Javed A. Aslam

Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty

Current Research Projects

  • Efficient training and evaluation of search engines via crowd-sourced data.
  • Basic machine learning research on boosting and feature extraction, analysis, and selection.

Research Interests

Information retrieval and applications of machine learning, statistics, and information theory.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering | University of Notre Dame
  • MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Javed A. Aslam is a Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College, and he had held a postdoctoral position in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Prof. Aslam received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

Prof. Aslam’s research interests include information retrieval, machine learning, and the design and analysis of algorithms. In machine learning, he has developed models and algorithms for learning in the presence of noisy or erroneous training data. In information retrieval, he has applied techniques from machine learning, statistics, information theory, and social choice theory to develop algorithms for automatic information organization, metasearch, and efficient search engine training and evaluation. He has also been involved in the fields of human computation, transportation, computer security, wireless networking, and medical informatics. Prof. Aslam served as the General co-Chair for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval in 2009, and he will serve as the Program co-Chair for SIGIR in 2016.


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