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Hadi Fanaee-T, PhD

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Data Scientist at LIAAD-INESC TEC, University of Porto, Portugal

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Short Bio: Hadi Fanaee-T received his PhD degree (with distinction) in Computer Science from Faculty of Science of University of Porto, Portugal in November 2015. Since then he is a Postdoctoral researcher in European FP7 Project “MAESTRA” at INESC TEC research institute. His main research interests are interdisciplinary applications of tensor decompositions, anomaly/event detection and spatiotemporal data mining. He is the first-author of 7 journal articles and 7 conference papers. He has served as a Senior PC member for IJCAI2015, PC Member for ECML-PKDD 2013-15 and also reviewer for TDKE, DMKD, ML, KAIS, KBS, CSUR and many more scientific venues. He was invited talk at the summer school on "mining big and complex data" held in Ohrid, Macedonia, September 2016. He is co-advisor of one PhD student, one visiting PhD student, and two research fellows. He is also the leader and main developer in SimTensor software project.

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary applications of Tensor Decompsitions
  • Event/Anomaly/Outlier Detection
  • Time series Analysis
  • Mining Complex Data
  • Spatio-temporal Data Mining


  • Dec 2015-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, European FP7 Project "MAESTEA", INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal
  • 4-9 September 2016, MAESTRA Summer School on Big and Complex Data, Ohrid, Macedonia
  • 2-5 September 2015, Summer School on Data Sciences for Big Data , ECML/PKDD 2015 Summer School, Porto, Portugal
  • Nov 2015, PhD in Computer Science (with distinction), University of Porto, Portugal
  • Sep 2010, MSc, Shiraz University, Iran
  • Jan 2008, BSc, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


  • Hamid Eslami Nosratabadi ( Research Fellow, Co-advisor with Prof. Joao Gama)
    • Mobility Mining using Nonnegative Tensor Factorization (concluded)
  • Sofia da Silva Fernandes (PhD student, Co-advisor with Prof. Joao Gama)
    • Tensor-based approaches for Evolving Social Network Analysis (in progress)
  • Roberto Corizzo (Visting PhD student, Co-advisor with Prof. Joao Gama)
    • Tensor models for power forecasting (in progress)

Scientific Services

Editorial Board

Program Committee member

  • 32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2017)
  • The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2017)
  • 23rd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2017)
  • International Workshop on Analytics on Evolving Networks, The Hague, Netherlands, 29 August 2016 (AEN 2016)
  • International Workshop on High Velocity Mobile Data Mining, June 2016, Porto, Portugal (MobDM 2016)
  • (Senior PC Member) International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015, July 25-31, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina (IJCAI2015)
  • European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery : ECMLPKDD'2013 (Czech), ECMLPKDD'2014 (France), ECMLPKDD'2015 (Portugal)
  • The 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing, April 13 - 17, 2015, Salamanca, Spain (SAC2015)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, June 20-22, Porto, Portugal (CBMS 2013).
  • International workshop on Ubiquitous Data Mining, 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (UDM'2013), Beijing, China, August 3, 2013
  • International workshop on Ubiquitous Data Mining , 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (UDM'2012), Montpellier, France, August 27 - 31, 2012.
  • Doctoral Symposium on Informatics Engineering (DSIE'2012), 26-27 January 2012, Porto , Portugal.

Journal Reviewer

External Reviewer

  • ACM SIGKDD conference on knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD'2012, KDD'2015 and KDD'2016 )
  • INNS Big Data 2015 (INNS-BigData'2015), San Francisco, USA, 8-10 August 2015
  • The 2014 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2014), Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014 Shanghai , China
  • 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning for Urban Sensor Data (SenseML 2014)
  • 2012 Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks (SBRN'2012), Curitiba, Parana, Brazil,October 20-25, IEEE, 2012
  • 12th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI'2012), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, September 3 - 7, Springer, 2012.

Professional Membership

Honors & Awards

Research Project and Grants

Teaching Experience

  • University of Applied Science and Technology - Academic Center for Education , Calture and Research ( ACECR ) , Mashad , Iran , 2008- 2010
    • Theory of Electronic Commerce
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Information Technology Engineering
    • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Shargh Specialized Language and IT Education Center , 2008-2009
    • Electronic Commerce
  • Ferdowsi University of Mashad , Cultural Center , 2004-2008
    • Multimedia

Work Experiences

  • Programmer and website designer , Statistics and Information Technology Center , Ferdowsi University of Mashad , Mashad , Iran , 2005-2006
  • Software Developer , Kasbarg Information Technology Co. , Technology Development Center , Compus of Ferdowsi University of Mashad , Mashad , Iran , 2005-2010
  • Technical Secretary for ISIRI/ITTC/SC35 Committee ( ISO Information Technology Standards for User interfaces )
    Institute of Standard and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) , 2009 - 2011
  • Working Group Responsible for Workgroup ISIRI/ITTC/SC 35/WG 2 ( ISO Information Technology Standards for GUI and Interaction )
    Institute of Standard and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) , 2009 - 2011



  1. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, EigenEvent: An Algorithm for Event Detection from Complex Data streams in Syndromic Surveillance , Intelligent Data Analysis , PP. 597–616, Vol. 19, No. 3, June 2015, IOS Press. DOI: 10.3233/IDA-150734 (Impact Factor : 0.63)
  2. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, Eigenspace Method for Spatiotemporal Hotspot Detection, PP. 454-464, Vol. 32, No. 3, Expert Systems, June 2015, Wiley. DOI: 10.1111/exsy.12088 (Impact Factor : 0.94)
  3. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, Event Labeling Combining Ensemble Detectors and Background Knowledge , Progress in Artificial Intelligence, PP. 113-127, Vol 2, No.2-3, June 2014, Springer. DOI:10.1007/s13748-013-0040-3 (50 citations)
  4. Hadi Fanaee-T, Mehran Yazdi, A Semantic VSM-Based Recommender System, International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, PP. 331-336, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2013. IACSIT Press. DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2013.V5.704
  5. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, Multi-aspect-streaming tensor analysis, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol 89, PP. 332-345, Nov 2015, Elsevier. DOI:10.1016/j.knosys.2015.07.013 (Impact Factor : 3.32)
  6. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, Tensor-based anomaly detection: An interdisciplinary survey, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol 98, PP. 130-147, April 2016, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.knosys.2016.01.027 (Impact Factor : 3.32)
  7. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, Event detection from traffic tensors: a hybrid model, Neurocomputing, Volume 203, August 2016, Pages 22–33, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2016.04.006 (Impact Factor : 2.39)


  1. Z. Souzanchi-k, Hadi Fanaee-T, H. Yaghoubi, M-R Akbarzadeh-T, A multi Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System for short term load forecasting by using previous day features, In the proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference On Electronics and Information Engineering (ICEIE'2010), vol.2, no., pp.V2-54,V2-57, 1-3 Aug. 2010. DOI: 10.1109/ICEIE.2010.5559714
  2. Hadi Fanaee-T, Márcia D. B. Oliveira, João Gama, Simon Malinowski, Ricardo Morla, Event and Anomaly Detection Using Tucker3 Decomposition, In Proceedings of 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'2012)- UDM Workshop, CEUR Workshop Proceedings , Vol 960, PP. 8-12, 2012, RWTH Aachen, Germany. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2370.9286
  3. Hadi Fanaee-T, Finding the best ranking model for spatial objects, In Proceedings of 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'2012)- UDM Workshop, CEUR Workshop Proceedings , Vol 960, PP. 58-60, 2012, RWTH Aachen, Germany. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2895.2164
  4. Hadi Fanaee-T, Joao Gama, An Eigenvector-based Hotspot detection, In the proceedings of 16th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA'2013), Acores, Portugal, PP. 290-301, 9-12 September 2013. ISBN: 978-989-95489-1-6. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4992.3686
  5. Hadi Fanaee-T, Mehran Yazdi, A Novel Ontology-based Recommender System for online forums , In Proceedings of 2011 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information Management and Engineering (ICIME'2011), PP. 183-189, Vol.5, May 21-22, 2011, Zhengzhou, China. ISBN: 978-981-07-2866-3, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2633.0724
  6. Hadi Fanaee-T, Ana Maria Tome , Jose Manuel Matos Moreira, Ranking of Spatial Polygons based on their neighbor facilities quality , In Proceedings of 17th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition (RecPad'2011) , 28 Oct 2011, Porto , Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-8331-15-1. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.3288.4327
  7. Hadi Fanaee-T, Marcia Oliveira , Joao Gama, Anomaly detection from telecommunication data using three-way analysis, In Proceedings of 20th Congress of the Portuguese Statistical Society (SPE'2012), PP. 557-562, Vol.1 , 26-29 September 2012, Porto, Portugal. ISBN: 978-972-8890-32-2. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4337.0082
  8. Hadi Fanaee-T, Spatio-Temporal Clustering Methods Classification, In Proceedings of Doctoral Symposium on Informatics Engineering (DSIE'2012), PP. 199-209, Vol.1, 26-27 January 2012, Porto , Portugal. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.3812.7204

Data Sets

  1. Hadi Fanaee-T, Bike Sharing Dataset, UCI Machine Learning Repository, []. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.


  1. Leader and Main Developer, SimTensor Software Project ( Tensor data generator for evaluation of tensor factorization algorithms)- Github link