Mohammed Zaki

Professor and CS Department Head


Mohammed J. Zaki is a Professor and Department Head of Computer Science at RPI. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Rochester in 1998. His research interests focus novel data mining and machine learning techniques, particularly for learning from graph structured and textual data, with applications in bioinformatics, personal health and financial analytics. He has around 300 publications (and 6 patents), including the Data Mining and Machine Learning textbook (2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2020). He is the founding co-chair for the BIOKDD series of workshops. He is currently an associate editor for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and he has also served as Area Editor for Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, and as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, and Social Networks and Mining. He was the program co-chair for SDM'08, SIGKDD'09, PAKDD'10, BIBM'11, CIKM'12, ICDM'12, IEEE BigData'15, and CIKM'18, and he recently co-chaired CIKM'22. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for ACM SIGKDD. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Department of Energy Early Career Principal Investigator Award, as well as HP Innovation Research Award, and Google Faculty Research Award. His research is supported in part by NSF, DARPA, NIH, DOE, IBM, Google, HP, and Nvidia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, and a Fellow of the AAAS.

Education & Training

Ph.D., Computer Science, July 1998, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

M.S., Computer Science, May 1995, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics (dual), May 1993, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas


Primary Research Focus
Data Mining, Machine Learning, Graph Learning, Bioinformatics, Personal Health
Other Focus Areas
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Text Mining
  • Graph Mining and Learning


Awards & Honors

IEEE Fellow

ACM Fellow

AAAS Fellow


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Mohammed Zaki has 208 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics.

Jonathan Harris, Mohammed J. Zaki
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research
, 2024
Jing Hu, Lingfei Wu, Yu Chen, Po Hu, Mohammed J. Zaki
Machine Intelligence Research
, 2024
Md Shamim Hussain, Mohammed J. Zaki, Dharmashankar Subramanian
Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
, 2023
, pp.810-821
Da Yan, Ariful Azad, Jie Hou, Jake Y. Chen, Mohammed J.J. Zaki
Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
, 2023
, pp.5897-5898
Diya Li, Mohammed J. Zaki, Ching hua Chen
Journal of Web Semantics
, 75
, 2023
Bishwajit Saha, Dmitry Krotov, Mohammed J. Zaki, Parikshit Ram
Proceedings of Machine Learning Research
, 202
, 2023
, pp.29649-29670
Aparna Gupta, Vipula Rawte, Mohammed J. Zaki
Computational Economics
, 2023
Yu Chen, Lingfei Wu, Mohammed J. Zaki
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
, 2023
Fnu Mohbat, Mohammed J. Zaki, Catherine Finegan-Dollak, Ashish Verma
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
, 2023
, pp.5342-5357
Yuchen Liang, Dmitry Krotov, Mohammed J. Zaki
Frontiers in Big Data
, 5
, 2022

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