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Mohammed Abufouda

Mohammed Abufouda     "محمد أبو فودة"
Post:TU Kaiserslautern
Postfach 3049
67663 Kaiserslautern
Room: 48-668
Email: abufouda [at]
Phone: +49 631 205 3340
Personal website:

Research interest:

I am interested in the following research areas:

  • Complex network analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Computational social science 


Work experience:

  • Teaching

    • Graph theory: entire lectures of SS'15, partly SS'16, partly SS'17
    • Complex network analysis: partly WS'14-15, partly WS'16-17
  • Teaching assistant:

    • Complex network analysis WS'13-14, WS'14-15, WS'15-16, WS'16-17
    • Graph theory SS’13, SS'14, SS'15, SS'16, SS'17
  • Research assistant:

    • AQUA (Jun-2012 – Oct-2012 ): online fault prediction, machine learning
    • DFKI (Oct-2010 – Mar-2012 ): semantic web for  iGreen project
    • IESE ( Sep-2011 – May-2013): software product line, software architectures
  • Software engineer (Feb-2007 – Jul-2010 ): Ministry of interior, Palestine


(Google Scholar)

  1. Mohammed Abufouda and Katharina A. Zweig: "Link Classification and Tie Strength Ranking in Online Social Networks with Exogenous Interaction Networks". 2017, arXiv pre-print
  2. Mohammed Abufouda: "Community Aliveness: Discovering Interaction Decay Patterns in Online Social Communities", 4th European Network Intelligence Conference - 11.-12 September 2017 Duisburg, Germany. pre-print, Presentation, Video
  3. Mohammed Abufouda and Katharina A. Zweig: "Stochastic Modeling of the Decay Dynamics of Online Social Networks". In:  CompleNet 2017. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, pre-printPresentationPoster
  4. Mohammed Abufouda, Katharina A. Zweig: “A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Dynamics of Online Social Networks Decay”, 2016, arXiv pre-print.
  5. Mohammed Abufouda, Katharina A. Zweig: “Link Assessment in Social Networks Using Multiple Associated Interaction Networks”, Machine learning summer school, 2016, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru. (poster)
  6. Mohammed Abufouda, Katharina A. Zweig: “Are We Really Friends?: Link Assessment in Social Networks Using Multiple Associated Interaction Networks”, WWW ’15 Companion Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web: 771-776. pdf
  7. Mohammed Abufouda, Katharina A. Zweig: “Interactions around social networks matter: Predicting the social network from associated interaction networks”, International conference on Advances of social network analysis and mining ASONAM’14: 142-145. pre-print
  8. Mohammed Abufouda: “CRATER: Case-based Reasoning Framework for Engineering an Adaptation Engine in Self-Adaptive Software Systems“, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Informatik, 2015.
  9. Mohammed Abufouda: “Quality-Aware Approach for Engineering Self-Adaptive Software Systems”, Third international Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  10. Mohammed Abufouda: “A framework for enhancing performance and handling run-time uncertainty in self-adaptive systems”, International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications; 2014, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p73. pdf
  11. Mohammed Abufouda: “CRATER: Case-based Reasoning Framework for Constructing An Adaptation Engine in Self-Adaptive Software Systems”, Master Thesis, 2012.pdf
  12. Grimnes Gunnar Aastrand, Malte Kiesel, Mohammed Abufouda, and Armin Schröder: “Semantic Integration through Linked Data in the iGreen project”, In GIL Jahrestagung, pp. 107-110. 2012. pdf

Events Attended:

  • ENIC'17: 4th European Network Intelligence Conference, Duisburg, Germany (Presentation, Video)
  • Complenet'17: Complex networks international conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (Presentation, Poster)
  • MLSS'16: Machine Learning Summer School, Arequipa, Peru. (Poster Presented)
  • NetSci-X'16: International school and conference on network science, Wroclaw, Poland.
  • NetSci'15: International school and conference on network science, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • ASONAM'15, International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Paris, France. (Demos and Exhibitions co-chair)
  • WWW'15: International conference of World Wide Web, Florence, Italy. (Talk given)
  • ASONAM'14: International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Beijing, China. (Talk given)
  • ECCS'14: European conference on complex systems, Lucca, Italy. (Talk given)
  • Network factory: a network science summer school 2013, Höllviken, Sweden

Master theses for students:

If you are interested in doing your master thesis with our group, please contact me as I have some open interesting topics. It is preferable that you have already finished the course complex network analysis.

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