Asharaf S

Dr.Asharaf S

Dean Development, Professor

Dr. Asharaf S is a computer engineer/scientist with extensive exposure in algorithms for machine learning. In addition to his current role as a Professor at IIITM-K/DUK, he also serves as a visiting faculty for MDP programs at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and as a Mentor in Kerala Startup Mission. He received his PhD and Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He graduated in Computer Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology. After B.Tech, he has worked as a lecturer at T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam, and after  PhD he has worked as a Research Scientist at America Online (AOL) R&D Labs and as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. He is a recipient of IBM outstanding PhD student award 2006, IBM Shared University Research Grant 2015, IBM Open Science Collaboration Programme Grant 2017, and  DBT/BIRAC/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Research Grant under Grand Challenges India program in 2019. He has published three books and more than 50 research papers in international journals and conferences. He  served as the founding professor-in-charge of Maker Village Cochin ( and currently serves as the Professor-in-Charge of Kerala Blockchain Academy( His areas of interest include technologies and business models related to data engineering, machine learning, information retrieval and blockchains.

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Recent Publications List (Last 5 years)

  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), Conceptualized phrase clustering with distributed k-means Intelligent Decision Technologies 13; 153-160, 2019
  • SABEELA (HJ), CHANDRAN (NV), ASHARAF (S), SABIR (AS), Parkchain: A blockchain powered parking solution for Smart cities, Frontiers in Blockchain, 2:6; 2019
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), Extracting Conceptual Relationships and Inducing Concept Lattices from Unstructured Text, Journal of Intelligent Systems 284; 669-681; 2019
  • SABEELA (HJ), ANOOP (V.S) , ASHARAF (S), Blockchain for Healthcare: Securing Patient Data and Enabling Trusted Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (Accepted for Publication -2019)
  • AFZAL (AL), ASHARAF (S), Deep kernel learning in core vector machines, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer 21(3):721-9; Aug 2018
  • AFZAL (AL), ASHARAF (S), Deep multiple multilayer kernel learning in core vector machines Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, 96:149-56; Apr 2018
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), Aspect-Oriented Sentiment Analysis: A Topic Modeling-Powered Approach Journal of Intelligent Systems 29; 1166-1178; 2018
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), A Topic Modeling Guided Approach for Semantic Knowledge Discovery in e-Commerce International Journal of Interactive Multimedia & Artificial Intelligence 4(6);1166-1178; Dec 2017
  • NAIR (NK), ASHARAF (S), Tensor decomposition based approach for training extreme learning machines Big Data Research 10:8-20; Dec 2017
  • REKHA (AG), ABDULLA (MS), ASHARAF (S), Lightly trained support vector data description for novelty detection Expert Systems with Applications 85:25-32; Nov 2017
  • ASHARAF (S), ANOOP (VS), AFZAL (AL), A framework for meaning aware product discovery in e-commerce Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management IGI GLOBAL 1386-1398; 2016
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), DEEPAK (P), Learning concept hierarchies through probabilistic topic modeling International Journal of Information Processing arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.09573; 2016
  • REKHA (A.G), MOHAMMED SHAHID ABDULLA, ASHARAF (S), Artificial Intelligence Marketing: An application of a novel Lightly Trained Support Vector Data Description, Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences 37(5), 681-691; 2016
  • SANKAR, PREM (C), ASHARAF (S), SATHEESH KUMAR (K), Learning from bees: An approach for influence maximization on viral campaigns, PloS one 11.12; 2016
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), A Power Iteration Clustering Based Technique for Fast Similarity Queries on Large Unstructured Dataset SCIT Journal 975; 8887; 2015

Conference Publications

  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), DEEPAK (P), Topic Modeling for Unsupervised Concept Extraction and Document Ranking, International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, Springer 683; 123-135; Sep 2017
  • NOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), Distributional Semantic Phrase Clustering and Conceptualization Using Probabilistic Knowledgebase, International Conference on Next Generation Computing Technologies, Springer 526-534; 2017
  • VAISAKH (SHAJ), AKHIL (PM), ASHARAF (S), Edge PSO – A Recombination Operator Based PSO Algorithm For Solving TSP, International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics ((ICACCI), IEEE ; 35-41; Sep 2016
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), Unsupervised Concept Hierarchy Learning: A Topic Modeling Guided Approach, Twelfth International conference on Data Mining and Warehousing Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier 89, 386-394; 2016
  • ANOOP (VS), SANKAR(CP), ASHARAF (S), ALESSANDRO (Z), Generating and visualizing topic hierarchies from microblogs: An iterative latent dirichlet allocation approach, International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), IEEE 824-828; Aug 2015
  • REKHA (AG), ABDULLA (MS), ASHARAF (S), Driving Business Analytics through Machine Learning and Big Data, AIMS international conference on management; 2015
  • JOHN (J), ASHARAF (S), Incremental multi-document summarization: An incremental clustering based approach, International Conference on Data Science & Engineering (ICDSE), IEEE; 136-139; Aug 2014
  • REKHA (A.G), MOHAMMED SHAHID ABDULLA, ASHARAF (S), Harnessing the power of Big Data with Machine Learning for Business Decision Support, Big Data and Analytics for Business(BDAB), New Delhi, India, Annals of Information Systems, Springer; 2014
  • ANOOP (VS), ASHARAF (S), A Novel Technique for Fast Similarity Queries on Unstructured Data, International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS); 2014


  • ASHARAF (S), ADARSH (S), Decentralized Computing Using Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts: Emerging Research and Opportunities, IGI Global, Jan 2017