Souleiman Hasan

 

Lecturer
Maynooth University, Ireland

School of Business & Hamilton Institute
Phone +353 (01) 474 7628
Email souleiman dot hasan at mu dot ie

 

My research vision aims to make data self-explanatory with embedded meaning rather than with externally defined semantics, so machines as well as human software agents can exchange data without semantic barriers. That will be the enabler for truly open information systems on the Web and in the Internet of Things. I employ a wide array of methods ranging from pure mathematics, through engineering and computer science, and to the social sciences.

Bio: I am a lecturer in information systems at Maynooth University, with research interests in data analytics, machine learning, word semantic embeddings, internet of things, and management information systems. I previously was an adjunct lecturer, and postodoctoral researcher in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and the Lero Software Research Centre, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I earned a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Publications
2018

Dritjon Gruda and Souleiman Hasan, 2018, July. You're Anxious and I know it! A Machine Learning Approach to perceiving Anxiety in Micro-Blog Data. In Academy of Management Proceedings(Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 17625). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management. [Link]

Edward Curry, Souleiman Hasan, Willem Fabritius, Umiar ul Hassan, and Wassim Derguech, 2018. IoT-Enhanced User Experience for Smart Water and Energy Management. IEEE Internet Computing, (1), pp.1-1. [Link]

2017

Souleiman Hasan, 2017. NoSym: Non-Symbolic Databases for Data Decoupling. In The Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR). [Link]

Souleiman Hasan, and Edward Curry, 2017. Word Re-Embedding via Manifold Dimensionality Retention. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (pp. 321-326). [Link]

Tarek Zaarour, Niki Pavlopoulou, Souleiman Hasan, and Edward Curry, 2017, June. Automatic anomaly detection over sliding windows: Grand challenge. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (pp. 310-314). ACM. [Link]

Asra Aslam, Souleiman Hasan, and Edward Curry, 2017, June. Challenges with image event processing: Poster. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (pp. 347-348). ACM. [Link]

Piyush Yadav, Souleiman Hasan, and Edward Curry, 2017, June. The Event Crowd: A Novel Approach for Crowd-Enabled Event Processing. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (pp. 44-53). ACM. [Link]

Piyush Yadav, Souleiman Hasan, Adegboyega Ojo, Edward Curry, 2017. The Role of Open Data in Driving Sustainable Mobility in Nine Smart Cities.  In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães. Association for Information Systems. [Link]

Umair ul Hassan, Souleiman Hasan, Wassim Derguech, Louise Hannon, Eoghan Clifford, Christos Kouroupetroglou, Sander Smit, and Edward Curry, 2017. Water Analytics and Management with Real-Time Linked Dataspaces. In Government 3.0–Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services (pp. 173-196). Springer, Cham. [Link]

2016

Souleiman Hasan, 2016. Loose Coupling in Heterogeneous Event-based Systems via Approximate Semantic Matching and Dynamic Enrichment (PhD Thesis). [Link]

2015

Souleiman Hasan and Edward Curry, 2015, June. Tackling variety in event-based systems. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (pp. 256-265). ACM. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan and Edward Curry, 2015. Thingsonomy: Tackling variety in internet of things events. IEEE Internet Computing19(2), pp.10-18. [Link]

2014

Wassim Derguech, Sami Bhiri, Souleiman Hasan, and Edward Curry, 2014. Using formal concept analysis for organizing and discovering sensor capabilities. The Computer Journal58(3), pp.356-367. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan and Edward Curry, 2014. Approximate semantic matching of events for the internet of things. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)14(1), p.2. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan and Edward Curry, 2014, December. Thematic event processing. In Proceedings of the 15th International Middleware Conference (pp. 109-120). ACM. [Link]

2013

Souleiman Hasan, Sean O'Riain, and Edward Curry, 2013, June. Towards unified and native enrichment in event processing systems. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM international conference on Distributed event-based systems (pp. 171-182). ACM. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan, Kalpa Gunaratna, Yongrui Qin, and Edward Curry, 2013, June. approximate semantic matching in the collider event processing engine. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM international conference on Distributed event-based systems(pp. 337-338). ACM. [Link]

Wassim Derguech, Souleiman Hasan, Sami Bhiri, and Edward Curry, 2013, June. Organizing capabilities using formal concept analysis. In Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE), 2013 IEEE 22nd International Workshop on (pp. 260-265). IEEE. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan, Richard Medland, Marcus Foth, and Edward Curry, 2013, April. Curbing resource consumption using team-based feedback. In International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 75-86). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. [Link]

James O’Donnell, Edward Corry, Souleiman Hasan, Marcus Keane, and Edward Curry, 2013. Building performance optimization using cross-domain scenario modeling, linked data, and complex event processing. Building and Environment62, pp.102-111. [Link]

Edward Curry, James O’Donnell, Edward Corry, Souleiman Hasan, Marcus Keane, and Seán O’Riain, 2013. Linking building data in the cloud: Integrating cross-domain building data using linked data. Advanced Engineering Informatics27(2), pp.206-219. [Link]

2012

Edward Curry, Souleiman Hasan, and Sean O'Riain, 2012, October. Enterprise energy management using a linked dataspace for energy intelligence. In Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT), 2012 (pp. 1-6). IEEE. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan, Sean O'Riain, and Edward Curry, 2012, July. Approximate semantic matching of heterogeneous events. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (pp. 252-263). ACM. [Link]

Edward Curry, Souleiman Hasan, Mark White, and Hugh Melvin, 2012, May. An environmental chargeback for data center and cloud computing consumers. In International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centers (pp. 117-128). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. [Link]

2011

Edward Curry, Souleiman Hasan, Umair ul Hassan, Micah Herstand, and Seán O'Riain, 2011. An Entity-Centric Approach to Green Information Systems. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011), pp.1-7. [Link]

Souleiman Hasan, Edward Curry, Mauricio Banduk, and Sean O'Riain, 2011, October. Toward situation awareness for the semantic sensor web: Complex event processing with dynamic linked data enrichment. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Semantic Sensor Networks-Volume 839 (pp. 69-82). CEUR-WS. org. [Link]

Positions
2017 -      Lecturer in Information Systems, School of Business and Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland
2016 - 2017      Adjunct Lecturer, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
2015 - 2017      Research Associate, Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway
2015 - 2017      Technical Group Lead, Group for Data Processing Architectures, EU Big Data Value Association (BDVA)

Teaching
2018      Lecturer – MB619 IT Skills and Capabilities (MSc), Maynooth University, Ireland
2018      Lecturer – MB620 Contemporary Issues in IT (MSc), Maynooth University, Ireland
2018      Lecturer – MN204 Introduction to Management Information Systems (Undergraduate), Maynooth University, Ireland
2008-2009      Teaching Assistant – Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Information Systems, Damascus University, Syria

Service
2016      Organizer, Data Architectures Session, EU Big Data Value Association Summit, Spain
2018      Reviewer, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
2018      Reviewer, Sensors Journal 
2016 – 2017      PC Member, International Conference on Cloud Computing and Service Science 
2017      Reviewer, ACM Computing Surveys Journal
2015      Reviewer, Journal of Internet Services and Applications
2015      PC Member, Schema-agnostic Queries- Semantic Web Challenge at the Extended Semantic Web Conference
2014      Reviewer, Oxford University Press Computer Journal
2014      Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) Journal

Fellowships and Awards
2010-2015      PhD Fellowship, DERI Semantic Web Research Institute/Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway,Ireland
2015      Invitee to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany
2003-2008      Damascus University Honour Award, Damascus University
2000-2008      Ministry of Education Fellowship, Syria
1997      Medal in Physics and Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Syria

Supervision and Mentoring
2018 –      Supervisor for 6 MSc Students, School of Business, Maynooth University:
  • Shóna Mccormick (Salesforce)
  • Anurodh Chauhan (Salesforce)
  • Asir Solomon Prabu Abirakham (Salesforce)
  • Stiofan Coneely (Intel)
  • Robert Dignam (Intel)
  • Michael Leigh (MU School of Business) 
2012 – 2017      Mentor for 4 PhD students [Asra Aslam, Piyush Yadav, Tarek Zaarour, Niki Pavlopoulou] and 5 interns [Yongrui Qin, Kalpa Gunaratna, Mauricio Banduk, Dippy Aggarwal, Yann Chauvin], at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
2008 – 2009      Coach of Damascus University teams. The 33rd and 34th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), Arab and North Africa Region. Alexandria, Egypt.

Institutional Responsibilities
2018 –      Co-Chair of the Research Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Maynooth University, Ireland
2018 –      Member of the Departmental Research Student Progress Committee for 2 PhD students [Brian McLafferty, Zaira Rivera Fernandez], School of Business, Maynooth University, Ireland
2016 – 2017      Member of Graduate Research Committee for 4 PhD students [Siamak Bazegar, Waqas Khawaja, Lucas Azevedo, Niki Pavlopoulou], Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Projects
2016 – 2017      Dell / LERO Smart City Research Programme. The main goal of the Smart City Sustainability Ecosystems work package is to design and evaluate a unified open data and IoT infrastructure for urban mobility systems.
2015 – 2017      Waternomics. The Waternomics EU project aims to reduce water consumption of municipalities, corporations and domestic users by providing water managers and consumers with timely information about water usage and water availability. The project makes information about the water services system available to stakeholders in real-time in order to stimulate water saving. By employing smart water technology, the project (i) enables the detailed and real-time measurement of water flows and usage, (ii) supports analyses of water consumption patterns and (iii) provides key recommendations on how to increase water efficiency.
2013 – 2014      SENSE. SENSE was a research and innovation project funded by Enterprise Ireland and Schneider Electric investigating an energy management system for small commercial buildings. SENSE empowered building occupants to actively engage in energy saving. Using modern sensor technologies, SENSE was able to identify energy waste problems occurring within a building in real-time and recommended solutions specific to the environment.By providing detailed feedback and analysis about energy use, SENSE increased awareness of energy conservation and encouraged behaviour change.
2010 – 2012      DERI Energy & Sustainable DERI. DERI Energy and Sustainable DERI were projects of the Green and Sustainable IT unit at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). The projects targeted the data integration for green IT, and energy management within small and medium-size buildings using sensors and semantic web technologies.

Talks
2016      Souleiman Hasan, “Big Data Analytics; Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things”, Geodirectory Big Data Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
2015      Souleiman Hasan, “Dealing with Variety in the Internet of Things”, Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences (EarthBiAs2015) Summer School, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
2015      Souleiman Hasan and Edward Curry. Tutorial, “Tackling Large Scale Event Variety in the Internet of Things”, the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference.
2016      Souleiman Hasan, “Big Data Processing Architectures”, Data Architectures and Infrastructures Session, Big Data Value Association Summit, Valencia, Spain
2016      Souleiman Hasan, “Distributional Semantics for Loose Coupling in IoT Architectures”, Insight SIG meeting on NLP, Insight, Galway, Ireland.
2015      Souleiman Hasan, “Big Data Technical Priorities”, International Workshop on Big Data Standards: European Initiatives, DCU, Dublin, Ireland.