Muhidin Mohamed


    • United Kingdom

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    Office:  ABS 260 
    Phone:  +44 (0) 121 204 3526 



    Muhidin Mohamed is a Teaching Fellow in Business Analytics at the department of Operations and Information Management, Aston University. He holds a PhD in Data Analytics and Natural Language Processing and has over 13 years of academic experience in higher education both in the UK and overseas. He worked at the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Associate for over four years before joining Aston University. He was previously employed in higher education institutions in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Somalia. His general background covers Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with a specific specialization and interest in Data Science and Machine Learning. Besides, Muhidin worked as a telecom engineer and a business consultant for over 2 years.

    Muhidin's current research interests include Social Media  Analytics, AI adoption in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. He has about 20 publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He also engaged in a range of other ICT research projects including Biomedical Data Analysis, Network Traffic Management and Performance Optimisation, and Wireless Communication Technologies.

    Research Interests

    • Text Analytics and Natural Language Prociessing
    • Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Analytics 
    • Building NLP/Machine Learning Datasets for Low-resource Languages
    • Enabling Low-resource Languages with NLP and Machine Learning 
    • Data and Fraud Analytics (Detection and Prevention)
    • AI and Data Analytics Adoption Among SMEs
    • Learning Analytics
    • AI Misuse


    Teaching Activity

    •  BDM163 - M.Sc Business Analytics Project (M.Sc)
    •  BNK432 - Big Data for Decision Making (M.Sc, Online)
    •  BNM832 - Big Data for Decision Making (M.Sc)
    •  BNK464 - Software for Analytics (M.Sc, Online)
    •  BNM864 - Software for Analytics (M.Sc)
    •  CS3460 -  Enterprise Computing Strategies (4th Year Udergraduate / M.Sc)
    •  BN3356 - Business Analytics and Data Mining (3rd Year Udergraduate)
    •  BN2212 - Software for Analytics (2nd  Year Udergraduate)
    •  CS1050 - Information Systems and Databases (1st Year Undergradue )
    •  BB0DTA -  Introduction to Data Analysis (Foundation)



    • Certified Practitioner in Digital Teaching and Learning, Blackboard, 2022
    • FHEA - Fellowship of High Education Academy, Advance HE, 2021
    • PhD in NLP and Data Analytics, The University of Birmingham, 2016.
    • MSc in Electronics and Telecoms Eng. (Distinction), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia,  2011.
    • BSc in Computer Science (1st class), International University of Africa, Sudan, 2008


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    • SDbQfSum: Query-focused summarization framework basedon diversity and text semantic analysis

      Mohamed, M., Oussalah, M. & Chang, V., Jan 2024, In: Expert Systems. 41, 1, 20 p., e13462.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

      Open Access
    • AfriMTE and AfriCOMET: Enhancing COMET to Embrace Under-resourced African Languages

      Wang, J., Adelani, D. I., Agrawal, S., Masiak, M., Rei, R., Briakou, E., Carpuat, M., He, X., Bourhim, S., Bukula, A., Mohamed, M., Olatoye, T., Adewumi, T., Mokayed, H., Mwase, C., Kimotho, W., Yuehgoh, F., Aremu, A., Ojo, J., Muhammad, S. H., & 38 othersOsei, S., Omotayo, A-H., Chukwuneke, C., Ogayo, P., Hourrane, O., Anigri, S. E., Ndolela, L., Mangwana, T., Mohamed, S. A., Hassan, A., Awoyomi, O. O., Alkhaled, L., Al-Azzawi, S., Etori, N. A., Ochieng, M., Siro, C., Njoroge, S., Muchiri, E., Kimotho, W., Momo, L. N. W., Abolade, D., Ajao, S., Shode, I., Macharm, R., Iro, R. N., Abdullahi, S. S., Moore, S. E., Opoku, B., Akinjobi, Z., Afolabi, A., Obiefuna, N., Ogbu, O. R., Brian, S., Otiende, V. A., Mbonu, C. E., Sari, S. T., Lu, Y. & Stenetorp, P., 16 Nov 2023.

      Research output: Preprint or Working paperPreprintpeer-review

    • MasakhaNEWS: News Topic Classification for African languages

      Adelani, D. I., Masiak, M., Azime, I. A., Alabi, J. O., Tonja, A. L., Mwase, C., Ogundepo, O., Dossou, B. F. P., Oladipo, A., Nixdorf, D., Emezue, C. C., al-azzawi, S. S., Sibanda, B. K., David, D., Ndolela, L., Mukiibi, J., Ajayi, T. O., Ngoli, T. M., Odhiambo, B., Owodunni, A. T., & 45 othersObiefuna, N. C., Mohamed, M., Muhammad, S. H., Ababu, T. M., Abdullahi, S. S., Yigezu, M. G., Gwadabe, T., Abdulmumin, I., Bame, M. T., Awoyomi, O. O., Shode, I., Adelani, T. A., Kailani, H. A., Omotayo, A-H., Adeeko, A., Abeeb, A., Aremu, A., Samuel, O., Siro, C., Kimotho, W., Ogbu, O. R., Mbonu, C. E., Chukwuneke, C. I., Fanijo, S., Ojo, J., Awosan, O. F., Guge, T. K., Sari, S. T., Nyatsine, P., Sidume, F., Yousuf, O., Oduwole, M., Tshinu, K. P., Kimanuka, U., Diko, T., Nxakama, S., Nugussie, S. G., Johar, A. T., Mohamed, S. A., Hassan, F. M., Mehamed, M. A., Ngabire, E., Twagirayezu, J., Ssenkungu, I. & Stenetorp, P., Nov 2023, Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing and the 3rd Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Vol. 1. p. 144-159 16 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

      Open Access
    • Data Expansion Using WordNet-based Semantic Expansion and Word Disambiguation for Cyberbullying Detection

      Jahan, M. S., Oussalah, M. & Mohamed, M., 20 Jun 2022, Data Expansion Using WordNet-based Semantic Expansion and Word Disambiguation for Cyberbullying Detection. p. 1761–1770 10 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

      Open Access
    • Knowledge-Based Sentence Semantic Similarity: Algebraical Properties

      Oussalah, M. & Mohamed, M., 21 Aug 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Progress in Artificial Intelligence.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

      Open Access