Faisal Kamiran worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor Xiangliang Zhang at Machine Intelligence and kNowledge Engineering (MINE) Laboratory during April 2012 - April 2014 in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

First employment: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Information Technology University  (ITU)​, Punjab, Pakistan.

Research Interests

Faisal's research interests include Data mining, cost sensitive learning, privacy preserving.

Selected Publications

  • Toon Calders, Asim Karim, Faisal Kamiran, Wasif Ali, Xiangliang Zhang, Controlling Attribute Effect in Linear Regression. Proc. of 13th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2013), Dallas, Texas, December 7-10, 2013 (regular paper, acceptance rate=94/809=11.6%).
  • F. Kamiran and T. Calders. Data pre-processing techniques for classification without discrimination, Knowledge and Information Systems, pages 1-33, 2012. ​​
  • Faisal Kamiran, Asim Karim, and Xiangliang Zhang, Decision Theory for Discrimination-aware Classification. Proc. of 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2012), pages 924-929, Brussels, Belgium, December 10 - 13, 2012 (acceptance rate=151/756=20%).​
  • I. Zliobaite, F. Kamiran, and T. Calders. Handling conditional discrimination. In Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Data Mining (ICDM 2011), pages 992-1001, 2011. Vancouver, Canada.
  • F. Kamiran, T. Calders, and M. Pechenizkiy. Discrimination-aware decision tree learning. In Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Data Mining (ICDM 2010), pages 869-874, 2010. Sydney, Australia.

Education Profile

  • ​ M.S., Computer Science, University of the Central Punjab (UCP), Pakistan, 2006.
  •  Ph.D., Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2011.

Professional Memberships


Awards and Distinctions

  • ​IBM travel grant ( 520 USD ) for attending ICDM 2011.
  • Best student paper award, IEEE IC4 conference, 2009.