I'm a research assistant in the Database System Group at University of Waterloo, working on information retrieval and recommender systems.

Since 2013, I have written internal and hobby projects in Python and Django Framework. Some of my code is open-source and available in my Github account.

Work

Dynamic Sampling Meets Pooling. [PDF] [SIGIR'19]
Gordon V. Cormack, Haotian Zhang, Nimesh Ghelani, Mustafa Abualsaud, Mark D. Smucker, Maura R. Grossman, Shahin Rahbariasl, and Amira Ghenai.

UWaterlooMDS at the TREC 2018 Common Core Track. [PDF] [TREC'17] [Top Performance Run]
Mustafa Abualsaud, Gordon V. Cormack, Nimesh Ghelani, Amira Ghenai, Maura R. Grossman, Shahin Rahbariasl Haotian Zhang, and Mark D. Smucker.

A System for Efficient High-Recall Retrieval. [DEMO] [PDF] [SIGIR'18]
Mustafa Abualsaud, Nimesh Ghelani, Haotian Zhang, Mark Smucker, Gordon Cormack and Maura Grossman.

Effective User Interaction for High-Recall Retrieval: Less is More. [DOI] [CIKM'18]
Haotian Zhang, Mustafa Abualsaud, Nimesh Ghelani, Mark Smucker, Gordon Cormack and Maura Grossman.

A Study of Immediate Requery Behavior in Search. [PDF] [CHIIR'18]
Haotian Zhang, Mustafa Abualsaud, and Mark D. Smucker.

Overview of the TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization Track. [PDF] [TREC'17]
Jimmy Lin, Salman Mohammed, Royal Sequiera, Luchen Tan, Nimesh Ghelani, Mustafa Abualsaud, Richard McCreadie, Dmitrijs Milajevs, Ellen M. Voorhees

UWaterlooMDS at the TREC 2017 Common Core Track. [PDF] [TREC'17] [Top Performance Run]
Haotian Zhang, Mustafa Abualsaud, Nimesh Ghelani, Angshuman Ghosh, Mark Smucker, Gordon Cormack and Maura Grossman.

WaterlooClarke: TREC 2015 Microblog Track. [DOI] [TREC'15]
Mustafa Abualsaud, Milad Ghaznavi, Daniel Recoskie, and Charles L. A. Clarke.

Utilizing Favorites Lists for Better Recommendations. [DOI] [BDCloud'14]
Mustafa Abualsaud, and Alex Thomo.

Code


HiCAL: A System for Efficient High-Recall Retrieval. [Github]