I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), working with Marianne Winslett. I received my Master degree in computer science from UIUC working with Jana Diesner and Marianne Winslett in 2015. My bachelor's degree is in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2009.

My research focuses on Data Management, Data Curation, Linked Data and Text Mining. Currently, I am working on xCurator, an end-to-end tool to add structure and enhance the quality of domain-specific semistructured data by extracting entities and their type and associations, identification and merging of duplicate entities, linking related entities, all in a lightweight easy-to-use and scalable framework that effectively incorporates user feedback in all phases.

Current Projects

xCurator

Semi-Structured Data to Linked Data

Previous Projects

Universal-DB

A Representation Independent Entity Similarity and Proximity Search System

DarshanVis

Darshan (A Scalable HPC I/O Characterization Tool) I/O Log Visualization Tool

ConText

Integrated Analysis of Text Data and Network Data

FeedVis

The Effects of Algorithms Awareness in Social Media

ISchoolER

Entity Recognition for Multi-Modal Socio-Technical Systems

Making Group Detection More Human

Evaluation of Automated Friend Grouping in Online Social Networks

Publications

  1. Yodsawalai Chodpathumwan, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Arash Termehchy, Yizhou Sun, Towards Representation Independent Similarity Search Over Graph Databases, CIKM, 2016. [pdf]
  2. Huong Luu, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Marianne Winslett, Yasha Mostofi, Kaidong Peng, Toward Universal Analysis and Visualization of HPC Application Input/Output Behavior, PMBS, 2015 [pdf]
  3. Yodsawalai Chodpathumwan, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Arash Termehchy, Yizhou Sun, Universal-DB: Towards Representation Independent Graph Analytics, PVLDB, 2015. [pdf]
  4. Motahhare Eslami, Aimee Rickman, Kristen Vaccaro, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Karrie Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton, Christian Sandvig, 'I always assumed that I wasn't really that close to [her]': Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015. awarded best paper [pdf]
  5. Amirhossein Aleyasen, Jana Diesner, Marianne Winslett, Entity Recognition for Multi-Modal Socio-Technical Systems, Master Thesis, 2015 [pdf]
  6. Yodsawalai Chodpathumwan, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Arash Termehchy, Yizhou Sun, Representation Independent Proximity and Similarity Search. Technical Report. [pdf]
  7. Amirhossein Aleyasen, Oleksii Starov, Alyssa Phung Au, Allan M. Schiffman, Jeff Shrager, On the Privacy Practices of Just Plain Sites, Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), 2015. [pdf]
  8. Jana Diesner, Amirhossein Aleyasen. ConText: Software for the Integrated Analysis of Text Data and Network Data. Conference of International Communication Association (ICA),2014.
  9. Jinseok Kim, Jana Diesner, Heejun Kim, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Hwan-Min Kim, Why name ambiguity resolution matters for scholarly big data research. BigData Conference, 2014. [pdf]
  10. Yodsawalai Chodpathumwan, Arash Termehchy, Yizhou Sun, Amirhossein Aleyasin, Jose Picado, Toward General Similarity Search Over Graphs, Graph Data Management Experiences & Systems (GRADES), 2014. [pdf]
  11. Motahhare Eslami, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Karrie Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton, Christian Sandvig. FeedVis: A Path for Exploring News Feed Curation Algorithms, CSCW demo 2015. [pdf]
  12. Jana Diesner, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Shubhanshu Mishra, Aaron Schecter, Noshir Contractor. Comparison of Communication Networks Built from Explicit and Implicit Data, Computational Approaches to Social Modeling (ChASM), 2014.
  13. Sean Wilner, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Shubhanshu Mishra, Kiumars Soltani, Jana Diesner. Comparison of Network Data Constructed from Text Data and Textual Meta-data, XXXIV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, 2014.
  14. Motahhare Eslami, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Roshanak Zilouchian Moghaddam, Karrie G. Karahalios, Evaluating Automated Friend Grouping in Online Social Networks, International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 2014. [pdf]
  15. Jana Diesner, Susie Pak, Jinseok Kim, Kiumars Soltani, Amirhossein Aleyasen. Computational Assessment of the Impact of Social Justice. iConference, 2014.
  16. Motahhare Eslami, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Roshanak Zilouchian Moghaddam, Karrie G. Karahalios, Evaluation of Automated Friend Grouping in Online Social Networks, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Extended Abstracts, 2014. [pdf]
  17. Jana Diesner, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Jinseok Kim, Shubhanshu Mishra, Kiumars Soltani. Using Socio-Semantic Network Analysis for Assessing the Impact of Documentaries, Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN), 2013.
  18. Motahhare Eslami, Amirhossein Aleyasen, Karrie G. Karahalios, Make Community Detection More Human, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), 2013. [pdf]


Recent News
  • Our Representation Independent Similarity Search paper got accepted to CIKM 2016.
    Sep 1, 2016
  • I am working on xCurator, an end-to-end tool for automated semi-structured to linked data transformation, in collaboration with Oktie Hasanzadeh from IBM Watson research center.
    March 12, 2016
  • ConText is open source now! Fork us on GitHub. The binary packages for Windows/OS X/Linux are available on the website.
    July 5, 2015
  • We will demonstrate Universal DB, our representation independent entity similarity and proximity search system, in VLDB 2015.
    June 17, 2015
  • I am so happy to announce that the algorithm awareness paper received Best Paper Award in CHI 2015
    Mar 3, 2015
  • Our algorithm awareness paper got accepted to CHI 2015
    Dec 15, 2014
  • Our Evaluating Automated Friend Grouping paper got accepted to SocInfo2014
    Sep 19, 2014
  • I am very happy to announce that I've named as a Siebel Scholar and received $35,000 award that given for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from the world's leading graduate schools. My page at Siebel Scholar website and the story on department's website.
    Thanks Mr. Siebel!
    Sep 19, 2014
  • Our General Similarity Search paper got accepted to GRADES2014
    April 29, 2014
  • Our Communication Network Comparison paper presented at ACM Web Science Conference.
    Aug 15, 2014
  • I'll be research intern at CommerceNet this summer
    May 19, 2014