mis)Information Game: A social media simulator. Behavior Research Methods, 1-22.
2023 Yusuf, O. M., Rextin, A. T., Ahmed, B., Aman, R., Anjum, T., Mustafa, S., . . . Schwarze, J. (2023). Association of asthma exacerbations with paper mulberry (Broussenetia papyrifera) pollen in Islamabad: An observational study. Journal of global health, 13, 04091.
2022 Jiang, L., Jayatilaka, A., Nasim, M., Grobler, M., Zahedi, M., & Babar, M. A. (2022). Systematic Literature Review on Cyber Situational Awareness Visualizations. IEEE Access, 10, 57525-57554.
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2022 Weber, D., Falzon, L., Mitchell, L., & Nasim, M. (2022). Promoting and countering misinformation during Australia’s 2019–2020 bushfires: a case study of polarisation. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 12(1), 1-26.
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2021 Weber, D., Nasim, M., Mitchell, L., & Falzon, L. (2021). Exploring the effect of streamed social media data variations on social network analysis. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 11(1), 62-1-62-38.
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2020 Tuke, J., Nguyen, A., Nasim, M., Mellor, D., Wickramasinghe, A., Bean, N. G., & Mitchell, L. (2020). Pachinko Prediction: A Bayesian method for event prediction from social media data. Information Processing and Management, 57(2), 102147-1-102147-13.
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2020 Hayat, S., Rextin, A., Idris, A., & Nasim, M. (2020). Text and phone calls: user behaviour and dual-channel communication prediction. Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, 10(1), 18 pages.
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2020 Tuke, J., Nguyen, A., Nasim, M., Mellor, D., Wickramasinghe, A., Bean, N. G., & Mitchell, L. (2020). Pachinko Prediction: A Bayesian method for event prediction from social media data.. Inf. Process. Manag., 57, 102147.
2019 Fatima, M., Rextin, A., Hayat, S., & Nasim, M. (2019). Exploiting contextual information to improve call prediction. PLoS ONE, 14(10), 15 pages.
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2019 Bilal, A., Rextin, A., Kakakhel, A., & Nasim, M. (2019). Analysing emergent users' text messages data and exploring its benefits. IEEE Access, 7, 2870-2879.
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2017 Nasim, M., Rextin, A., Hayat, S., Khan, N., & Malik, M. (2017). Data analysis and call prediction on dyadic data from an understudied population. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 41, 166-178.
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2016 Nasim, M., Charbey, R., Prieur, C., & Brandes, U. (2016). Investigating Link Inference in Partially Observable Networks: Friendship Ties and Interaction. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 3(3), 113-119.
2015 Nasim, M., Rextin, A., Khan, N., & Malik, M. (2015). On Temporal Regularity in Social Interactions: Predicting Mobile Phone Calls.. CoRR, abs/1512.08061. 2012 Nasim, M., Qaisar, S., & Lee, S. (2012). An energy efficient cooperative hierarchical MIMO clustering scheme forwireless sensor networks. Sensors, 12(1), 92-114.
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- Nasim, M., Weber, D., South, T., Tuke, J., Bean, N., Falzon, L., & Mitchell, L. (n.d.). Are we always in strife? A longitudinal study of the echo chamber effect
in the Australian Twittersphere.
- Fatima, M., Rextin, A., Nasim, M., & Yusuf, O. (n.d.). Digital Information Seeking and Sharing Behavior During the First Wave
of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Nasim, N., & Nasim, M. (n.d.). Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Australian states and territories: Determinants and policy implications. PLOS Climate, 2(2), e0000091.
Year Citation 2023 Naseem, U., Thapa, S., Zhang, Q., Hu, L., Masood, A., & Nasim, M. (2023). Reducing Knowledge Noise for Improved Semantic Analysis in Biomedical Natural Language Processing Applications. In Proceedings of the 5th Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop. Association for Computational Linguistics.
2023 Wilden, A. J., Nasim, M., Williams, P., Legrand, T., Turnbull, B. P., & Williams, P. A. H. (2023). On Benchmarking and Validation in Wargames. In European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS Vol. 2023-June (pp. 533-543). 2023 Bhandari, A., Shah, S. B., Thapa, S., Naseem, U., & Nasim, M. (2023). CrisisHateMM: Multimodal Analysis of Directed and Undirected Hate Speech in Text-Embedded Images from Russia-Ukraine Conflict. In IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops Vol. 2023-June (pp. 1994-2003). IEEE.
2023 Rauniyar, K., Shiwakoti, S., Poudel, S., Thapa, S., Naseem, U., & Nasim, M. (2023). Breaking Barriers: Exploring the Diagnostic Potential of Speech Narratives in Hindi for Alzheimer’s Disease. In Proceedings of the 5th Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop. Association for Computational Linguistics.
2023 Naseem, U., Thapa, S., Zhang, Q., Hu, L., & Nasim, M. (2023). MDKG: Graph-Based Medical Knowledge-Guided Dialogue Generation. In SIGIR 2023 - Proceedings of the 46th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 2164-2168).
2022 Fatima, M., Rextin, A., Nasim, M., & Yusuf, O. (2022). Digital Information Seeking and Sharing Behaviour During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pakistan. In F. Spezzano, A. Amaral, D. Ceolin, L. Fazio, & E. Serra (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 13545 LNCS (pp. 44-62). ELECTR NETWORK: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
2022 Tonkin, A., Kosasih, W., Grobler, M., & Nasim, M. (2022). Simulating cyber security management: A gamified approach to executive decision making. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. ACM.
2022 Nasim, M., Sharif, N., Bhandari, P., Weber, D., Wood, M., Falzon, L., & Kashima, Y. (2022). Investigating Language Use by Polarised Groups on Twitter: A Case Study of the Bushfires. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. ACM.
2020 Weber, D., Nasim, M., Mitchell, L., & Falzon, L. (2020). A method to evaluate the reliability of social media data for social network analysis. In M. Atzmüller, M. Coscia, & R. Missaoui (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM2020) (pp. 317-321). online: IEEE.
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2020 Weber, D., Nasim, M., Falzon, L., & Mitchell, L. (2020). #ArsonEmergency and Australia's "Black Summer": Polarisation and misinformation on social media. In Proceedings of the 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM), as published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 12259 (pp. 159-173). Switzerland: Springer.
2019 Le, B. D., Wang, G., Nasim, M., & Babar, M. A. (2019). Gathering cyber threat intelligence from Twitter using novelty classification. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW) (pp. 316-323). Kyoto, Japan: IEEE.
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2019 Rasheed, O., Rextin, A., & Nasim, M. (2019). Adult or child: Recognizing through touch gestures on smartphones. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA 2019) (pp. 1-8). online: IEEE.
2018 Nasim, M., Nguyen, A., Lothian, N., Cope, R., & Mitchell, L. (2018). Real-time detection of content polluters in partially observable Twitter networks. In P. -A. Champin, F. L. Gandon, M. Lalmas, & P. G. Ipeirotis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Web Conference 2018, as published in WWW '18 Companion: The 2018 Web Conference (pp. 1331-1339). Lyon, France: ACM.
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2017 Bilal, A., Rextin, A., Kakakhel, A., & Nasim, M. (2017). Roman-txt: forms and functions of Roman Urdu texting. In M. Jones, M. Tscheligi, Y. Rogers, & R. Murray-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 15-1-15-9). Vienna, Austria: ACM.
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2016 Nasim, M., Rextin, A., Khan, N., & Malik, M. (2016). Understanding call logs of smartphone users for making future calls. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 483-490). Florence, Italy: ACM.
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2014 Nasim, M., & Brandes, U. (2014). Predicting Network Structure Using Unlabeled Interaction Information. In MMB & DFT 2014 Proceedings of the International Workshop SOCNET 2014 (pp. 57-64). Bamberg, Germany: University of Bamberg Press. 2013 Nasim, M., Ilyas, M., Rextin, A., & Nasim, N. (2013). On commenting behavior of facebook users. In HT 2013 - Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (pp. 179-183). Online: ACM Publishers.
2011 Nasim, M., & Qaisar, S. (2011). Cooperative communication for energy efficiency in mobile wireless sensor networks. In B. Murgante, O. Gervasi, A. Iglesias, D. Taniar, & B. Apduhan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications Vol. 6785 LNCS (pp. 159-172). Santander, Spain: Springer-Verlag Berlin.
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2010 Nasim, M., & Qaisar, S. (2010). Hierarchical MIMO: A clustering approach for ad hoc wireless sensor networks. In 2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010 (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2021 Legrand, T., Nasim, M., & Stearne, R. (2021). A framework for modelling social influence in a war-game setting.
- Defence AI Research Network grant ~ $100K (2022)
- Defence Innovation Partnership - A framework to address design challenges in wargames ~ $150k (2022)
- Flinders Impact Seed Funding - Combating vaccine related misinformation in migrant communities in Australia $10k (2021-22)
- ACEMS grant - Investigating Language Use by Polarised Groups on Twitter ~ AU$ 13k, 2021
- ACEMS grant - To understand the properties of echo chambers on social media ~ AU$ 4k, 2021
- Grant proposal accepted under the operations research grant for modeling social influence in wargames (AU$ 100k - 2021)
- Fresh Science, SA finalist for the year 2019.
- Grant proposal accepted under the Australia–Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme for the years 2020/21. (AU$ 20k)
- Proposal accepted to organise Complex Networks Winter Workshop in Australia in 2021. (AU$ 20k)
- Contributed as a Co-PI in a proposal accepted by NIHR -UK to assess prediction models for seasonal pollen-induced asthma in Islamabad (~AU$ 360k)
|2022||Algorithms, Agents and AI||Undergraduate (200 students)||University of Western Australia|
|2022||Data Engineering||Undergraduate and Postgraduate (170 students)||Flinders University|
|2021||Database Modelling and Knowledge Engineering||Undergraduate and Postgraduate (200 students)||Flinders University|
|2020||Cyber Security||Non-degree Course||Flinders University|
|2018||Scientific Computing||Undergraduate (250 students)||University of Adelaide|
|2012||Scientific Visualisation||Postgraduate||National University of Sciences and Technology|
|2011||Fundamentals of ICT||Undergraduate||National University of Sciences and Technology|
|2014||Network Dynamics||Undergraduate/Postgraduate||University of Konstanz|
|2013||Network Modeling||Undergraduate/Postgraduate||University of Konstanz|
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