Mehdi Allahyari

Mehdi Allahyari
Assistant Professor

Office: CIT 2321
Phone: (912) 478-1357
Email: mallahyari@georgiasouthern.edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of Georgia Southern University. Before joining Georgia Southern, I had been a full-time lecturer of computer science at the University of Georgia for a year. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia, working with the Professor Krys Kochut. My Ph.D. dissertation is “Semantic Web Topic Models: Integrating Ontological Knowledge and Probabilistic Topic Models”. My research focuses on Machine Learning and Semantic Web Mining, particularly developing and analyzing probabilistic and statistical models for natural language text applications such as recommendation, document classification, document summarization and clustering. For more details, please see Research Section.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, The University of Georgia, 2010 – 2016
  • B.SC. in Applied Mathematics, The University of Kashan, Iran, 2001 – 2005


Research interests: Semantic Web, Topic Models, Machine Learning.

My research interests include Semantic Web, Topic Models, Machine Learning, information retrieval and text processing. I am very interested in developing knowledge-based topic models that combine prior knowledge (background knowledge) such as ontologies and Linked Open Data (LOD) with probabilistic topic models in order to benefit the best of the two worlds. I am particularly interested in developing and applying topic models to:

  • Document Classification/Summarization
  • Graph-structured data including Ontologies, Social and Information Networks
  • Information Retrieval particularly in Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences
  • Relation Discovery
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommendation Systems
  • User Modeling/Profiling
  • Community Question Answering

Publications: Mehdi Allahyari Google scholar link


Mehdi website

Last updated: 8/31/2017

Department of Computer Science • P.O. Box 7997 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-2727