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Javed Aslam


Senior Associate Dean - Academic Affairs

Javed Aslam


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
246 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Javed Aslam, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Information retrieval
  • Applications of statistics and information theory


  • PhD in computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS in computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS in electrical engineering, University of Notre Dame


Javed Aslam is a professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He also held a postdoctoral position in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.

In machine learning, Aslam has developed models and algorithms for multi-label classification and learning in the presence of noisy or erroneous training data. In information retrieval, he 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. Aslam served as the general co-chair for the 2009 ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, and he also served as the program co-chair for SIGIR 2016.